Our 2018 classes
Applications are now open
Our Meisner and On-Camera acting class begin in one week!! We have one place left in the Meisner class, and three in the On-Camera class. You have just a few more days left to register.
Mulholland Academy 2018 Class details and timetable.
We are excited to work again this year with past and new students from all corners of our world.
We have created an ‘a la carte menu’ series of classes that complement each other for the student to choose from.
No classes overlap.
If a student chooses to take all classes over one year… they will have received a good solid foundation in acting.
Each class has a maximum of us to 10 -12 students.
Classes do fill up fast, so please don’t delay in registering.
If you have any questions… please feel free to ask.
Deb, Robert and Guus.
Term 1. Jan – May 2018
Term 1 16th Jan – 22nd April
Term 2 7th May – 29th July
Summer school 28th July – 12th August
Term 3 10th Sept – 9th Dec
– Meisner technique
– Speaking with moving
– On-Camera /Scene study
– The Physical actor
– International Summer school. Screenwriting, Acting for the screen, film making.
Below is a more detailed description of content, dates, duration and times of each class, and class fees.
“Strasberg said.. “Method Acting” is nothing new, but rather as old as Western Civilization itself. For centuries, cultures used different words and phrases to describe “good” acting: Romantic Acting, Emotional Acting, Divine Inspiration, The Muses, Feeling the Role. These terms merely described an organic process of creativity that talented actors used, often times unconsciously, to accomplish what audiences experienced as a moving performance. This was the (re) experiencing of life by the actor within the fiction of the story as if it were true and happening now. Aristotle said that the secret to moving the passions in others is to be moved oneself, and that moving oneself is made possible by bringing to the fore “visions” of experiences from life that are no longer present. Aristotle was stating the core principle of The Lee Strasberg Method™ — the creative play of the affective memory in the actor’s imagination as the foundation for (re) experiencing on stage.
This idea was first called the ‘System’ by Konstantin Stanislavsky, and later, as further developed by Lee Strasberg (at the Group Theatre, the Actors Studio and then at the Institute). The Lee Strasberg Method™ trains actors to use their imagination, senses and emotions to conceive of characters with unique and original behavior, creating performances grounded in the human truth of the moment.”
Wed. 7pm – 10pm. Begin date. 17th Jan. End date. 18th April
Thur. 7pm – 10pm. Begin date. 18th Jan. End date. 19th April
Sat. 2pm – 6pm. Begin date. 20th Jan. End date. 21st April
No classes on Sat the 4th of Jan. School holidays. 25th Feb – 5th March, and Easter weekend – 27th March – 3rd April.
Our next series of classes begin in May. Watch this space.
Speaking While Moving
Saturdays: 10am – 1pm
Speaking While Moving in Performance
Voice Movement Integration training
The actor’s desired goal is to be an all round embodied performer.
Developing our voice and movement expression is vital in delivering our full energy and emotive power. This workshop aims to develop your creative skills to bring your speaking voice into a dynamic communication that is authentic, playful and embodied. Developing our breath awareness through actively moving enhances our vocal presence and gives us a way to engage our body awareness. This helps to build an active, inspired dialogue in experiencing and developing our performance skills and creative practice.
Begin date. 13th Jan.
End date. 10th March
Jan 2oth. School holidays. 25th Feb – 5th March. Easter weekend. 27th March – 3rd April.
The Meisner Technique
Meisner technique is quickly becoming a dominant training practice for actors in the Americas, Europe, and in Asia.
Our class, step by step, will immerse the actor thoroughly in the repetition practice. The repetition work, and the progression of exercises to follow are a fascinating, challenging agreement by the actor to recognize, accept, and then allow his/her own impulses in any performance for any medium. Assigned scene work in highly naturalistic, contemporary play material will be included as part of the training cycle.
“The truth of ourselves is the root of our acting.” -Sanford Meisner
Sunday. 3pm – 6pm.
Begin date. 18th Feb.
End date. 22nd April
No classes School holidays. 25th Feb – 5th March, and Easter weekend – 27th March – 3rd April.
(There may be a couple of dates that switch to a Saturday… to be confirmed soon)
On-Camera Scene Study
Classes will review essential camera-technique concepts, then leap briskly into camera exercises designed to get you familiar with the technical challenges of on-camera performance. Most importantly, each session will lead you to relentlessly personalize every working moment of camera time. To be precise, well read, and very, very relaxed, shot by shot-that is the goal. Audition technique will be engaged. Actors will prepare monologues and scenes, then record for camera.
Each and every class all actors will work on camera.
Sundays 10am – 2pm.
Begin date. 18th Feb.
End date. 22nd April
No classes School holidays. 25th Feb – 5th March, and Easter weekend – 27th March – 3rd April
The Physical Actor
Working toward a performance presentation.
The course consists of 10 x 4 hour classes.
The goal is to provide a solid basis of performance tools and skills for the physical actor. Although we often consider the actors speech to be paramount it is the body, in posture and movement that expresses the bulk of non-verbal communication Each four-hour class will include a warm up, physical technique and improvisation. Using the technique of mime corporel as a basis for physical expression, William adapts this technique to include the physical expression of emotions, breathing, sound and the rule of three. Improvisation will be individual and group work. There is an apparent contradiction that if we want to be taken seriously we have to be prepared to take the risk to be ridiculous. William encourages students to be absurd as well as melodramatic. In this way laughter becomes a path to greater understanding and expressive freedom. Life is a lot easier when you stop taking yourself too seriously.
Begin date. 17th March
End date: 3rd June
Each Saturday 10am – 2pm
______________________________________________________________________ Summer school.
International screenwriting, screen acting, and movie making Intensive.
Three weekends, two full time weeks.
The first week is screen actor training and screenwriting.
The second week is turning week ones scripts into short movies.
Dates: 28th July – 12th August
July. Details coming up… watch this space.
Note: You must apply and be accepted before paying 🙂
Jan – May 2018 Courses & prices
Strasberg Technique Acting. Evening classes. 12 week series Jan – April €750
Strasberg Technique Acting. Weekend classes. 12 week series Jan – April €900
Meisner Technique. Weekend class. 8 week series. Feb – May €750
Speaking While Moving Weekend class. 7 week series Jan – Mar €600
On-Camera/scene study Weekend class. 8 week series Feb – May €900
The Physical actor Weekend class 10 week series March – July €900
International Summer school. Three weekends, two full time weeks. July TBA
Screenwriting. A two weekend Intensive TBA €650
There is a registration fee of €200 for each class to secure your place. Please take the registration fee off the final fee amount.
Students are welcome to combine these classes, or attend any one of them.
We design our classes to work hand in hand, giving our students a good solid foundation and keep the work challenging enough for returning students, and for those wanting to carry on their training.
For more information on class content or teachers please browse the menu on the right of this page/or below (depends on your screen size)
We look forward to seeing you in class.