Actor's Training Programme

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Fundamentals of acting in 10 weeks
April – June 2024

20 Stories High are proud to announce the return of their 10-week professional development programme. This year’s programme is led by Keith Saha, Artistic Director and co-CEO for 20 Stories High, along with several incredible freelance specialists from around the UK.

Over 10 weeks, 14 participants will explore the following techniques, culminating in a sharing.

  • Icebreakers and games
  • Characterisation
  • Movement and physical theatre
  • Heightened Text
  • Voice 
  • Text Work
  • TV Acting / Self Tapes

This programme aims to demystify theatre jargon and equip artists with tools to enter rehearsal rooms with confidence.

Supported by Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. With support from LAMDA and Unity Theatre.

The Actor’s Training Programme is for artists interested in performing who meet the following criteria;

  • aged 18+
  • based in Merseyside 
  • early career (by this we mean either that you have little to no professional acting experience, or that you have some professional acting experience but no formal training in theatre)
  • Preference will be given to artists who have faced barriers when accessing training, for instance:
    • People from the Global Majority
    • People with barriers accessing education or training
    • LGBTQIA+ people
    • People who have faced financial challenges
    • Deaf and Disabled people
    • Migrant artists 
    • People who have experienced mental and/or physical health challenges
    • People with extra responsibilities at home (e.g. primary caregiver for a relative or responsible for the care of children)

This is because these artists have been historically underrepresented in the Liverpool theatre industry, and elsewhere. 

Supported by Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. With support from LAMDA and Unity Theatre.

Previous Participants

Abby Bush – Liverpool-based performer
Em Williamson – Queer multidisciplinary artist and performer
Faye Donna FrancisLiverpool based actor and singer
Hebron TedrosLiverpool based actor
Huda LidgettA creative who likes to use different mediums including digital or physical art, and music to compliment performance and create a piece using a range of sources.
Jaqson Johnston-LynchA video editor that also enjoys writing and doing fun voiceovers. He’s had sprinkled acting experiences throughout the years, recently learning improvisation
Kieran FosterLiverpool based actor
Leonisha BarleyLiverpool based actor. She is looking forward to turning her passion for acting into a career in which she can bring joy to others whilst also highlighting important issues in society
Mairead FlanaganLiverpool based actor
Ralitsa ArnaudovaLiverpool based actor and dancer
Ranvia JohalRanvia is a Liverpool based documentary filmmaker who loves the human condition, expression, and creative exploration. She is putting aside her documentary filmmaking hat for a moment to explore storytelling and performance in the world of acting, a new form of creative expression that will allow her to explore and reconnect with different aspects of her artistic abilities
Seanie Cranney – Liverpool based actor
Tia Hume-JenningsLiverpool based actress, singer and musical theatre performer
Tyler KaneTyler is a Liverpool based actor with a love for all things theatre! He has a particular affinity for works that can mirror our world on the stage whilst simultaneously adding some laughs in the mix! He has a passion for collaborating with others and is currently studying his BA honours in acting. Currently he is working on completing the second year of his course, and look forward to what is in store!

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