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So You Want To Be An Actor

SAVVY started as an after-school drama group for young people back in 2001.

Over the years, many of our former young company members have gone onto drama school including RADA, Central and Guilford, and developed successful careers working in film and TV - including the BBC, the National, the RSC ... the list goes on!

We are so proud of the ambitious work that is created by our young company members - from a production of Alice In Wonderland on a boat sailing up the River Thames, to delivering a unique and hard-hitting re-telling of As You Like It, focusing on the refugee crisis and war in Syria.

Over the years, we have continued to bring in industry professionals to work with our weekly youth drama groups and provide training in all aspects of performance.

And yet, the question we are most asked by the young people we work with at SAVVY is 'how to I become an actor'?

So in response we are launching a week-long intensive for young people aged 14 – 18 years, that will be all about the practical side of the industry. The nuts & bolts. The reality vs the perception of what pursuing a career in acting is all about.

Venue: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Dates: 31st May - 4th June 2021 (half-term)

During the week young people will:

  • work with a director to prepare an audition piece

  • have photography sessions for your acting headshots

  • undertake workshops in voice, movement and different performance styles

  • create a short performance and take part in a final sharing of work

  • understand the different working environments of film, tv & theatre

  • prepare your CV and discuss showreels and social media do’s and don’ts

  • participate in round-table discussions with casting directors, drama schools and other industry professionals

Young people can register their interest at:

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Shaë-Li Studios

Definetly Reccomend! What a amazing experience this was!

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