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Acting Class

Starts MARCH 2nd, 2017 in Amsterdam

by The International Theatre in English and The Los Angeles Method

A 7 week program

every Thursday 7pm to 9pm

at

Amsterdam Academy

Nieuwe Kerkstraat 11

1018DW, Amsterdam

Oedipus Rex with professional and beginner actors, and participants from our Workshops.

Oedipus Rex with professional and beginner actors, and participants from our Workshops.


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Whether you are a professional actor, a beginner or you just want to be involved in Acting for your own enjoyment this is the #benefit you will get, for a #lifetime !!

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Consider this a gym for your soul and spirit.

You are welcome to join if you are a beginner, a professional, an entrepreneur looking to improve their connection and creative skills, an individual looking to do something beneficial for themselves.

Raise your level of vibration and find out the way to write, direct and star in the movie that is your #life !

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Acting Class

Starts MARCH 2nd, 2017 in Amsterdam

by The International Theatre in English and The Los Angeles Method

Investment 250 euros (excl VAT)


 

‪#‎Creativity‬ is ‪#‎inventing‬‪#‎experimenting‬‪#‎growing‬ , taking ‪#‎risks‬, breaking the ‪#‎rules‬, making mistakes, being ‪#‎vulnerable‬ and having ‪#‎Fun‬ !

During the 10 week program we will work on the theory of The Los Angeles Method, a dynamic combination of Acting and Personal Development techniques. We will work on Checkovian scenes, scenes from plays and films, experiential exercises, public speaking exercises, breathing, body movement, interview and casting techniques.

 
 

An actor does not pretend, an actor presents the truth. To be truthful on stage you need to find your own truth in life.
You will develop your creative skills, your social skills, your visibility and connection to yourself and others. 
You will find and unleash the power you have to be the creator of your reality, instead of just reacting to it.

 
 

 
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What it is:

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 The Los Angeles Method Theatre Project is about using a theatre play to teach people how they can create the life they want and deserve, beyond confining convictions, fears and obstacles. The rehearsal process will be a workshop - using the Los Angeles Method - that will lead professionals, amateurs and people who never had a connection to the stage on a journey until the opening night.


In the Los Angeles Method we believe that Art can be therapeutic.  Acting is about getting in touch and unblocking your emotions.  It is in the emotional part of our brain where imagination and creativity reside. It is the emotional side of us that we need to exercise if we want to create the life we want to lead and produce anything.  As an actor creates his/her role, in this way anyone involved in this project will understand that they are 100% responsible of their reality, because they create it.

 

Our program The Theatre Project  is divided in three cycles.

You can participate in each cycle individually or register for the entire program.

If you do not participate in Cycle 1, you will have to audition for Cycle 2 and 3


Create the Role

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We teach you The Los Angeles Method which is a combination of Acting and Personal Development and Behavioural Science Techniques. Then we will put the theory into practice by using Chekhovian Scenes.

You will learn how to create a Role. The information you will receive will be useful for you both on and off stage. 

You will be able to understand better yourself, what are your strengths and reprogram your weaknesses. 

An actor does not pretend, an actor presents the truth. To be truthful on stage you need to find your own truth in life.

You will develop your creative skills, your social skills, your visibility and connection to yourself and others. 

You will find and unleash the power you have to be the creator of your reality, instead of just reacting to it.

 


 Scene Work

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We will work on Scenes from classical and modern plays. Everyone will work on a comedy scene and a drama scene.

You will work on your body, your breathing and your voice. You will work on improvisation and Acting Exercises that will support and train your imagination and your choices.

 

 

An ACTor

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- knows his or her truth, in order to be able to recreate real human behaviour on stage.

- understands emotions- the fuel we use to achieve our goals- and is able to use them for the role he or she is servicing.

- has a strong sense of empathy.

- is able to communicate with himself/herself, his fellow actors on stage- his team-  and with 

his audience.

- knows how to Listen and React in the moment.

- knows how to Connect.

- has Courage and Compassion.

