LEDB Acting Industry Showcase Course

City Academy Drama Intensive Course

Now you can be seen! Take this opportunity to showcase your amazing talents!

2nd August 2021 – for 4 weeks (everyday from 10:00-17:00)
One Month Intensive Acting Industry Showcase Course with special attendance from Nina Gold Casting Ltd.

LEDB Acting School
In collaboration with City Academy

Our 4-week Acting Industry Showcase course has been designed to offer conservatoire-style actor training that will prepare actors of all levels to perform on stage and screen with confidence. Using contemporary scenes suitable to each participant’s casting and skillset, the course will lay the foundation for skills needed to perform on stage and screen with confidence. Each element of the program is taught by expert teachers, professional actors and working directors with many years of experience in theatre and film between them. 

The course culminates in a showcase for leading industry casting directors Nina Gold Casting and top Director/Producer Jacqui Morris. 

The Acting Industry Showcase incorporates one to one feedback sessions offered throughout the course to help you chart your progress and achieve your goals. Book your free audition today!  

SPECIAL ATTENDANCE FROM NINA GOLD CASTING LTD:

As part of this course, students will perform a final showcase. We are delighted to announce that together with other industry experts, multiple award-winning casting agency Nina Gold Casting Ltd will be attending this course to observe the final showcase. 

Nina Gold Casting Ltd is UK casting royalty and their Emmy award winning work includes casting Game of Thrones, The Crown, the Star Wars franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chernobyl, The Theory of Everything, Two Popes, The King’s Speech, The Iron Lady, Les Miserables and 1917.

WHAT YOU WILL COVER IN THIS COURSE:

  • Work towards a final showcase for industry professionals including Nina Gold Casting and Director/Producer Jacqui Morris.
  • Leave with a recording of your stage performance
  • Learn to quickly analyse text to deliver a believable and impactful performance
  • Enjoy a dynamic schedule with modules in stage, screen, movement, voice and more
  • Create and develop memorable characters
  • Work with text to expand your range and hone your skills
  • Work solo, in pairs and as a group in a large central London studio
  • Prepare for Drama School or a professional acting career 

HOW TO APPLY:

This course requires you to audition to secure your place. Your audition is virtual, free and only requires you to submit a short video. The latest date for submission is 20 July – however, we recommend you send in your audition video as soon as possible.

This is an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively and for us to assess your suitability for the course. Have fun with it! 

Please note that the places on this course are limited and places will be allocated, following auditions, on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • To audition for this course, please follow this link to the audition form, or click the button below. The form will open a new page. It is completely free to submit your virtual audition.
  • To apply please fill out the form with your details, and attach your audition video in MP4 format.
  • Successful auditionees will be contacted personally by City Academy
  • Secure your place by paying for the course – payment plans are available
  • We will contact you within 2 working days to let you know if we can offer you a place on the course. 

Please only submit an audition if you intend to book on to this course. 

AUDITION VIDEO FORMAT

  • No longer than two minutes
  • MP4 format
  • Must start with you saying your full name 
  • Record yourself performing a short monologue or, as an alternative, a scene read with another person off camera. Feel free to use any scene you like – including improvised or self written pieces.  

OUR APPROACH

Voice and movement classes will train you to master your faculties and find freedom in your speech and physicality. 

A strong focus on the teachings of Sanford Meisner and Konstantin Stanislavski will provide you with the tools needed to confidently approach any text with truth and believable meaningful actions. 

Actors will be able to learn and apply these techniques to Modern scenes that will be performed in front of top industry professionals, giving you the perfect chance to showcase your work and talent to industry experts. Audition here.  

Course Instructors

MANISH GANDHI

Manish Gandhi

Manish trained at LAMDA. A recipient of InlaksScholarship, Manish is endorsed by Arts Council England as Actor/Theatre maker with Exceptional Promise(now Global Talent). He was included in the British Council’s 2016 Global list of 33 cultural influencers from around the world promoting freedom and equality.

