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The Brilliant Actor

A Masterclass in Acting Technique by Nelson Chia

WHY IS IT CALLED “THE BRILLIANT ACTOR”?

A Brilliant Actor is one who has a clear understanding of acting techniques. This is the aim of the course, to help actors achieve this clarity in their work, so that they may shine in their performance.


WHAT IS THIS COURSE LIKE?

It is a 12-session masterclass that focuses on the learning and application of acting techniques.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Start-out and mid-career actors who wish to understand how acting techniques can be appropriately applied to create an effective performance.


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COURSE INTRODUCTION

You are starting out as a professional actor. You may have done some acting but know little about the fundamentals of this art. You may have attended acting classes, but still feel you do not know how to properly apply the acting techniques that you have learnt into actual performance situations.

OR

You are a mid-career actor. You have substantial experience in acting, but cannot help feeling stuck in where you are and therefore, not knowing how to go forward.

If that is so, this masterclass is precisely what you need.


HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT?

Acting Exercises:

This course is largely taught through Acting Exercises. Participants will be required to study and present monologues or duologues and to observe the presentations of other participants. By commenting on and directing the presentations, acting coach Nelson Chia will share how acting techniques can be applied appropriately to enhance the performance.


WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

A Technique Framework – A.C.T. W.I.S.D.O.M:
Acting coach Nelson Chia has identified 9 essential aspects of the art of acting - where the discussion and application of techniques will be drawn from. These 9 aspects, presented as A.C.T. W.I.S.D.O.M, are

A – Dramatic Action
C – Characterization
T – Text and Speech
W – Script Analysis (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
I – Instrument (The actor’s body)
S – Style (Genres and Mediums)
D – Dream Up (The element of imagination)
O – Voice
M - Mindset


WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?

With the knowledge gained on technique application, this course aims to send participants on the way to become a more equipped and more confident actor.

BONUS!

Personalised Feedback:
Besides knowledge on technique application learnt during the class, at the end of the class, acting coach Nelson Chia will also provide each participant with personalised feedback, commenting on their current strengths and challenges.



Dates:
20 February - 10 March 2023
(On all Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

Time:
7pm - 10pm

Length of Course:
4 sessions per week, over 3 weeks (total 12 sessions)

Venue:
NYT Studio

Instructor:
Nelson Chia

Fee:
$1,080

SkillsFuture:
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credits, CLICK HERE.

Language:
The course will be taught in English. However, participants may choose to use either English or Chinese scripts for their presentations.

Interview:
Shortlisted applicants may be requested to attend an online or in-person interview with Nelson.

Application is now open.
CLICK HERE to apply.
Deadline for application: 27 January 2023, Friday.


About the Instructor

Nelson is an acting coach, award-winning director and actor, writer and theatre lecturer. He is a well-respected artist with 30 years of experience in the field of performing arts. He had invested the last 10 years to the study and exploration of actor training methodologies by creating an ensemble that trains regularly and systematically. He was a lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts and NUS Theatre Studies Programme, headed the theatre department at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and currently sits on the Examination Board of the Intercultural Theatre Institute and the Industry Advisory Panel of Lasalle College of the Arts. Recently, he has been working with Mediacorp in a series of webinars and workshops for writers, directors and actors, and is currently an acting coach to some of the established and up-and-coming actors.

For full bio, please click HERE.