- is comfortable in being Vulnerable and stands in the "Light" without fear.

 

The Theatre Project

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We will put up a professional theatrical production. The result of our work will be presented in a theatre to an audience. You will experience all the stages needed to put up a performance; casting, rehearsals, costumes, photo shoots, tech week, opening night.

 

In the Los Angeles Method we teach you the tools you need to create the character you want to play in Life.  We deliberately use the verb "play".  

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To be successful you need to have a happy childhood- it is never late to create a happy childhood.  Be that child who wants to explore the world and nothing stops him from asking questions and looking for the answers.  Look at the world for the first time, without fears and confining convictions.  We believe that our lives are the movie we write, we direct and we star in.

In the Los Angeles Method we believe that it is time for ACTion.  We believe that we are 100% responsible of the reality we are experiencing.

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We offer different private and group Acting Classes.

You can contact us if you are

Masterclass on Antigone | International Theatre in English production 2016

Masterclass on Antigone | International Theatre in English production 2016

- a Beginner Actor and wants to master the Technique, work on your "Acting Muscle", gain experience and practice.

- a Professional Actor who wants to work on an Audition piece, do Scene work, experiment with new Methods, need coaching for your career.

- a Business professional who wants to improve hers or his public speaking skills, instant connection with others, communication, vulnerability and creativity. Or you just want to have fun.

Contact us to schedule a private acting class or join a group class



Testimonials

“Acting in Theodora Voutsa's Oedipus Rex has made me a better person. I now have a framework and vocabulary for how I experience emotion. Not only do I better understand what I am feeling, I also seek out new emotional experiences rather than avoiding them.

Perhaps more importantly though, the experience has changed how I interact with the world. Performing for a sold-out theatre also has some unique benefits. The most obvious of those is the boost in self-confidence.” 

Brian Pagan, USA. 

 

“Theodora is passionate, impatient, with a heart as huge as her talent. Strong vision and drive, and a firm handle on both the bigger picture and every minute detail. No tolerance for bullshit, excuses or drama queens; a knack for understanding someone’s pain and knowing when to use it to break down barriers and when to comfort it to prevent creating them. A very tough task-master who only accepts the best from each of us.”

Sandy Topzand, South Africa 

 

 

       Photo by Spiros Gogas

       Photo by Spiros Gogas

“Being part of the Oedipus Rex cast gave me additional strength to deal with the difficult situations at work and in my personal life. I am a stronger person now; more open for change and with more self-confidence. If I can be successful on stage, in front of many people and get their applause, I can do anything I put my mind and energy into. I started to feel young, energetic, happy and capable again ... What more could I want ?”

 Hale Parlayan, The Netherlands/Turkey



“I didn’t know what I could do, or if I was up to the challenge but I decided to give a try.   I found the whole process so challenging and very rewarding at a personal level;  it forced me and all others to get rid of all kind of emotional , physical barriers we all had in the beginning ; our “vulnerability “ led to a very special bond among all of us based on trust, care , and love and mutual drive.   I felt growing stronger in presence but becoming selfless at the same time.”

Muge Ergecen, The Netherlands/Turkey

 

 

“Through the process I discovered my artistic self and learned how to express my feelings better, and communicate and connect with others and the environment. As it was my stage debut I didn't know how a theatre production was produced. During the rehearsals Idiscovered the technical aspects of theater as well as how much dedication and discipline it requires to put a play on stage. I can say that the overall experience helped me grow beyond my limits and I believe I will be better in my personal and professional relationships and express myself easier.”

Serkan Kaba, Turkey

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“The earliest mention of acting was at nine, when my mother and sister asked me to be an actor, to which I responded …‘never… actors lie’ and so it went until last year when I took a self-development class with the Los Angeles Method where I discovered, that in order to be a successful actor/ress you need to be pure of intention, and I like to lead my life pursuing purity of intention to myself and those around me.

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We spent time preparing, each rehearsal was extraordinary, often culminating in severe emotions from love to anger and back to love plus everything in between.

