Summer School 2022

Summer School

CoursesTeachervenuesstartendhours
1st weekFoundations of Acting with Acting for CameraAlexWGWed. June 8Sun. June 12

Wed. - Fri. 3pm - 8pm

Sat. - Sun. 2pm - 7pm

1st weekThe Foundations of ActingMariaWGTue. June 7Fri. June 106:30pm - 9:30pm
2nd weekMeisner introAlexWGTue. June 14Sun. June 193pm - 8pm
2nd weekMasterclass ReFocusMethodTony GrahnWGTue. June 14Sun. June 19

Tue. - Thu. 6pm - 10pm

Sat. - Sun. 10am - 5pm

3rd weekActing for the Camera an introductionAlexWGWed. June 22Sun. June 26

Wed. - Fri. 3pm - 8pm

Sat. - Sun. 2pm - 7pm

4th weekFoundations of Acting with Acting for CameraAlexWGWed. June 29Sun. July 3

Wed. - Fri. 3pm - 8pm

Sat. - Sun. 2pm - 7pm

5th weekActing for Camera AdvancedAlexWGWed. July 6Sun. July 10

Wed. - Fri. 3pm - 8pm

Sat. - Sun. 2pm - 7pm

6th weekTBA

7th week

Foundations of Acting with Acting for CameraAlexWGWed. July 20Sun. July 24

Wed. - Fri. 3pm - 8pm

Sat. - Sun. 2pm - 7pm

Summer School
Courses
Teacher
venues
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1st week
Foundations of Acting with Acting for Camera
Alex
WG
Wed. June 8
Sun. June 12
Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm
Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm
1st week
The Foundations of Acting
Maria
WG
Tue. June 7
Fri. June 10
6:30pm – 9:30pm
2nd week
Meisner intro
Alex
WG
Tue. June 14
Sun. June 19
3pm – 8pm
2nd week
Masterclass ReFocusMethod
Tony Grahn
WG
Tue. June 14
Sun. June 19
Tue. – Thu. 6pm – 10pm
Sat. – Sun. 10am – 5pm
3rd week
Acting for the Camera an introduction
Alex
WG
Wed. June 22
Sun. June 26
Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm
Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm
4th week
Foundations of Acting with Acting for Camera
Alex
WG
Wed. June 29
Sun. July 3
Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm
Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm
5th week
Acting for Camera Advanced
Alex
WG
Wed. July 6
Sun. July 10
Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm
Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm
6th week
TBA
 
 
 
 
 
7th week
Foundations of Acting with Acting for Camera
Alex
WG
Wed. July 20
Sun. July 24
Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm
Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm

1st week

Foundations of Acting with Acting for Camera
with Alex Murphy.

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Wednesday June 8  – Sunday June 12.

Sessions: 5

Times: Wed – Fri. 3pm – 8pm | Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm.

Fee: €495.

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The Foundations of Acting with Acting for the Camera
with Alex Murphy

Our Foundations class is an acting class for those who wish to gain some sense of what it takes to act and act well.  The weekly meetings are to introduce and exercise the curious in a steady, focused approach, all while gaining a sense of how to handle yourself in performance, and coming to understand, experientially, what it means to be skilled as an actor.

You’ll learn by doing.

Students will be introduced to the foundational building blocks of acting technique pursued by all serious acting students in the best acting schools and performance studios across the globe.

The class gets you up and working gently, going at it as all actors do- with improvisations, role play, and some work with scripts.  Imaginatively and lightheartedly, we’ll ease you into the exercises to slowly give you the confidence to step up and “play a scene.”

An added bonus is that the technique exercises are designed and will be played in some classes for the camera. Thus, additionally, we’ll also introduce you to basic “on-camera” actor technique. There is a significant difference between stage work and camera work, and we will give you the proper perspective, letting you have a go at the on-camera experience early on, and then begin to get you more comfortable getting up in front of people.

Students in this class will take 2 short monologues, and some short scene material with a partner to memorize and present for each other in class, and on camera.

*No previous experience required to end any one of the Foundations cycle.

1st week

The Foundations of Acting

with Maria Marica

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Tuesday June 7  –  Friday June 10.

Sessions: 4

Times:  6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Fee: €200

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The Foundations of Acting with Maria Marica
The class will get you up and active, working to experience that “loose but precise “ spirit that all talented performers live by.
We’ll take you through your first solid steps into understanding the art of acting for the stage and for film. We’ll work patiently and with some fun to introduce you to a very practical-usable-playable acting wisdom practiced by some of the best actors working today.

