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A look back at 2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012 

 

2015

The Mulholland Academy proudly presents…

“Noir-esque”
Our end of year Master class in performance

A showcase of comedy and drama…  a sparkling evening of entertainment. Introducing new talent, meeting familiar faces, friends old and new coming together to celebrate theatre and film – on-stage.

Saturday 12th of Dec.

Matinee show at 3pm and an evening show at 8pm

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 2014 

‘Diamonds’

‘The truth is, if there is anything you can say about the diamond, it is in the nature of its flaw’. The Councilor. Ridley Scott.

An evening of scenes from classic, and contemporary plays, movies and sketches. Where Woody Allen rubs shoulders with Tarantino, Pinter, Schiller and Monty Python. This annual event is now a mainstay of the International Acting community here in Amsterdam. Introducing new talent, seeing familiar faces, and friends coming together for a celebration before family spirit us away for Christmas festivities.

A night of fun and celebration! ♥

Deb, and the cast.

2014 classes.
Jan – March
The physical actor.  Playing with Comedy.

This class will focus on the actor in play.

• Movement analysis • Physical transformation/Character work *improvisation, *physical performance, *scene composition, *visual theatre, *mime, *stage combat, *music and timing.

Jan – March.
The Meisner technique for beginners.

Our aim for this session…  to provide the actor the opportunity to bring together their physical, emotional and connected body to experience harmony alone, and with their fellow actor.

Working toward film and stage acting

April/May 2014
On-Camera study

We begin with the ‘Meisner technique’ for connection.

A practical study designed to put the actors through the same
experience as they would in the industry, allowing them to
experience the difference between acting for theatre and camera first hand.

You will work with a monologue and we will work on a show-reel with you.

You will be expected to learn lines for filming. We will work on line learning and text analysis.

July
Meisner Intensive.

Intermediate and advanced, with a visiting teacher. Our students go further in the study of Miesner to the Intermediate and Advanced levels of the technique with a visiting Meisner teacher.

Sept – Dec
Theatre performance class.
Sept – Nov

Beginners and Intermediate Meisner.

Our aim for this session…  to provide the actor the opportunity to bring together their physical, emotional and connected body to experience harmony alone, and with their fellow actor. This is beginning and further training for new and returning students.

Working toward film and stage acting

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2013.

Master class.

Sept – Dec 2013

Classes begin Sept. We meet one night a week to work on scenes from classic, and contemporary plays, screenplays, and devising our own work. This class culminates in a performance for an invited audience. The participant is expected to work outside of class with their scene partners. All classes are for those who are serious about the craft of acting.

A 10 week workshop culminating in a final performance with an invited audience. Meeting once a week for 10 weeks. 7-pm -10pm.

Meisner technique training.

Sept – Dec 2013

We meet one night a week to work on the Meisner technique. 7pm – 10pm for eight weeks. (no performance)

This class is for beginners and those who have worked to Intermediate level.

Our venue this season is the lovely ‘Zuiderkerk’ in the heart of Amsterdam.

International Retreat.

Dec 2013

Acting retreat with Marcello Magni from ‘Complicite’, in Beautiful Sopot, Poland

We are working on a three day workshop with ‘Marcello Magni’ of  the world renowned theatre company ‘Complicite’.

This workshop takes place in the beautiful seaside resort of Sopot, on the coast of Poland.

We will be working with Marcello from the 26th till the 29th of November.

 

 The Meisner technique. April-May

Beginners to Intermediate class.

The work.

An introduction to the Meisner Technique and explanation of the step-by-step improvisations that follow in the advanced levels. Actors are introduced to the basic repetition exercise (listening and answering) and develop focus and explore what it means to connect with another person. A short but intense class that provides a solid base for continued study.

No scene study.

Meeting each Saturday and Sunday morning.. 10am  till 1.30pm (one half hour break) 8 classes of 3hrs.

On-camera acting technique. June

A practical study designed to put the actors through the same experience as they would in the industry, allowing them to experience the difference between acting for theatre and camera first hand.

25th – 16th of June.

Masterclass in Performance.  Sept – Dec.  Our Theme and title of the show was ‘Spirited’.

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2012

Below is a breakdown, and post description of each our 2012 classes.

Acting/movement

January – April 

Working on adapting short stories for the stage. A final performance of the work was shown at the Engelenbak theater as part of their ‘Open-bak’ performance season.

Italy.

International retreat.

Meisner acting training/Lecoq movement/film making.
April 21st  – May 11th. 2012.

The Meisner technique in Italy was a beautiful experience.  Students came from all over the world to work together in stunning surroundings in the mountains of Pigna. The weather enabled us, (most days) to work outside in the open air…  Beginning with a physical warm up from the technique’s of the Chinese Opera.. (thank you Robert:) we then moved into ‘Jacques Lecoq’ movement technique and improvisation. We worked in teams to make our own short movies based on the themes from the improvisations. In the afternoon we worked on our ‘Meisner technique repetition’, activities and  scene work. And we still had time to find the treasures of the area. For pictures click on the pixpar site above our trailer on this page

The Lecoq technique, in Poland.

May 2012.

The Mulholland Academy was invited for a second year to the wonderful ‘Sopot International festival of Literature, and theatre.’

The Sopot literary festival is a feast of International and local talent coming together to work with some of the best theater practitioners in our field. With a backdrop of exciting theater, talks, lectures, music and readings. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to classes. It was a pleasure to work and hang out with you all.

On-camera acting technique.

June/July 2012.

A class of extremely conscientious students, who all took on scripts learned them, then asked for more.

This group committed fully to the program, and the results of their hard work showed in the small movies of the scenes that were shot by our our camera-man, Dominic Linnane.

Meisner technique for beginners
July/August. 2012.

Although we did not have Jacqui to work with, we had a small class of beginners and past students come together to work on basic repetition. An introduction and return to the beginning work .

Master class in Performance. ‘No time to lose’.

Sept -Dec. 2012.

This class culminates in a public performance.  In every workshop session we choose an area to work on. This year we are working on text, our theme is ‘Solitude’.

Our  focus is on physical theater training, devising, monologue writing (from improvisation to the writing) and classical and contemporary texts from plays and film. Recently we shifted our focus in our devised work and added new areas of research and performance, into the terrains of paintings, short stories adaptation, shadow-play, and object theatre.

Our final end of year show review.

Classical drama mixed with comedy bringing you a captivating night of theatre and entertainment.

The show was received very well by audiences. Some steep learning curves for the group, and excellent scene work. By the final night not a beat was out of place. I’m extremely proud.

And that concludes our 2012 year.