Act: Cape Town – Final Acting Workshops For 2017

03 OCT – 09 NOV
TUES & THURS, 5:30PM-8:30PM
COST: R6950.00

Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance. Transcending ego and connecting to truth enables the actor to relinquish fear, build confidence and embody honesty in performance.
Coaches incorporate various exercises and techniques including those of Uta Hagan, Stella Adler, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandford Meisner to help the actor build a solid acting foundation in preparation for performance on film.
This workshop is designed for the new actor as well as the professional, looking for re- inspiration. It culminates in the performance of a scene for filming and a monologue for live performance.

Workshop will cover:

  • Using the body as an instrument in overcoming barriers to authenticity
  • Trusting instinct and honoring impulse
  • Innovative techniques to memorize lines and blocking
  • Script Analysis
  • Motivation and uncovering subtext
  • Developing a character

Acting For Film II – Finding Emotional Truth

03 OCT – 09 NOV
TUES & THURS, 5:30PM-8:30PM
COST: R6950.00

The emotional self is the key to unlocking the psyche. Knowing how we are shaped by our life experiences and understanding their role in our psychological development, enable the actor to harness emotional truth and deliver dynamic performances.

Defining pivotal moments in the actors life, unpacking and owning these, help to further break down blocks to honesty in performance. Using techniques and exercises developed by Lee Strasberg, Susan Batson, Sanford Meisner and other master practitioners, allow students to further explore, develop and deepen their understanding of textual analysis, acting and performance.

This workshop is designed for the intermediate actor or professional wishing to hone their craft. The workshop culminates in the performance of a scene for filming and a monologue for live performance.

Workshop will cover:

  • Sense and Affective Memory
  • Substitution
  • Moment before
  • Public personal private moment
  • Tragic flaw
  • Alba emoting

Auditioning For Camera

COST: R1250.00

This course explores all aspects of a film audition. It includes the break-down of an audition script, call backs, acting technique and the practical exploration of the casting process.  Course culminates in a mock casting for playback and review.

Course will cover:

  • How to prepare for an audition and call-back
  • Audition and cold-reading techniques
  • Listening and taking direction in the audition room
  • What to do during the call-back to impress the producer and / or director

Entry Requirements: This course is open to actors who have completed a foundation in acting and are about to launch into professional auditions and professional actors with industry experience.

Spaces limited
Contact 021-4197007 / [email protected] to book a space

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: