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Free theatre and drama training events for Northampton residents – apply now

Warts and All Theatre is offering bursaries for anyone wishing to get involved with theatre. Including: Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly, Monologues Masterclass and Audition Preparation workshops for Drama School or University, writes Christopher Elmer-Gorry.

Accelerate is Warts and All Theatre’s training and development programme for Young Artists interested in accelerating their skills in theatre. It’s a series of events, workshops and masterclasses delivered by quality artists and open for anyone to take part in who is aged 16-24.

  • It’s about learning new skills and developing your craft
  • It’s about gaining new experiences to support your applications to drama school or university
  • It’s about equipping you to work as a theatre artistafter drama school or university
  • It’s about training those that feel drama school or university is not an option for them, but still want to work in theatre.

Bursary places are available for all Accelerate events for young people who are aged 16-24 and have lived in Northampton for five or more years.

How do you get a free place?  

Visit www.wartsandalltheatre.co.uk/accelerate and take a look at all of the workshops available, follow the online links to book or apply for a bursary.

Upcoming Accelerate events:

 Accelerate: Monologue Surgery

In October 2017 we held an Audition Technique Masterclass. We asked the participants at this event, what would specifically help them develop their skills ready for auditions or interviews. One to One sessions on a monologue of their choice was an extremely popular suggestion… so that’s what we’re doing!

Our Monologue Surgeries are a chance for you to spend an hour developing/sharing/enhancing your monologues that you are preparing for auditions.

You could use your one-hour one to one surgery in any of the following ways:
•    Get feedback on your speeches
•    Work on staging or improving your audition speeches
•    Discuss options for further training as an actor.

We currently have 20 (1 hour) sessions available and you can book in for one of these in the same way as any of our Accelerate events. Please note: The Monologue surgeries are limited to 1 per person to ensure we can support and work with as many individuals as possible.

Various Dates:
Tuesday 20th February -3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm
Wednesday 21st February -2pm-3pm, 3-4pm, 4pm-5pm
Thursday 22nd February -2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm
Tuesday 27th February -5pm-6pm
Sunday 4th March -11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1pm-2pm, 2-3pm
Tuesday 6th March -2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm, 5pm-6pm
Wednesday 7th March -3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm
Thursday 8th March -2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm

Venue: Foodies.rocks
Price: £25 per session
Suitable for ages: 16-24
Apply for a bursary for this event
Get Tickets Here

 Accelerate: Frantic Assembly and Physical Theatre Masterclass

This three day masterclass includes one full day working with the UK’s leading physical theatre company – Frantic Assembly. Working with a member of the Frantic team you will explore a variety of Frantic Assembly’s exercises and devising methods.

Frantic Assembly‘s previous productions include Things I Know To Be True (UK and Australia), Othello, Beautiful Burnout (UK, Australia, New Zealand and New York), Lovesong, Stockholm (UK and Australia) and The Believers. We have also provided movement direction on the award-winning National Theatre of Great Britain production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour) as well as movement direction on the BAFTA nominated British/American TV series Humans (AMC, Channel 4 & Kudos).
On days two and three you will work as a company of performers, applying what you have learned, to develop your own new piece of physical theatre. This piece will then be shared with friends and family on Friday afternoon.

Date: 14th-16th February 2018
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm each day
Venue: Malcolm Arnold Academy
Price: £90
Suitable for ages: 16-24
Apply for a bursary for this event
Get Tickets Here

Accelerate: Monologues Masterclass

After the popular Audition Technique Masterclass in October 2017, we are holding a masterclass exploring Monologues.

Maybe you are applying for University or Drama School?
Maybe you are looking to do a Masters in acting after your degree?
Maybe you don’t know where to start in terms of finding a monologue and preparing it for an audition?

The masterclass will include:

  • Access to Warts and All Theatre’s play library to explore suitable monologues for you and your upcoming auditions.
  • Learn how to analyse and prepare your monologue.
  • Work with other Young Actors to rehearse and develop your monologue
  • An opportunity to perform your monologue and get feedback.

Date: Sunday 18th February
Time: 11-4pm
Venue: Foodies.rocks
Price: £30
Suitable for ages: 16-24
Apply for a bursary for this event
Get Tickets Here

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