The Actor’s Club
THE ONLY CLUB FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS
The Actors Club is the only club for actors in the UK, and Europe, of its kind, working closely with writers, directors and producers. A place that offers training, through a supportive and strong growing community which enables theatre makers an abundance of opportunities to discover their potential in a practical environment.
The Actor’s Club is a club like no other, where professional actors can connect with their peers, to refine and develop their skills, be supported and inspired.
BE A PART OF A STRONG NETWORK
In a competitive industry where rejection is common it can be hard for artists to keep spirits and confidence high and to find a time and place to regularly practice their craft. The Actor’s Club is designed to provide just that – a support network of actors who come together regularly to develop and utilise their skills amongst other talented artists. Throughout the term there will be a continuous stream of activities and support.
TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORS
The Actors Club consists of bi-weekly workshops Wednesdays 3-5pm or 7-9pm at Park Theatre, London. Every week will be different, full of creativity, challenges and imagination. Workshops are run by Artistic Director Heather Ward and other professional directors and practitioners within the industry, who are hired to run workshops on specific skills such as script work, voice work, physical theatre, audition prep etc. The Actor’s Club is a club for practical work – where experimentation, ideas and new techniques are tried and tested.
Actors will also get the opportunity to work with members of The Directors Club; the theatre and film makers of the future. It is a fantastic opportunity for actors to become a part of a growing community, to enhance their career development and expand their creative network. Actors in our club have built connections with directors which have led to paid work on other theatrical projects.
REHEARSED READINGS WITH THE WRITERS CLUB
Actors within The Actor’s Club will get the opportunity to perform in rehearsed readings in Write to Right and work with writers from The Writers Club trying out new material and being an integral part in the creation of new work in its early stages of development. The standard of writing is high, we find our writers when reading over 1500 scripts a year and inviting writers to join The Writers Club.
ENCOMPASS – OUR SCHEME THAT CONNECTS ARTISTS ON PROJECTS TO WORKSHOP A SCRIPT, OR IDEA
We encourage artists within our artistic community to connect and work together. We match actors, writers and directors on a project to workshop it, facilitated by one of our directors. Many projects have gone on to have a future life from one of these workshops! Encompass scheme is supported by theatres Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rose Kingston, Park Theatre and Pleasance Theatre to support directors within The Director’s Club by providing rehearsal space every month for them to workshop a script, idea or technique they are developing as practitioners. More on the scheme can be found HERE.
WORK WITH BESPOKE SCRIPTS WRITTEN FOR YOU BY THE WRITERS CLUB
We partner writers with actors to write bespoke monologues and short scenes for the actors they are matched with. This gives actors the opportunity to put forward ideas and work on scripts suited to their casting. Collaborations formed in this way often inspire and spark new ideas for projects and lead to future collaborations.
PERFORM AT THE SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
Members of The Actor’s Club get the opportunity to work with new writers and directors in showcases at Southwark Playhouse including The Director’s Club Showcase. Actors are also encouraged to create their own material (e.g writing) and have these showcased as part of our hit show Art from the Heart.
FREE MEMBERSHIP TO THE ARTISTS HUB
As a member of The Actors Club you get free membership to The Artists Hub, which can be found at https://theartistshub.co.uk Here you have your own profile, area to create a portfolio of work that can be shared with others outside of the hub, you can also connect with other artists in the hub, take part in creative challenges, hear and share jobs & opportunities, sell/find props/costumes/art in our store, join our many creative groups and input into our online ‘Greenroom’ which has its own newsfeed to keep you creative and inspired!
Criteria: Actors must be professionally trained or have professional credits. Actors can apply for membership and if successful will be invited to audition. In order for actors to get the most out of being a member of The Actor’s Club we feel it is important for the level of talent to be high. Membership is £120 per term. Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment. If you would like to apply please click on the ‘Join The Actors Club’ button, and complete the form.
Testimonials can be found HERE
The dates for the Autumn 2021 The Actors Club can be found here:
Wednesdays 3-5pm or 7-9pm at Park Theatre, London
Showcase dates will be revealed as the term evolves, according to theatres availability.