SUNDAY 17TH MARCH
Be an Actor for a Day© was enjoyed by a lively group of participants on Sunday 17th March. Reverting to our old “stompin ground”, Alive Dance Studio in Palmer Rd, for our morning “auditions” and rehearsals was awesome – we love the walk into Muizenberg Village and the mirrors!
There was some amazing talent on display and when it came to our end-of-day showcase for our pop-up audience, our talented group showed off their acting skills. A great experience of theatre for both players and audience. Our Be an Actor for a Day© goes from strength to strength and we are thankful for the growing success of this fun-filled acting workshop and introduction to theatre life. Big shout out to our faithful pop-up audience who so readily support us.
WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH
We took a customised Be an Actor for a Day© programme to the Bergvliet Writers’ Circle and worked with 10 authors – some published – to help them to bring the readings of their work to life.
We asked them each to prepare a 2 minute reading from their work – from novels in progress to poetry – and then worked on basic vocal skills, characterisation and interpretation for an audience. We looked at delivery of dialogue, descriptive pieces and how to work within the confines of metred verse. What an amazing morning. The two and a half hours flew by!
Dylis said: “It really was very informative and done in such a relaxed way that I did not feel like I was being lectured. God Bless and THANK YOU BOTH.”
Scott said: “I found the meeting held last Wednesday was conducted in a very friendly and relaxed manner. The two evaluations of the way each item was read were very perceptive and will certainly help the writing group at future monthly meetings.”