Originate Actor Training
ORIGINATE Actor Training ~ seven months ~ free specialist actor training with top-tier drama schools, Guildhall School and RADA.
In partnership with Young and Talented, participants will train to perform for stage and screen in a series of online masterclass workshops with Suzann McLean (Artistic Director of Theatre Peckham and Founder of Young & Talented), as well as guest tutors from Guildhall School, RADA and industry professionals.
The course culminates in the creation of a short film with a professional writer, director, filmmaker and editor. There will be a screening of the film for invited guests including industry professionals.
Originate allows young actors to build on their acting technique and confidence as a performer, create industry connections, establish a network of collaborators and it introduces them to the rigour and joy of actor training.
Previous Originate Actors said:
“It was refreshing to be in an environment where the people represent such a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. The best.” – Adrian
“The industry no longer feels like an intangible, intimidating thing but something that, with hard work, drive and talent, could be very achievable.” – Yasmin
Due to competition for places, funding restrictions and reporting requirements, we ask that applicants:
- Are aged 17-23 at the start of the course. Any participant who is 17 must be in year 13/second year of college.
- Have no previous experience of Higher Education
- Live in a London borough
Applicants should also meet ONE of the following:
- Be in receipt of Free School Meals, in receipt of a 16-19 Bursary or living in a household which receives means tested benefits
- Have a home postcode which is Quintile 1 or 2 on the POLAR4 dataset or Deciles 1-4 on the IMD dataset (check POLAR4 postcode here, check IMD postcode here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check)
- Identify as Black, Asian or Ethnically diverse
- Have recent experience of the UK Care System, be a Care Leaver or be estranged from their parents
- Be a young carer, or have significant caring responsibilities
- Have a declared disability