Monday 26 June -
Friday 7 July 2023
9.30am - 3.00pm
€ 2,250 (deposit included)
Friday June 16th
LAMDA is a world-leading conservatoire providing exceptional vocational training in acting, stage management, technical skills, directing, and design. Their selective and collaborative approach emphasizes practical experience, preparing students for a profession in drama. As an awarding organization, LAMDA offers internationally recognized qualifications, inspiring confident communicators through examinations in drama, literature, and poetry. They believe in the transformative power of drama and aim to expand access to training, qualifications, and opportunities for more individuals.
The success of LAMDA is evident in its notable alumni, including Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), Arsema Thomas (Bridgerton), Rose Leslie and Iwan Rheon (Game of thrones), Brian Cox (Succession), Ruth Wilson (Luther), Sam Claflin (Hunger Games), Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave). These accomplished actors have made their mark in prominent film and television productions, showcasing the quality of training LAMDA provides. As a leading conservatoire and awarding organization, LAMDA continues to excel in developing and assessing examinations, earning widespread respect in the discipline and maintaining its reputation as a distinguished institution.
Language is an essential part of our identity and is a key part of an actor's toolkit. When working with English as your second language, it can sometimes feel like a barrier - especially if we are self-conscious in pressured situations, such as auditions or in performance.
This two-week course will develop your language and acting skills, whilst exploring how words and language can be used to create characters and express emotions, all in a safe and supportive environment.
Taught by expert practitioners from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), you'll use the dynamic and practical tools of drama training to improve your communication skills and build your confidence.
At the end of the course, you'll have a deeper understanding of the rhythms of the English language in contemporary texts, helping you to perform in English with greater fluency and efficiency.
Acting techniques, focused on developing characters and analysing scripts in the English language.
Language classes and exercises, including vocabulary, pronunciation and listening skills.
Vocal work and warm up tips to prepare your voice.
Phonetics and learning how to approach common English accents.
A short scene to analyse, rehearse and perform to camera at the end of the course.
A session on audition preparation, and how to approach English language auditions within a short timeframe.
I consider English to be my second language, and have have a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
I am a professional actor, currently training as an actor or considering a career as an actor.
I am based in Madrid, or able to travel to the MADS campus in Madrid for the duration of the course.
After performing for over two decades Jeremy trained as a voice and singing coach at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Teaching regularly at LAMDA, RADA, Rose Bruford and privately. His professional coaching includes: Wodehouse in Wonderland with Robert Dawes, Oxford Literary Festival and National Tour; Skin Tight, dir. Max Kirk The Hope Theatre (Critic’s Choice Best Shows 2017 - London Pub Theatres); How to Get Almost Anyone to Want to Sleep With You by Deborah Frances White, Edinburgh Fringe; The Midnight Snack, Drayton Arms Theatre.
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Jeremy trained as an actor at RADA after reading English at Cambridge University; most recently he played Kendall Nesbitt in an award-winning European tour of Lady in the Dark for Opera Zuid; he has worked at the Royal National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, English National Opera. His favourite roles have been playing Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (RUG Tour); Baron Laur in Silbersee (Wexford Opera); Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Leeds); and the title role in Candide in London (ENO) and Japan (Orchard Hall, Tokyo).
In addition, Jeremy has been teaching Yoga since 2003, Pilates Mat Work since 2015 and is working towards becoming a (tension and trauma releasing exercise) provider.
Anna Barkan is a Russian/British actor trainer, actor and director. She studied acting at the prestigious Vakhtangov Theatre School in Moscow and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. For over 20 years Anna worked as an actor on Stage, Film and TV in Russia and the UK and formed CHAIKA Theatre company where she produced premiers of lesser-known Russian classics in original translations.
Anna is also a co-founder of The Drama Academy which specialised in Theatre for young actors aged 8 to 18 in the UK, USA and Russia. Anna is a practitioner whose work is rooted in the Stanislavsky Method and the Michael Chekhov Technique. Anna holds an MA in Actor Training & Coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where her research included working with International multilingual casts.
Anna has taught at LAMDA across the courses of BA, MA, MFA Acting and MA Directing, as well as working with International students in the Summer School and being on the audition panels. Among recent projects Anna directed at LAMDA are ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘Three Sisters’ by Anton Chekhov, ‘The Lower Depths’ by Maxim Gorky, ‘A View from the Bridge’ by Arthur Miller, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by Lorraine Hansberry and ‘The Changeling’ by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. Anna is currently directing ‘The Seagull’ by A.Chekhov with MFA Acting students for their Naturalism project.
You have to fill in the form and pay the deposit to secure your place on the course. You will need then to pay the remainder of the course fee within 28 days at the latest. If the second payment is not met, your seat will be offered to somebody else and you'll lose your deposit.
You should be aged 18 or over by the first day of the course.
You should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0 (or B2). Although English language tests aren't mandatory, we recommend that if you are a non-native English speaker without a Level 6 IELTS (or B2), then you must have equivalent English language experience.
If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place.
You will need then to pay the remainder of the course fee within 28 days at the latest.
The deposit will only be refunded in case of course cancellation by MADS - LAMDA.