exceptional online training & services for actors
This page has details and booking information for the following online courses:
  • Understanding Stanislavski
  • Understanding Meisner
  • How To Make Self-tapes Worth Watching
  • Acting For Casting (N. America/Europe)
  • 1-2-1 Career Coaching

Acting for Casting

Europe / North America

Online via Zoom 

 

6 x Monday evenings

Starts September 14th 2020

 

A masterclass with  Peter Carroll

7.00pm-8.00pm BST London

2.00pm- 3.00pm EST  New York

11.00am - 12.00pm PST Los Angeles

Classes run for up to 1hr 30 mins.

Intermediate to Advanced

NO REFUNDS. NON-TRANSFERABLE

Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

Classes involve scene analysis for cold reading, audition technique, self-taping and marketing. The technical nature of a crafted performance is studied in depth. We reference Stanislavski and Meisner in the development of understanding. Tailored, constructive feedback is provided to facilitate progression. 

 

This workshop is suitable for actors considering a next step in their career or looking at gaining insight into current professional practice.

  • A practical exploration of cold reading for casting

  • How to work with 'sides' and quickly engage with character and context

  • Working with prepared text

  • How to demonstrate 'Technical Acting' for camera

  • How to create self-tapes worth watching

  • What makes a GREAT showreel

  • Personal evaluation

  • Certificate of Training

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique (Peter trained with The Acting Studio, New York City).

 

Peter's clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', BBC 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'Boys' Sky Atlantic 'Domina' and upcoming film, 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' 

£60 |€66 | US$79 | CA$104

only £10 per class

Understanding Stanislavski

Europe / North America

Online via Zoom 

 

4 x Tuesday evenings 

Starts October 6th 2020

 

A masterclass with  Peter Carroll

7.00pm-8.00pm BST London

2.00pm- 3.00pm EST  New York

11.00am - 12.00pm PST Los Angeles

 

Beginners through to Advanced

NO REFUNDS. NON-TRANSFERABLE.

 

Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

 

A 4 week practical and theoretical exploration of Stanislavski's System' or The Method.

Stanislavski's Method or System is at the core of many theoretical approaches towards acting - from Uta Hagen to Meisner.

  • Script analysis & exploration

  • Approach to character Realisation for stage & screen

  • Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of Stanislavski's Method or System.

  • All class notes & materials provided

  • Certificate of Training.

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique (Peter trained with The Acting Studio, New York City). Peter works with established national and international talent and content creators. This short course is suitable for beginners and established talent seeking continued professional development in the craft of acting for stage and screen. The course focuses on both the theory and the practical application of Stanislavski's Method or System.

£40 | €44 | US$53 | CA$70

only £10 per session

How To Make Selftapes Worth Watching

Online via Zoom Video Conferencing

2 x Saturday mornings

 

Starts September 26th 2020

A masterclass with Peter Carroll

 

10.00am- 11.00am BST London

NO REFUNDS. NON-TRANFERABLE

Acting Coach: Peter Carroll 

 

This 2 session workshop is suitable for actors looking at raising the standard and impact of their selftapes and online audition technique. Online auditioning, alongside selftaping submission, will become a new industry norm.

Acting coach Peter Carroll is the north's 'go to' for high-end film, television and digital audition taping. He's worked with, read-in, coached and filmed actors - emerging and established - in both the UK and US. 

Peter's clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', BBC 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'Boys', Sky Atlantic 'Domina' and upcoming film 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' 

  • Essential top tips that you need to know to play an 'A' game

  • A practical exploration

  • The impact of international co-production 

  • What to expect from your agent - and what they expect from you

  • How to work with 'sides' and quickly engage with character and context

  • How to demonstrate 'Technical Acting' for camera

  • Filming on a budget and essential equipment

  • Setting up a home studio - in any space

  • Personal evaluation and guidance

  • Certificate of Training

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique (Peter trained with The Acting Studio, New York City).

£24 | €26 | US$31 | CA$42

only £12 per session

Small group.

Career Coaching

 

Online via Zoom Video Conferencing

By appointment.

 

For national and international clients via Zoom Video Conferencing.

Suitable for new, emerging and established talent and for actors returning to the industry following a career break.​

Consultation with Peter Carroll

 

During your consultation, Peter Carroll will review your showreel, CV and headshots. We’ll discuss casting type and assess auditioning, self taping and cold reading technique - and you’ll be given actionable steps to help secure that next booking.

 

What to expect

 

  • Review of Spotlight and online submission profiles

  • CV/Resumé guidance

  • Showreel /demo reel analysis

  • Review of headshots

  • Social Media, branding and marketing

  • On-going training and professional development needs

  • Provide tailored casting and networking lists

  • Discuss representation

  • Set short and long term goals

£50 | €57 | US$62 | CA$85

for up to 1hr 30 mins.

Understanding Meisner

Europe / North America

Online via Zoom

 

4 x Wednesday evenings 

Starts September 30th 2020

A masterclass with Peter Carroll

7.00pm - 8.30pm BST London

2.00pm - 3.30pm EST  New York

11.00am -12.30pm PST Los Angeles

 

Classes run for up to 1hr 30 mins.

 

Beginners through to Advanced

NO REFUNDS. NON-TRANSFERABLE.

 

Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

 

A 4 week practical and theoretical exploration of The Meisner Technique.

The Meisner Technique is a distinct approach towards personal preparation and performance creation. It’s about how we connect with fellow actors to create organic, believable and engaging choices. It's about using who you are and acknowledging that the voice has meaning.

 

Some understanding of the core principles of Stanislavski’s system or method may be useful but is not essential.

 

This course is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced actors and other creatives.

  • Introducing Repetition Exercises: purpose and understanding

  • Adding motivated ‘action’ through emotional struggle and response

  • Working with text: applying practical strategies to line learning and scene development

  • Application in Performance: being present in the moment and avoiding anticipation

  • Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique.

  • All class notes & materials provided

  • Certificate of Training

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique (Peter trained with The Acting Studio, New York City). Peter works with established national and international talent and content creators. This short course is suitable for beginners and established talent seeking continued professional development in the craft of acting for stage and screen. The course focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique - a distinct approach towards acting for stage and screen. 

£40 | €44 | US$53 | CA$70

only £10 per class

The Cocktail Hour

 

Online via Zoom Video Conferencing

NEXT EVENT: Saturday August 8th.

3.00pm-4.00pm BST London

10.00am- 11.00am EST  New York

7.00am - 8.00am PST Los Angeles

Thinking Actors' online social with Peter Carroll.

Come and join in the fun!

  • Industry updates

  • Tips and advice

  • Professional Development

  • Network with other actors and creatives

  • Collaborate and share

  • Have fun!

This month, Peter will be sharing everything that you need to know about showreels and self-tapes.

 

 

IT'S FREE TO JOIN! Email info@thinkingactors.co.uk to 

Next date: Sat. 3pm

August 8th, 2020

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