BOOKING NOW FOR STAGE & SCREEN ACTING CLASSES WITH MARK McGANN AT THE MERLIN THEATRE, FROME

SUNDAY 23rd JANUARY 2011 (SCREEN)£95 per person – SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2011 (STAGE) £70 per person

*MADCAP THEATRE MILTON KEYNES

SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2011 (SCREEN)

PLUS! NEW STAGE CLASS IN SALISBURY ON MARCH 12th. CONTACT NUMBER BELOW FOR DETAILS!

Open to everyone 16 and above, these quite uniquely affirming

days have been variously described by past participants as

‘extraordinary’, ‘life-changing’ and ‘invaluable’. Packed with

professional and practical insight from Mark’s experiences at the

highest professional levels of performance and production both

internationally and in the UK, these classes have become

extremely popular with passionate performers of all ages and

skill levels. Mark’s bold attempt to offer everyone the chance to

share the magic of this most affecting and inspiring of art forms,

has been nothing less than a revelation and a huge success from

the moment the concept was conceived.

Come and see what all the fuss is about.

Come and experience the actor in you! 

All participants receive a completion certificate.

Screen Class participants also receive a DVD of the day’s edited

scenes and/or their scene posted on YouTube.

TO BOOK A PLACE CALL DRAMA DIRECT ON  01373 471486

or Email MARK by using the following link:

mark@dramadirect.net


Have you ever harboured a secret desire to explore an acting experience but never felt sufficiently confident?

Perhaps you once had a relationship with the art-form but lost it due to life circumstance?

Are you a professional performer looking to consolidate or further your skills.

Or maybe you are one of the many keen part-time actors who are looking for a more substantial relationship with performance?

A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY

Following the nationwide success of these much lauded and unforgettable classes, Mark McGann is now offering new dates for his acting courses. Whether your wish is to discover or rekindle your passion, further your creative prospects, or just have a fabulous time, this is a fantastic opportunity to be coached, guided and inspired by a highly respected, experienced and profiled professional Actor/Director.

Mark McGann, one of the 4 successful McGann Brothers, is now offering his highly respected Stage and Screen Acting Masterclasses to all individuals and theatre groups in the South of England. Specifically designed to be accessible to all-comers and all levels of expertise from 16 to 80 years, first-timers to seasoned professionals, these highly popular one-day courses are both creatively and personally rewarding. Whatever your standard and expectation, these are perfect for you.

THE FORMAT

Both the Stage Acting and the Screen Acting day use a similar format with the essential difference being that one is filmed and one isn’t! Once enrolled, participants are sent their own part in a duologue (two actor) scene approximately two weeks before the Masterclass, from a variety of scripts chosen by Mark. This will give everyone a specific focus for the day, preparing them for scene deconstruction then reconstruction under Mark’s gifted eye, while he reveals some priceless ‘trade secrets’ and offers an in-depth professional view of best practice. The more familiar participants are with their scenes, the more they will get out of the experience. The day will run from approx 10-00am to 5-30pm. All participants will receive a signed completion certificate at the end of the day.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:

STAGE ACTING MASTERCLASS

No previous stage acting experience is required. Must be aged 16 or over. Must provide their own lunch though there will be tea/coffee and light refreshments available at the theatre. It is advisable to wear soft clothing and shoes to allow for free movement. All new participants will be asked to provide a recent photograph of themselves (preferably via email) which Mark will then use as a reference when choosing and casting scenes. N.B. These photographs do not have to be of professional quality and will only be used for Mark’s purposes and not in any way for public consumption.

SCREEN ACTING MASTERCLASS
No previous screen acting experience is required. Must be aged 16 or over. Must provide their own lunch though there will be tea/coffee and light refreshments will be available at the theatre. Participants are encouraged to dress for their character though it is not imperative. N.B. Strong lighting may be used for filmed sequences, so if you suffer from light sensitivity issues please notify us at the time of booking. (All participants will receive a DVD copy of the filmed scenes within 4 weeks of the course.) All participants will be asked to provide a recent photograph of themselves (preferably via email) which Mark will then use as a reference when choosing and casting scenes. N.B. These photographs do not have to be of professional quality and will only be used for Mark’s purposes and not in any way for public consumption.


FEEDBACK ON PREVIOUS MASTERCLASSES
What former participants are saying…

Dear Mark, I don’t quite know whether you appreciate what you are doing for us all! Even though I have played at acting, directing and producing in an amateur capacity all these years, these last couple of sessions of Drama Direct have been quite amazing for me.

Adela Forestier-Walker

“Just a quick note to tell you how very much I enjoyed today. You were a fantastic person to work with and I think you set the tone tremendously allowing everyone, regardless of age or experience to get the most out of the workshop. a rare skill! It’s been a long, long time since I did any kind of acting at all, so the chance to spend an entire day, doing what I used to (and still do really) love – working on a script, communing with others and getting great direction was simply brilliant.”
Dawn Sharpe

“Just the most amazing, informative, friendly day – just brilliantly organised and delivered – thank you so much!”
Sarah Evans

“I thought it was an amazing day, learnt a lot, especially about myself”
Jade Wickenden

“Just a quick one to say thanks so much for another fantastic Masterclass on Sunday – the feedback has again been brilliant.”
Darren Bransford (Director – British School of Acting, London)

“A most enjoyable and valuable day. Thank you for including us ‘older ones’! So many summer workshops and courses are aimed at teens and early twenties. Thank you so much”
Heather Seaton

“I would just like to say, once again, thank you so much for the encouragement and support you gave me at the workshop yesterday. It was very inspiring and left me on a real high and feeling very confident. With best wishes and many thanks.”
Peter Eden

“Thank you ever so much for a brilliant day yesterday, I really feel it has benefited my confidence and performing abilities”.
Hannah Henderson

“Thank you so very much for the most amazing day yesterday, your masterclass was the most inspiring acting experience I’ve had and it was fantastic to gain so much, in such little time.”
Charlie Bently

Thank you for another brilliant class yesterday and a big thank you for all your help and your support and encouragement throughout the scene. Since I’ve been coming to your classes I’ve started to feel more confident in my own abilities as an actor and have realised what I was missing out on when I took a break. It’s great to be back and to have your support and help. 

Charlie Downes


MARK McGANN BIOGRAPHY

Mark is one of the acting McGann family dynasty. Over the last 30 years he has appeared in leading roles in many theatre, TV and film productions, including the Bafta awarded ‘Shackleton’ with Kenneth Branagh for C4 Films. He also appeared as John Lennon for NBC Productions in ‘John & Yoko’, and with his brothers in the Bafta award-winning Irish potato famine drama ‘The Hanging Gale’ for the BBC, which he co-produced. He has worked with some of the best known names of British and American cinema and theatre including Nic Roeg, Michael Gambon, Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Moreau, Charles Sturridge, Mike Leigh & Dennis Hopper to name but a few, and has twice been nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He is an accomplished Theatre Director and director of Drama Direct Ltd and Screen Direct.

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