Can you all meet me in the auditorium at 10AM tomorrow please?
Hey Guys, I thought I’d do a bit of research of different approaches on how to Devise new Theatre and I came across the “Teacher’s Notes” from Theatre De Complicite. The whole read is in the link below. It gives us a real clue as to how some companies might work I personally think it is great inspiration for all of our groups pieces.
I know this will definitely help my group. It contains techniques and advice on what games and exercises will benefit the company right down to gathering the material together.
I am not finished reading through all of it but I thought I’d post and share to get a relevant discussion going :-)
DISQUS once you’ve read through a some parts or if you can manage all of it!
This week has been a strong week for the company, I feel we have kept a strong professional focus throughout the week however there have been times of unnecessary talking amongst people between exercises. I feel it has been great working with the inters this week and it has also been great to learn how to read sheet music as this is a skill that will be helpful through the end of year show as it is a musical.
- A strength of the company this week I believe would be professionalism when working alongside the inters
- Another strength of the company this week would be simply having fun and enjoying the experience of singing
- A weakness of the company this week would be talking in between tasks as it is simply rude and shouldn’t happen.
- Another weakness of the company this week would be focus during warm ups as while Lucy has been leading physicals there has been a lot of unnecessary talking during it, which shows people weren’t warming up to their fullest potential.
How have you found this week?
Hi all, hope everyone’s having a good weekend, was wondering if anyone knew what the call time for Monday is :) Thanks in advance.
We are starting our devised pieces in full flow next week and our group are starting an open audition process on Wednesday. There will be scripts available for those interested on Monday. You will have Monday and Tuesday to read the script and get to know the characters as best you can, then Wednesday we will be holding auditions.
The casting will be done my myself, Sam, and Lilly. We are also opening up the audition to the intermediate company as well, so if anyone knows how to reblog this onto their site I would appreciate it.
-Those who would like to audition for one of the British Soldiers will be required to read one of the monologues.
-Those auditioning for the role of the Mothers, should pick one of the mothers and read only them lines in a monologue style.
-You will be required to sing, “Silent Night” a song we will be using in the piece. There are also two other songs in the piece.
-We also may ask groups to read scenes, so be prepared.
Also if anyone can speak GERMAN or has a know ledge of the German language, please make yourself known.
If you are interested please let us know with a comment, also if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
I have managed to secure 5 places at this masterclass with Frances Ruffelle. The masterclass will take place at The Theatre Royal Haymarket
Tuesday 8th April 2:30pm - 4:30pm
If you would like one of these places please speak to me on Monday.
There is an option to be involved in the onstage working of a song also. Details are below:
Frances Ruffelle, West End and Broadway musical theatre performer best known for originating the role of Eponine in the original London production of Les Misérables, will be working onstage with five Masterclass members on a selection of musical theatre songs.
Applying To Take Part
To register your interest in taking part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your chosen song from any genre of musical theatre or cabaret along with a covering note outlining what you hope to gain from the opportunity and a telephone number that you can be contacted with.
Please note that this opportunity is only open to those aged 30 years and under.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th March 2014.
If you haven’t heard from us by Thursday 20th March then you have not been successful on this occasion.
Since bursting into the public consciousness playing Eponine in the original London cast of Les Misérables, Frances Ruffelle’s distinctive sound has continued to delight her fans and captivate new audiences.
Her first West End appearance was in Terence Rattigan’s play The Sleeping Prince with Omar Sharif, before taking part in the original workshop of Starlight Express - she subsequently played the role of Dinah for Trevor Nunn as part of the show’s original cast. Frances also created the role of Yonah in the original West End production of Children of Eden. After creating the role of Eponine in the original cast of Les Misérables at the RSC and in London’s West End, Frances recreated the role on Broadway for which she won the coveted Tony award, Helen Hayes award, Theatre World award and Outer Circle Critics award for her performance.
Further stage adventures have ranged from appearing with Ian Dury in Apples at the Royal Court in London to playing Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. Frances’s recent theatre work includes playing the title role in Pam Gems’ play Piaf at the Curve Theatre Leicester for which she received a UK Theatre award nomination for Best Actor. She is also well known for her outrageously playful and heartfelt cabaret performances both in London and in New York. Her multi-faceted career has also included the release of four solo albums - Fragile, Frances Ruffelle, Showgirl and Imperfectly Me.
Although best known for her stage work, Frances is also an experienced film and television actress. Her latest films include Devil’s Tower to be released internationally later this year and Hide, also to be released in 2014.
Frances is currently playing Bella in the brand new British musical The A to Z of Mrs P. at the Southwark Playhouse.
Booking This Masterclass
- You need to put the right course on it
- Level 3 extended diploma in performing arts
- Start from GCSE level
- What does an employer want to know
- What can you offer, what your skills are
- Hobbies and interests bullet point
- Look up templates think of a suitable layout
- On one side only
- Never put playing age
- Never give date of birth
- Work needs to be in chronological order
- A cv cannot be sloppy
- Keep it consistent
- Edit the cv and put it up on the actors site
Warm up Lucy
- Singing in the auditorium
- Singing in the bar
- Creating a scene with the script
Today was based on singing the song our time, and working out the different harmonies that are involved in it, I felt I could hear my voice a lot clearer when in the bar as it was a smaller space.
How did you find working with the inters on the song?
How did you find turning the song into an acting scene
RESEARCH THE PLAY “Merrily we roll along”
THE SONG “Our time”
Charity Gig - ‘Run Fatboy Run’ in aid of Children with Cancer
On Friday 14th March at 7.30pm - Miskin Venue
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This is a post for everyone who saw the HND performance tonight to put their reviews up
Wednesday 5th March 2014
* Meeting with Lucy to talk through the briefs
How did you feel your meetings went explaining your concepts etc?
BY NEXT WEDNESDAY - ALL BRIEFS ARE COMPLETED WITH EXPLANATION OF HOW YOU ARE COVERING EACH CRITERIA.
How did everyone’s meetings with Lucy go?
Is everyone set, anything new to share from your meetings or places you would like to go on your day outs?
'The Story behind the Battlefield' are excited and set with our roles and ideas.
Tuesday 4th February 2014
* Games - Charlotte/ Blake/ Fode
* Worked music notes on music sheet ‘Our Time’
I really learnt a lot from this, I used to read sheet music but lost the knowledge. Coming back to it recapped it for me and I started to feel confident again naming notes etc. How did you find learning about the sheet music?
* Focus Games - Name/ ball/ walk and pass the pat - crotchet, fast as possible
Although we have been playing games ourselves in the morning, it was nice to play a well focused game to help us get back into the mind set of working physically on the floor. How did you feel the gams went?
* Worked with intermediates - music, dance, sheet music, tongue twister, singing
I found it so much fun working with the intermediates, teaching them what we had learnt about the music notes and our choreography’s then putting on a performance of them. I thought there was a nice, focused atmosphere in the auditorium which showed through teaching them about the sheet music, the tongue twister and singing. It was a shame there was only nine of them. How did you find working with the intermediates?
Wednesday Times (Meeting with Lucy) -
11:00 - 11:30 - Tortured Soles
11:30 - 12:00 - Just a Boy
2:00 - 2:30 - The Broken Home
2:30 - 3:00 - The Story Behind The Battlefield
3:00 - 3:30 - Whisper War
Inside your group discuss ideas for going out with the company, must be able to back them up.
RED PEN EACHOTHERS CV AND MAKE SURE BRIEFS ARE CROSSREFERENCING WITH CRITERIA.
Thursday call time - 10:00 for 10:30, working with intermediates at 11:30