Win a 2-day Screen Intensive workshop

It’s been a tough time for actors and creatives. We’ve been lucky enough to be back in the room (in our case, the stage of Etcetera theatre), in a Covid-safe environment, and we wanted to share this experience. Fill in the form below for a chance to win a spot in the next Screen-Intensive workshop […]

An actress speaks: Thought process

by Hayley Mcfadyen As actors we are always working towards some kind of personal goal: whether that’s Film, TV or Theatre, we all want to act, but what we want to act in is specific to each of us. Working towards a goal non-stop is hard and you need to be mentally prepared for it. […]

We’re offering a £10 discount if you’re​ a current student or participated in the Summer Showcase

Full Price £45
Discounted price £35

How to book

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Past Workshops: American Accent

What we cover

  • Pronunciation exercises covering key sound differences in Standard American Accent
  • Complex intonation patterns and rhythms to help actors sound more natural
  • Application of technique to monologues and dialogues

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About Amanda

Amanda is an American actress and has been based in London since 2016, where she began studying Mamet technique with Lee. She credits learning the technique with increasing her success in auditions and changing her perspective on what it means to “be an actor”. She has an extensive background in American repertory theatre, television and commercials, and has been seen most recently in London on stage as Allison in Orisun Productions “Spring Board”, and in Avenue 5, a new comedy on HBO (pre-production). Amanda has been teaching with 1956 since January 2019.

How to get there

Old Diorama studios is located in central London. Nearest tube stations are Warren Street, Euston Square and Great Portland Street.