2nd week

Meisner Technique – Introduction
with Alex Murphy.

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Tuesday June 14  – Sunday June 19.

Sessions: 6

Times: 3pm – 8pm (5 hours)

Fee: €570.

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Meisner Technique – an Introduction 

Meisner Technique for actors-developed in the U.S by the master teacher Sanford Meisner- is quickly becoming a centerpiece for all serious training programs in Europe. Many of the most well known  actors working today have Meisner training on their resume. 

This phase of Meisner technique attempts to begin to loosen and fully free the Actors own impulses with the now widely and famously practiced “Repetition” exercises. In a progressive and layered manner we dive deep into the Repetition practice to offer the actor a chance to live in the truth of any given moment on stage or film. Here, we learn to listen – the core of Meisner’s training.

The classes will be guided by repetition principles set out by Meisner himself, and William Esper, arguably the finest Meisner technique teacher of the last 25 years. This cycle of work will take the actors into the “repetition” work and to the beginning of “independent activity improvisations.  All actors will be assigned a scene partner and a scene with an emphasis on dramatic text from world class writers(in english) and minimalism for  a final presentation project.  “It’s much more important that (the actor) have an understanding heart, an ability to empathize with other human beings, an ability to respond with his feelings, and not with his head. That’s what makes an actor.” William Esper

This class will be taught by Alex Murphy who began his training with Meisner Technique at Obie Award winning Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City. As an actor Alex has performed on film in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in over 40 plays in Asia, Europe, and the US-many in the Off-off Broadway circuit in New York City.

2nd week

Masterclass ReFocusMethod 
with Tony Grahn

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Tuesday June 14 – Sunday June 19. (No class on Friday)

Sessions: 5

Times: Tue. – Thurs.  6pm – 10pm | Sat – Sun  10am – 5pm.

Fee: €525.

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Masterclass ReFocusMethod with Tony Grahn

Getting out of your head and in to the present.

The most important thing for an actor or singer is to portray the truth, to move with the truth, to deliver a text as true. To get there, the actor needs to be able let go of self-judgments, personal tensions, to find something beyond control. The actor’s instrument is the body, the muscles that create movement, big movements, small ones, like in the face – tension and relaxation. The five senses also inhabit the body. With the help of these senses and our instinctive thinking, we can direct focus, place attention to something specific, and thus become present and become “the truth”, move with truth and deliver text as the truth. From this, energy, emotions and text will flow without thinking.

“It is the antidote to any acting training that binds the actor in a knot of thoughts. It clears all that away and is ultimately a practice that empowers the individual and encourages us to trust ourselves once more”.

“..Total game changer for me…”

“Tony shows you the way to your own artistic truth, in a direct and straight forward manner. I walked out of his workshop with a rekindled passion for acting. Thank you Tony”

3rd week

Acting for the Camera – Introduction
with Alex Murphy.

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Wednesday June 22  – Sunday June 26.

Sessions: 5

Times: Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm | Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm

Fee: €550.

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Acting for the Camera – Introduction
Shooting scenes, technique exercises and solo camera challenges. 
with Alex Murphy.
For Actors with some training, film or theatre.
 
“Intimacy is the new punk.” Alejandro González Iñárritu
 

In today’s film world, you never want to be caught “acting.” The goal, always, when the camera rolls: you must get an audience to believe “you are who you say you are.” 

In our week together we will take, as our primary goal, the great and perhaps most useful notion in “on-camera” work:  building a “new version of me” for each and every second that the camera rolls. “Personalization” of any and all role playing on-camera is the technique notion of our time, and we will go after that. It is the demand made by all the best film work today. 

We will cover, progressively, such issues as scale of performance, hitting marks, close-ups, behavioral continuity, subtext and screenplay/teleplay analysis. 

The “personalization” goal will be the backdrop for all of our exercises-all crafted to speak to the acting challenges that are demanded of you by world class film work-psychological realism.             

There will be monologue assignments, scene work, structured improvisations for camera, and technique specific exercises to advance the student’s working knowledge of technical requirements of acting for the camera. We will exercise as many challenging shot set-ups as possible for the actor to test themselves.

Over the course of the week the actors will be assigned multiple short scenes with dialogue, and then structured improvisations with partners to prepare and shoot. 

