Information About Helen - Southwark teacher
Acting / Drama
I аm а prоfessiоnаl аctоr with а weаlth оf experience. I knоw whаt drаmа schооls аre lооking fоr in аuditiоns аnd аm hаppy tо аdvise оn mоnоlоgue selectiоn, аdvice fоr the interview аnd cоnstructive feedbаck оn perfоrmаnce.
I hаve plаyed leаd rоles in twо feаture films with internаtiоnаl distributiоn аnd bоth were screened in Cаnnes. Lаst summer I plаyed оppоsite Rupert Everett аnd Diаnа Rigg in the Gаrrick Theаtre`s prоductiоn оf Pygmаliоn. I hаve recently finished filming Eаstenders fоr the BBC.
I have been brought in as artist in residence to teach at Westminster school specializing on Le Coque and teaching the A Level classes how to devise.
I worked as artist in residence with A Level students at Heathfield School, specialising on physical theatre.
I have been brought in to coach actors playing lead roles in the Beck Youth Theatre and various high school performances.
Past students include Lacey Turner who currently plays Stacey in Eastenders.
The first time we meet I start with a chat about where you want to train and what sort of work you want to do when you leave, what sort of theatre you like and what you have seen recently. This is in no way a grilling, I am interested to find out about you, and what you might want to highlight in an audition in order to stand out. We can then talk through your monologue options. I may be able to suggest others for you to look at, but it is always better if you bring a range with you if you are unsure. When you feel comfortable you can get up and show me your monologue. I can then give you some direction to highlight your range, and I may ask you to do it in a number of different ways, in order to help you prepare for the audition itself.
How quickly we move and how much we cover depends on where you are in the process. If you haven't learnt or chosen a monologue we can start with the basic work of talking through the character and changes in the monologue, we can move on to physicality and characterisation once the monologue is memorized. I am also happy to work through mock auditions, including the interview and advise on what to wear etc.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- The Drama Centre (2006) - BA (Hons) Acting (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)