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2023 Workshops

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” 

- Vince Lombardi

PARIS, FRANCE

Manufacture des Abbesses
Sophie VONLANTHEN — 0664957826
http://www.stage-jordan-beswick.fr/


January 23 - February 17 "One Actor/One Role"

March 27 - April 21 "Master Class"

June 26 - July 21 "Great Women Playwrights"
November 27 - December 22 "Preparation for the Actor"


 

BERLIN, GERMANY

iSFF
Institut fur Schauspiel, Film – und Fernsehberufe
an der VHS Berlin Mitte
Telefon: +49 (0) 30-9018 374 43
Fax: +49 (0) 30-9018 374 86
Email: info@isff-berlin.eu
Internet: www.isff-berlin.eu

Dates: TBD


International Casting Workshop
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:45pm

Over the course of this 4 week workshop actors have the opportunity to work with different casting directors from different countries to gain a broader perspective of the casting process and to develop their ability to adapt to the different ways people work. Different environments, different demands.


 

BOCHUM, GERMANY

Pott Cast NRW
Contact: Dirk Hermann & Lesley Higl
Langelohstr 33
44627 Herne
Tel: 0157.37 16 52 79
info@pottcast.nrw

June 19-23


This workshop provides professional actors an opportunity to exercise and fine tune their preparation skills.  When actors feel secure in their ability to create whatever the job requires, they can breathe freely and focus on what their characters are focused on. They arrive confidently in work mode, not fear of judgement mode. Practice may not make perfect, but it does contribute to developing one’s craft and professionalism. Actors have job requirements, they must accept that there are expectations involved that they must meet. The ability to create whoever, wherever, whenever takes work. Over the course of the five days the actors will be assigned assorted scenes and monologues to prepare, as well as be called upon to improvise, achieve specific emotional reactions, sing and dance. A very full five days spent preparing as very busy, very successful actors do.

LUXEMBOURG

ACTORS.LU
Association des actrices et des acteurs du Luxembourg
www.actors.lu

 

Dates: TBD

This workshop provides professional actors an opportunity to exercise and fine tune their preparation and performance skills. Actors have job requirements, they must accept that there are expectations involved that they must meet. The ability to create whoever, wherever, whenever takes work. Over the course of the five days the actors will be assigned assorted scenes and monologues to prepare, as well as be called upon to improvise, achieve specific emotional reactions, sing and dance. A very full five days spent preparing as very busy, very successful actors do.

The workshop takes you through the process of creation.  From the initial reading of the script to the realization of the given character’s emotional, psychological, spiritual, physical, and sociological world.  In other words, the character's life. 

"Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'."  -- Leonardo DiCaprio

 

An actor’s job is to create different types of people.  But instead of working to make themselves like the character, too many  actors choose to make the character like them.

"I find it important to ask, How am I not like this person? What gaps in my own understanding of the way people work do I need to fill in to be able to play this person?" 
-- Michelle Williams

Actors must use themselves to create but not make it about themselves.  They must liberate themselves from their need to limit themselves to their own experience.  They must develop and use their imaginations.

“First, last and always, a player must have imagination. Imagination kindles the feelings, steers the actor through the character into emotion, enables him to reproduce feelings he himself has never experienced.”   -- Alla Nazimova

 

And believe!

"That's probably the biggest secret of acting: If the actor believes it themselves, they can make you believe it."​

-- Melissa Leo

Develop the skills you need to become an actor with both the ability and the confidence to succeed AND have a lot of fun doing it!

"Actors are investigators...Actors are responsible to the people we play."
-- Philip Seymour Hoffman

To read testimonials about Jordan's work go to:
http://jordanbeswick.com/what-people-are-saying/

Enrolling now!

Contact me at - jbeswick7@aol.com

2017

North Carolina classes

TBA

11am - 3pm

Lexington Youth Theatre Rehearsal Space

221B S. Main Street, Lexington, NC

Fee: $250

Ages: 16 and up

Links to locations and information for my 2017 European workshops:

Paris, France

Manufacture des Abbesses

http://www.stage-jordan-beswick.fr/

May 8 - 26 (Master Class - Lyon)
May 29 - June 23 (Master Class)

July 3 - 28 (Chekhov) 

November 13 - December 8 (Shakespeare)

London, England

The Actors Centre

http://www.actorscentre.co.uk/

November 18/19, 2017

Berlin, Germany

Institut für Schauspiel, Film-, Fernsehberufe

http://www.isff-berlin.eu/isff_neu/

October 16 - 20 - International Casting Workshop

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