CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT //
Paul believes in continuous artistic growth and development.
He is currently working with Master Acting Coach, Award Winning Casting Director, and
Theatre Director Jane Drake Brody.
Jane is coming to London to give her first London Superscene Intensive Workshop.
Do you want to know what Stanislavsky really meant?
If you want to go to the source and learn to employ Stanislavsky’s true teaching with a solid scientific basis, come and join the first London Superscene Intensive Workshop with Jane Drake Brody, Master Acting Coach, award winning Casting Director, and theatre director.
Date and Times: Friday 24th June – Sunday 3rd July 2016 made up of 33 hours. The schedule will be: weeknights, T, Th, Fri- 6:30pm-9:30pm and 10-4 / 11-5 on weekends.
Location: Zone 1 Central London - The Rag Factory, 10 minutes walk from Liverpool St Station. 16-18 Heneage St, London E1 5LJ.
Numbers: The workshop is limited to just 10 actors. This is to ensure 1 on 1 attention. The course is currently half sold!
Investment: Full price is £550 with a deposit of £200 required to secure your place and balance payable by June 1. There are no refunds after June 1.
To enquire and secure a place on the workshop, contact Paul:
+44 (0) 7552 931 112
Jane Brody is a nationally recognized master acting teacher in the United States. Jane recently retired from The Theatre School Conservatory at Depaul University in Chicago where she was an Associate Professor of Performance. She has led over fifty workshops throughout the US in such subjects as Heroic Acting, Stanislavsky and Myth, The Art of Auditioning, Auditioning for Film, Monologue Preparation, and Career Planning for Actors.
Jane, a dedicated American Midwesterner, is the author of Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience: Superscenes to be published by Routledge this summer, and The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life released by Bloomsbury in 2015. In addition to her over 40 years of teaching, Jane is an award winning casting director for her work on the Coen Brother’s film Fargo with whom she also contributed casting for Miller’s Crossing and The Hudsucker Proxy. Other casting credits include Groundhog Day, The Women of Brewster Place, Jack the Bear, Under One Roof, Public Enemies, and many, many others.
Jane’s many directing credits include The Revenger’s Tragedy at New York’s Chautauqua Institute, Dancing at Lughnasa, Perestroika, Angels in America, part 2, and The Heidi Chronicles at The Merle Reskin Theater in Chicago, Illinois, Arms and the Man and Our Country’s Good at the Reilly Theatre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Also in Louisiana, Jane helmed A View of the Dome and Our Town.
As an actress Jane has been a recipient of the Los Angeles Weekly Outstanding Actress Award for the role of Diana in Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn. She appeared as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, as well as Amy in Charley’s Aunt on the Minnesota Showboat. Other acting credits include Our American Cousin at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. Nice Faces of 1943 in Elmsford, New York, Hartford, Connecticut, Omaha Nebraska, Minneapolis, MN, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in River Falls, Wisconsin, and others.
She has devised several popular shows, among them, Nickels, Dreams, and Popcorn, a retrospective look at the films of the depression era in America, and Nice Faces of 1943, a call for generational understanding during the Vietnam war using songs written during WW2. Nice Faces toured for two years in the US with two companies spanning the country.
Michael Shannon, Golden Globe and Academy award nominee, (B’dway, London) Killer Joe, Bug, Ninety-Nine Homes, Pearl Harbor, Superman, the Iceman and others.
"Jane Brody took me by the hand as a teacher and casting director, and led me from obscurity and destitution to a career as an actor, which was no mean feat. Even today, years after leaving her class, I find myself relying on the principles and ideas she presented to her students, which I may never have encountered otherwise.”—Michael Shannon, Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated actor
Eric Stonestreet, TV, Modern Family, Film, Almost Famous
"As a former student, I was able to use her principles early on in my career and there is no doubt that she helped prepare me for the long, winding, up-and-down path that eventually led to my role on Modern Family.”—Eric Stonestreet, two-time Emmy Award-winning actor
Harry Lennix, The Matrix, Titus Andronicus, The Blacklist
"Jane Brody is a defender and champion of all that makes an actor capable of a great career. She is an artist’s best friend: a liberator and a disciplinarian, a zealot and a traditionalist, a constant student, and a master of field." —Harry Lennix, multiple award-nominated actor.
There are so many different interpretations and variations of what Stanislavski taught that it is hard to know what his true teaching was. An acting teacher of over 40 years experience, Jane Drake Brody has been able to discover not only how but also why Stanislavsky’s theories are effective using the most recent neuroscientific research concerning memory and action. Her book on the subject, Acting, Archetype, Neuroscience: Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance, will be published October 2016 by Routledge.
The Intensive will focus on Stanislavsky’s psychophysical work using principles that apply to great acting on both stage and screen. It will consist of lectures, practical exercises using text and partnering, as well as the wealth of practical knowledge and experience that Jane brings to the table.
Jane is a recipient of the Casting Society of America’s award for the Coen Brother’s Fargo (among many other casting credits). She has also garnered awards for teaching, acting, and directing professionally. She has been mentor to many well know actors and in addition to her book Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience, she has written The Actor’s Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life.