Dates: April 4th, April 5th, April 6th
Location: Theatre Deli, 30 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP
Time: 10.30 - 16.30
This three day masterclass offers a genuinely revelatory experience, an understanding of how the lens of the camera relates to facets of your inner self - and how you can use that to communicate through it on a much deeper level as an actor.
You will work closely with Director, David Penn, in a small group, exploring beyond what might be termed the more conventional techniques. You will come to understand some fundamental truths about the game to which most are blind. You will find the discovery process a liberating experience.
Discover that you could be a better actor on-screen than even you ever thought you could be...
"This was the most enlightening workshop I have ever attended and it will have a life-long impact on my approach to the camera." Claudette Williams
"Probably the most fulfilling and beneficial workshop I have ever attended and David is definitely one of the nicest and most generous mentors an actor could hope to work with." Gorja Mazoli
"Not only have you changed the way I approach acting, you have changed the way I see myself as an actor!...totally inspiring!" Alexandra Webb
"A complete revelation... You gave me the best, most useful note I have EVER had from a director in twenty years! I cannot recommend working with David enough... it doesn’t matter if you're fresh from drama school or a seasoned pro playing leads in movies or tv, David's masterclass will take whatever you are currently doing on screen and make you a million times better. It really is like magic! Tina Harris
"David Penn's 3 day masterclass is one of the best learning experiences I've ever had as an actor, including drama school." Edward Mitchell
"I absolutely LOVED every moment of David's masterclass and to thank the Actors' Guild for the amazing opportunity. It was such a mind opening 3 days" Haruka Abe
"David's masterclass was absolutely excellent - a wonderful way to explore the truth of an on-screen relationship." Julian Bird
"A unique experience. It wasn't like anything else I've done. I have come away with a refreshed and inspired outlook. Indeed, I will approach everything in a slightly different way now, from acting to real life interactions!" Amy Bailey
"I want to thank you for your truly fantastic class. I can honestly say it made my year!" Fiona McKinnon
"An enormous eye opener! David's advice was tailor made to the individual and so well-observed." Rachel Gay
David Penn has been directing actors in theatre, television and film for over thirty years. He was resident staff director at the Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre in London where he worked as the assistant to Harold Pinter, David Hare and Tom Stoppard. David has directed both contemporary and classic plays at home and abroad. David has directed drama on all the major UK terrestrial channels, BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five as well as on Sky 1. He also writes and has delivered two original screenplays, one of which is currently being considered for major production...David teaches The Close Up throughout Europe.
Preparation: please bring in one piece of learnt duologue, no more than a page in length, where your character should have more to say (one of the other actors attending will read the other part, off-camera). This could be a scene you have played before, or a new one and it doesn't matter if it was written for the stage.
Please note we have additonal booking terms to those set out here for this masterclass - we are able to offer a full refund up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds are available after this time, unless we are able to refill your place.
The nearest tube is Canary Wharf...
- From the platform follow the signs toward the DLR.
- When you exit the station turn Left and continue straight until you reach 35 Bank Street.
- Make your way through the lobby of no 35, passing Obicà, and out the revolving doors on the other side.
- Cross South Quay Footbridge then turn left onto South Quay Walk.
- Take the first right which will lead you past the Hilton Hotel, and then turn right after the overpass onto Marsh Wall.
- Continue along Marsh Wall for 300 meters, Deli Studios is located at 30 Marsh Wall opposite the International Hotel.