Master-Craft / News / Tue 22 Jan 2019

Unrivaled acting classes available for teens in Hertfordshire as

Unrivaled acting classes available for teens in Hertfordshire as

Master-Craft Theatre school courses, based at The Elstree UTC, aims to provide high quality professional actor training for young people aged 14 to 21. Our courses have been developed to prepare students for the challenges of the entertainment industry and focus on developing the skills and processes used in the profession. Simply put we believe age is no barrier to incredible performances. Here, we also coach young people in audition technique for drama schools and industry opportunities, whilst also providing invaluable, high end, practical experience for pupils studying at GCSE, BTEC and A-level.
‘Andrew Mallen is an outstanding teacher and practitioner both in acting training and drama understanding in general. I have seen Andrew have quite remarkable results in bringing out young peoples potential to a professional standard in his shows and inspirational education projects. By far, though, the most impressive element of his teaching is his effect on the self esteem and happiness of the students that he gives so much to’.
Anne Lean : Head of education projects, Warner Brothers International

Andrew Mallen is the lead teacher at master-craft with over 20+ years of experience in performance, directing and as an arts educator. In a diverse career in the performance and education industries, spanning the last 20 years, Andrew has worked professionally as an actor, musical performer, director and arts educator. In 2013 Andrew joined forces with ‘The Elstree UTC’ a specialist media and performance school as an in house ‘artist in residence’, a role which was designed as a ‘link to industry’ in terms of skills and understanding for the students of the school. This expertise is now available on these short courses for young people between the ages of 14 to 21.

Career highlights include.
• 1st class degree in Drama and Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
• Senior acting tutor at ‘Youth enriching sight and sound’
• Performance artist, host and stand-up comedian at festivals across the country.
• Touring with Nick Heyward as Musician
• Artist in Residence and lead theatre and performance skills teacher at the Elstree UTC

Master-craft will offer rolling 6 week courses on Saturdays from beginners to advanced. Each class will provide student the opportunity to acquire and practice their acting skill, ensuring they feel comfortable and get the most out of the course.
Acting classes will consist of rehearsing and performing scenes each week. By which students will gain an all-round practical understanding of the art of acting, enabling different approaches to theatre from modern to Shakespeare to Ibsen, Chekhov, Brecht and Beckett. Developed from Stanislavski, our course will train students in the actor’s art of creation and expression – the ability ‘to create the inner life of a human spirit and to express it in artistic form’. They will develop imagination in order to create believable characters, emotional sensibility to respond to dramatic situations, and capacity to understand human motivations and behaviors. An essential part of the training will involve interplay – working jointly with other artists to create pieces of theatre.

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Elstree University Technical College

Studio Way, Borehamwood,
Hertfordshire WD6 5NN

Telephone: 07585 080 339

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