Location: On Zoom
Course duration: One week
Dates: Monday 9 - Friday 13 August, 2.00pm - 5.15pm daily.
DSL Summer Schools provides you with an exciting and diverse range of classes led by highly experienced professional practitioners.
The aim of this online acting course for adults is to give you a taste of what it is like to attend one of the Federation of Drama Schools. You will have the chance to learn practical acting skills for both stage and screen, including improving your voice, improvisation and audition techniques.
This course is for those who are unable to, or would prefer not to, attend a course in person.*
All directors and practitioners on the summer school are working professionals - so the advice and training they offer is always industry relevant.
There may be many different reasons why you choose to attend - you may be thinking of applying to drama school, wish to develop your presentation skills or simply want to try something completely new. What we can guarantee is that you will have a fun-packed range of creative opportunities.
Sessions 2.00 – 5.15pm, consist of two 90 minute sessions with a 15 minute break.
Monday 9 August
Opening Up Your Voice - How to warm-up your voice, speak, and project in ways that are natural and authentic.
Tuesday 10 August
Action! - How to drive scenes and play off your fellow actors using tactics and objectives.
Wednesday 11 August
Exploring Text as an Actor - How to find the clues in text that unlock character and choices
Thursday 12 August
Improvisation - How to trust your impulses and run with them.
Friday 13 August
Audition Technique for Stage and Screen - How to make a positive impact in the audition room.
**This programme may be subject to change.
A certificate of attendance will be issued if you attend 90% or more of the course.
Summer Schools Course Director 2021 – Dominic Gerrard
Dominic is an actor, writer and director. He regularly directs on the BA, Diploma and MFA Acting courses at DSL. He has taught at Central and East 15, and is an Education Practitioner at Shakespeare’s Globe.
His international work has taken him as far afield as the University of Notre Dame, Wellesley College, University of Texas (USA); Cultura Inglesa (Brazil); Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland); and Tiyatro Festivali (Instanbul).
As an actor Dominic’s West End credits include Man and Boy and Les Miserables.