Once we completed our 3 performances; something happened, snapped? inside me. A new dimension that has always been with me but never knew existed. A sense of power matrixed into my existing inner knowledge, like new space. For those who are contemplating, be brave and take the leap, no matter what happens, your life will never be the same again.”

Nico Samaras, Greece


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Our goal at the Acting Workshop | The Los Angeles Method is to empower our participants with the tools to become successful and to make dynamic choices, both in their work and in their lives.

We provide coaching for the stage or film- but also for career choices and life.  We believe that a successful actor is a successful human being.

Together we will work on:

Script Analysis

Script Analysis

- theory,

- exercises,

- script analysis,

- behavioural analysis, 

- acting exercises, 

- trust exercises,

- improvisation,

- expression and communication,

- casting and audition techniques.

 
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We take the acting traditions that date back to Stanislavski and we incorporate them to today.  We believe that to recreate real human behaviour and truly be in the scene, we need to know our Authentic Self, our personal truth- and be able to have the courage to show it to the world.

We can not express emotions on stage, truthfully, if we have these emotions blocked in our real life.  Then we would be lying and acting is all about revealing the truth.

We analyse the script using behavioural science.  How does your character negotiate life?  How do you negotiate life? What are your tactics?  What can you use from your own personal truth and life experiences, to replicate that character?  Who are you?  Who is your character?  Where can you meet?

 

Acting Exercises

Acting is about finding the truth and connecting to you, your partner and your audience.

Scene Work

Script Analysis

Character analysis

Presentations

Monologues

Breathing and Stretching

Behavioural

Trust exercises

Visualisations and more.

 

Personal Growth Exercises

The better you know yourself, the stronger and better your Acting will be.

“ Conviction Exercise”. This exercises helps you understand what is your main conviction, through which you are translating the world, and stops you from achieving your goals.

“ I Am Worthy Exercise”. This exercise helps build your self confidence and expand your limits. The more secure you feel about yourself, the better you express yourself, the easier you communicate and connect with others.

“ The Talents Exercise”. This exercise helps you recognise the “ tools” you have to better express yourself, communicate and connect with the world around you.and more.


Theory on Communication

We believe that an actor’s job is a 24 hour occupation. A successful actor needs to be able to communicate well at all times, not only on stage or on set.

The theory consists of information on Expression and Communication.How does our brain work when communicating?What is the technology of Expression?We will examine Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Communication.What are the Settings and Sub Settings ( visual, hearing, kineasthetics).Meaning of Words and Language.Errors in Communication ( Subtraction, Misrepresentations, Twists, Generalisations, etc…)Prerequisites for Good CommunicationReframingand more.


The Acting Workshop is designed for actors who want to achieve their goals and overcome obstacles.


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At first, a lot of strangers and chaos. We were a group of individuals who shared an atomic experience and, in the process, formed a cohesive unit. For many of us, it was a baptism by fire. But, like clay cups, we needed the fire to turn us into fine, strong porcelain. I was often left breathless with love – both given and received. We witnessed and supported each other’s breakthroughs and many tears were shed as we connected with parts of ourselves we didn’t know existed.

I learned that, whether you’re in a corporate career or an artistic one, a strong work ethic and an ability to communicate and co-operate with others is essential.

I learned the fine balance between trust and taking responsibility.

I learned that there is a time to speak and a time to stay silent, and that too many words swallow the meaning.

Theodora: Passionate, impatient, temperamental, with a heart as huge as her talent. Strong vision and drive, and a firm handle on both the bigger picture and every minute detail. No tolerance for bullshit, excuses or drama queens; a knack for understanding someone’s pain and knowing when to use it to break down barriers and when to comfort it to prevent creating them. A very tough task-master who only accepts the best from each of us. I discovered that if I let go of my defensiveness, just gave my very best and allowed myself to be taught, magic happened.

We created something exquisite – all of us together. I still feel tears of pride pricking my eyes when I look at the photos.”
— Sandy Topzand. South Africa

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