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ENROLMENT for autumn term 2023 now open!

Enrolment form: Devising and improvisation

Adult Acting Devising and Improvisation Course at GEST

Learn to create characters, increase stage-awareness and stage-craft, block, think on your feet, improvise like a pro and feel ever more comfortable onstage and in front of an audience, telling stories inspired by your own interests and experiences. This course provides an explorative and experimental space for trying new techniques without the pressure to produce, rehearse and memorise.

Students will collaborate to devise and perform their own scenes and short plays which will be workshopped and performed every week, based on weekly themes and incorporating the relevant technique for that week. Ten consecutive workshops will each build on lessons learned in the previous session. With around 19 students in the class, everyone will have numerous chances to perform for each other and to try out different techniques and ideas. Many groups choose to end with a final performance in front of an audience of family and friends but that will be put to a vote in week five and participation will be voluntary. Those who have taken beginner or intermediate courses with Silas (or Kitt) before may be somewhat familiar with the format.

This course is open to returning students and can even be taken alongside the traditional performance-based courses. Perfect for somebody who wants to deepen their understanding of drama, character creation, storytelling and stagecraft without the pressure of a final public show.


17 September - 26 November

Sundays 15:00 - 17:00

Course leader: Silas Barrie

No lessons week 44 (5 November)


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Silas Barrie

Silas is a British actor, whose first role at GEST was in Rotterdam.

Silas has appeared in theatre productions of HamletTommy Pinball Wizard, This Wide NightHome and Jekyll and Hyde.

Film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean and Breech and he also trained with world renowned contemporary theatre practitioners, Circomedia, and worked for some time as an acrobase and circus performer. 

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