Montecreto, Italy

Acting: Self-Preparation – the Secret to Success.

when 20 July 2024 - 4 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 600

This course shows working methods and strategies for the emancipation and self-empowerment of actors who either plan their own project or want to meet the director and the ensemble at eye level on the first day of rehearsals. After all, it is the attitude of an artist when they actively participate in the joint creative process and take responsibility for their own actions.

This attitude becomes evident in the special stage presence and requires professional steps of self-preparation. There are many different keys to this, which will be intro­duced in this course: There is the way to ask questions of the role – but which ones? There are techniques and methods on how and where to get energy for my acting, on how to recognise themes and bring them to life on stage. Last but not least, the famous “Vertical of the Role” method leads to the philo­sophical-spiritual core of my personage.

This course offers actors a new way to play ‘the theme’ and to discover a different stage presence for non-dramatic texts.

Course leader

Christine Schmalor, teacher and researcher at the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI. She runs theatre courses worldwide. In 2020, she founded the institute's online theatre academy. However, she prefers face-to-face encounters with artists.

Target group

Emerging and experienced actors, acting students.

Course aim

Artistic self-empowerment.
The subject of self-preparation, which is closely related to self-education and ultimately self-creation, is the central tool for any successful person in today’s society, especially in the arts.

Credits info

A Certificate will be issued by the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT | Research Centre of the International Theatre Institute. (84 hours of tuition)

Fee info

EUR 600: tuition fee
travel and accommodation at your own expense.