Do you feel those audition nerves kick in because you know your professional audition skills are rusty? The Salon is the place where you can stretch your acting muscles and maintain a healthy actor's mind. Enter your next audition with confidence that you are work ready.
2) A supportive working environment
Do you find acting teachers tell you how to do an audition rather than provide you with options? Experienced actors know what they need to work on - they just need practical suggestions. That's what The Salon provides - a chance to follow your own creative learning path.
3) Professional advice and support
Your acting skills are what is on display in the audition room. Richard is expert at explaining simple practical tools that translate into flexible techniques in the audition room. He is also expert at listening to your goals. Imagine having simple solutions that are exciting to apply.
4) Well organised sessions
Do you often find the loudest or most needy actor can dominate a group? A professional working space makes sure that individuals are respected and that goals are clearly organised. That is why The Salon requires actors to be clear about their purpose so that they can accurately assess their progress.
5) Logical and professional strategies
Do you often feel that a teacher's direction for a scene is based on their personal preference rather than a valid alternative? It is essential for a good relationship that both the actor and the teacher must be able to explain the logic and the value of their choices. The value of a choice connects directly to the telling of the story, the relationship of the characters and logical detail of the circumstances. If it can't be explained simply it isn't a practical performance option.
6) Opportunity to expand techniques
Do you often feel that an acting class just offers the same tired old explanations? A host of new very practical techniques are on offer. Can you turn up to an audition with NINE performance choices that took you less than 10 minutes to prepare that you can switch between in seconds? Explore these professional audition skills, if you wish.
7) Flexible use of the time and space
Do you often feel that class time is wasted meaning you don't get your money's worth? Actors will be supported in using the time and space in the most efficient way to make sure they gain maximum benefit from the sessions