Instructor

The Emancipated Actor

The Emancipated Actor

By Mel Churcher

This Zoom course will help with confidence; preparing self-tapes; offer new ways to approach all your screen work. How to fuse YOU and the role. And grow as an actor.

These days, actors are expected to be very self-reliant: Self-taping and Zoom auditions; working on a series engaging with multiple directors, dealing with little or no rehearsal. This course offer guidance, tips and exercises to enable your unique self to shine through in any role you play; you and your role fused in an act of creation!

It’s designed for local and international castings.

Suitable for working screen actors or actors moving from stage to screen..

(Requires adequate home broadband. Smartphone or camera to film post-course)

SCHEDULE

Pre-course: Participants to send Mel a really short intro video (fine on phone selfie camera) – say your name (clearly), 3 things about you, and which roles you wish to play (but don’t get cast) or which roles would challenge you – and you are up for the challenge. These should arrive to Mel by the Saturday of the week prior to the course. A short monologue (to look at and learn) will be sent before the course, and scenes sent out at the end of the first day. All scene work is recorded, and actors are requested to watch any filming done of themselves each evening. Also, at the end of the course, to self-film a scene if they want feedback)

 

Due Date for Applications: 28th March

Upon acceptance, you will receive an invoice showing how to pay to secure your place

Investment

 $608 USD |  3 Days 

About Mel Churcher

Mel was a stage and screen actor for the first part of her career. Her theatre work included leading roles for the National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. Now she is an international screen acting and voice coach. Her work with many major theatre companies includes (within the legendary Cicely Berry’ team) vocal coaching for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and as Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s sole voice and text coach for 12 years. She’s also directed, run departments and taught at most of the major London drama schools.

Mel now runs international screen acting courses and is an acting and dialogue coach for screen, having worked on around 65 major film and TV productions.

In the course of this long career, she has coached many wonderful actors including: Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Kerry Condon, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch (stage), Stephen Dillane, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Joel Edgerton, Sally Hawkins (stage), Jennifer Love Hewitt, Remy Hii, Kathryn Hunter (stage), Mads Mikkelson, Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Jet Li, Rachel McAdams, Clive Owen, Sam Riley, Stellan Skarsgård, Ed Speleers, Michelle Yeoh, Billy Zane and Zhu Zhu.

Mel holds two MAs: Performing Arts (Misddlesex University) and Voice Studies (Royal Central Speech and Drama). She’s written two books: Acting for Film: Truth 24 Times a Second (Random House) and A Screen Acting Workshop (Nick Hern Books). Her third, The Elemental Actor (Nick Hern Books), will be published soon.

The Emancipated Actor

By Mel Churcher

Investment: $608 USD |  3 Days 

Frequently Asked..

We accept the following payment methods: Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and Afterpay.

Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Professional, for this reason, we do request a self tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied upon registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.

All of our online classes are suitable for fluent English-speaking students only. Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. For this reason, we request a self-tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied before registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.

Our classes are carried out using Zoom so you need to make sure you computer is Zoom compatible and tested- (Voice-Video). Please make sure you have a good fixed internet connection.

All zoom’s are recorded for quality control. If any student misses a class, we will give them a private link to access.

Not finding the answer you need? Email us at hello@onlineactingstudio.com