Trained in Meisner Technique with Master teacher Scott Trost. Manish also works as an actor.

Theatre includes:Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! (Bridge Theatre),Sweat (Pleasance Theatre), There or Here(Park Theatre), Natives (Southwark Playhouse), Three (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Queers (Trinity College Dublin), Now We Are Here(Young Vic Theatre);Brown Shakespeare(EfuaTheodora Sutherland Drama Studio, Legon-Accra);Rizwan(FTII Pune),Limbo(Prithvi Theatre Mumbai);Cock(Prithvi Theatre, National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai)

Film includes: AngreziMedium (Disney-Hotstar),That Transient Interval(Whistling Woods International),Chai Shai Biscuits(Picture thoughts) andRizwaan(FTII Pune).

Television includes:Rides upon the Storm(DR/ARTE/Channel 4), Silent Witness(BBC Studios).JudwaRaja(Disney India),Na Bole Tum(Viacom 18).

Radio includes:A Meeting by the River(The Animals Podcast).


MORGANE PISONI

As a dual citizen, Morgane grew up with a passion for cultures and languages which naturally led her to art, and particularly Theatre.

Born in Paris, she integrated the prestigious Ecole Florent whilst studying Film at the Sorbonne, whilst in France she started her career in film playing the roles of Armande in Etudes d’un paysageamoureuxand Anna in Julian & Claire, she also appeared in the French TV series Your neighborssecrets, as Marie and won second place at the Young Actor of the year 2010.

In 2013, Morgane decided to reconnect with her roots and train in the UK and won a place at LAMDA.

After graduating she returned to the French stage playing Alexandra David Néel, Mordred the druid and later Maria in the film Wormland, or Aeryn sun in the Atheist.

She is currently writing her first tv series and training as a Holistic Therapist to bring her love for Theatre, film and wellbeing together.

Her diverse background, Italian, British and French and her passion for mindfulness and female history make her an invaluable member of the film & theatre community.


IAN DAVIES

Ian Davies trained at LAMDA and has gone on to work successfully in the industry as an actor.

His credits include ‘Mike’ in Amazon Primes action thriller Treadstone. ‘Morgan’ in HBO’s Game of Thrones and ‘Ray’ in BBC 1 drama Ordinary Lies.

He is a keen practitioner of Stanislavskis Method acting technique and has a wealth of experience teaching and implementing the technique as an actor.


JADE WILLAMS

Jade is a vastly experienced stage and screen actor, working Nationally and Internationally in some of the most prestigious theatres in the world. These venues include The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Multiple seasons in London’s West End and she was a company member at Shakespeare’s Globe for four seasons, appearing in over 9 productions there.

She has worked with many greatly respected industry professionals including Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Roger Allam, Anna Chancellor, Sam West, Kenneth Cranham, William Gaunt, Oliver Cotton, Jane Asher, Ruth Sheen, Linda Bassett and many more.

Her screen appearances have been in a diverse range of programs, from recurring roles in popular British television soap and recurring dramas to the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning film, Anne Frank –The Whole Story. She also works extensively in Radio and Voice Over.

Jade has always complemented her professional acting life with teaching Drama and LAMDA to students of all ages. She has adjudicated and hosted workshops at many schools including Aldenham School, Francis Holland Senior School, JCoSSSecondary School, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Burlington Danes Academy and Repton Senior School.

She was head of Drama at La Escuela de Bailes’sSaturday School when it was based at the Latin Quarter in London and is currently resident Drama Teacher at Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead.


Course Fees & Contact Details

£1,795.00 for 4-Week Intensive Course

City Academy offers a range of payment options from PayPal Credit to Direct Debit. Find out more about spreading the cost of your payments by contacting a member of their team today.  

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Submit your audition

To submit your video audition please complete this form

City Academy will contact you within 2 working days to let you know if we can offer you a place on the course. 

The latest date for submission is 20 July – however, we recommend you send in your audition video as soon as possible.