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Acting Class


Acting Class

Pink Gajah Theatre Is now offering our Acting Classes, called 'Being'

'Each class is designed to get the student to resonate with the 'being' of their state and how to be private in a public environment.

Theses classes will tap on an unconventional acting training style that is formulated by actor and arts educator, Sharda Harrison, Artistic Director of Pink Gajah Theatre.

Through 4 exciting and dynamic terms, our acting students will learn how to 'be' in each scene as well as use movement and physicalisation to create range in scene work, improvisation work as well as monologues.

Year Long Syllabus :

Term 1

FEB 3 - March 10th ( 6 weeks )
10am to 12pm


Exercises centred around presence
Stanislavsky exercises that focus on actor in the present moment
Playing the dumb game based on instinct and response

Building on Presence Through the introduction of Text

Selection of Text
Merging text and the character
Physical gestures through acting
Scene work and practice
Present scene work before March break

Term 2

March 24th - June 9 ( 12 weeks )
10am to 12pm

Animal Language
Exploration of various animal forms and evolving them into improvisations as human characters

Primality and Intuition
Monologue work
Character development
Playing with the circumstances we are given with our monologues and unravelling character, object and material.
Showcase of work before the June break

Term 3

July 7th -Sep 22 (12 weeks)
10 am -12pm

Mask Work
Learning and discovering how the body moves and speaks to us.

Solos and duologues : Mask
Conversations with the self and the atmosphere
Conversations with the other
Turning these into Scene work

Sept: Silent Scenes
Learning how to create scenes in silence, only using the body as a tool and the material and non tangible material world, as vocabulary to build upon.
Showcase before the Sept Break

Term 4
13th October - 15 Dec ( 10 weeks )
10 am -12 pm

Element Work
How to incorporate wind, earth, fire and air into characters
Shakespeare Character Scene Work incorporating element work
Exploration and Sharing Of scenes as Presentations

To book a place please email :
contact@pinkgajahtheatre. com
Maximum participants: 10 per class.
Venue : 393 joo Chiat Place (428039)

About the trainer:

Sharda Harrison is the Artistic director of Pink Gajah Theatre. She has coached and trained a variety of individuals for the stage, both performers and non performers. She teaches modules on a part time basis for both LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS AND NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. The ongoing module she teaches at LASALLE is with the diploma in performing arts students, is called, TALKING BODIES, which is a devised movement theatre module encouraging students to learn how to express thoughts and ideas through the body. She has been given the opportunity to coach both her Pink Gajah students and Nafa students on audition preparation as well as devising theatre.
She is currently teaching a MASTER CLASS OF DEVISING for the SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL in Jan 2019. She is also pursuing her Masters in Arts pedagogy and Practice in 2019 with Lasalle College of the arts. Besides coaching and training, Sharda is a theatre actress and theatre maker and has worked with a wide range of local theatre companies as well as having been given the opportunity to meet and collaborate with theatre artists internationally.

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