This class will be taught by Alex Murphy. As an actor Alex has performed in film and Television in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in over 40 plays in Asia, Europe, and the US-many in the Off-off Broadway circuit in New York City. Alex was the Sr Mentor for 10 years for the full-time act program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Asia, and developed and implemented that program in Belgium, at IAFT Antwerp. Alex has taught at Film Act Paris, at Hakuna Academy in Belgium, and faaam, in Amsterdam.

 

4th week

Foundations of Acting with Acting for the Camera Fundamentals
with Alex Murphy.

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Wednesday June 29  – Sunday July 3.

Sessions: 5

Times: Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm | Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm

Fee: €495.

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The Foundations of Acting
with Acting for the Camera Fundamentals

with Alex Murphy

Foundations w/ Camera will exercise the fundamental techniques of the craft of acting in a very user friendly way. Students will be introduced to the goals of acting technique pursued by acting students in the best acting schools and studios across the globe.

This class is designed to continue to explore the human experience and just how you begin to merge that understanding into skilled, playable story and character work. We’ll guide you through exercises and technique notions that will get you ready to take a shot at “playing the scene.”

Students in Foundations w Camera will get right onto the business of rehearsing and working short scripted scenes with a partner, monologues, and always, structured improvisational exercises.

The added bonus for all Foundations classes is that the technique exercises are designed and will be played frequently for the camera. Thus, we will also be introducing you to basic “on-camera” act technique. There is a significant difference between stage work and camera work, and we will give you that perspective, and practice, early on.

The whole of the Foundation cycle of classes are devised to be loose and playful, while gaining a stronger sense of how to be more precise – and then just get up and give acting a good go.

*No previous experience required to end any one of the Foundations cycle.

Maximum class size: 10 students                           

5th week

Acting for the Camera – Advanced
with Alex Murphy.

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Wednesday July 6  – Sunday July 10.

Sessions: 5

Times: Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm | Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm

Fee: €550.

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Acting  for the Camera – Advanced with Alex Murphy

Actors need Reels to show their work to agents, casting people and directors. This class is an opportunity to begin or to add cuts to your Show Reel with select, contemporary scene and monologue work.

Actors must have showreels to present themselves to agents, casting people, and directors. This workshop is an opportunity to begin to collect some footage, or just add updated cuts to your reel with select, contemporary scene work. The week is designed to hit scene work and monologues hard and fast, and then get it on film for the possibility of adding to your actors reel

The Workshop 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. 

Actors will choose their own monologues and then be assigned scenes in advance- and then during the week we’ll prepare and do structured, improvisations that ask the actor to work on impulse. Instinct.

For each and every class all actors will work on camera. Each actor will film two full monologues and at least two scripted scenes during our sessions. Your digital footage will be transferred to you after each and every class.

Actors for this workshop must have some background in technique/training.

6th week - TBA

7th week

Foundations of Acting with Acting for the Camera
with Alex Murphy.

Location: WG Plein.

Dates: Wednesday July 20  – Sunday July 24.

Sessions: 5

Times: Wed. – Fri. 3pm – 8pm | Sat. – Sun. 2pm – 7pm

Fee: €495.

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The Foundations of Acting with Acting for the Camera
with Alex Murphy

Our Foundations class is an acting class for those who wish to gain some sense of what it takes to act and act well.  The weekly meetings are to introduce and exercise the curious in a steady, focused approach, all while gaining a sense of how to handle yourself in performance, and coming to understand, experientially, what it means to be skilled as an actor.

You’ll learn by doing.

Students will be introduced to the foundational building blocks of acting technique pursued by all serious acting students in the best acting schools and performance studios across the globe.

The class gets you up and working gently, going at it as all actors do- with improvisations, role play, and some work with scripts.  Imaginatively and lightheartedly, we’ll ease you into the exercises to slowly give you the confidence to step up and “play a scene.”

An added bonus is that the technique exercises are designed and will be played in some classes for the camera. Thus, additionally, we’ll also introduce you to basic “on-camera” actor technique. There is a significant difference between stage work and camera work, and we will give you the proper perspective, letting you have a go at the on-camera experience early on, and then begin to get you more comfortable getting up in front of people.

Students in this class will be take on monologues, and some short scene material with a partner to memorize and present for each other in class, and on camera.

*No previous experience required to end any one of the Foundations cycle.

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