Kieran offers a number of specialist workshops for schools, drama groups and theatre companies.
Actioning is one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. It brings clarity and purpose to every thought, energising rehearsals and bringing performances to life. Many actors learning psychophysical actioning for the first time perceive it to be inorganic and restricting. However, once actors get to grips with this technique they realise that it’s exactly the opposite – an essential tool that empowers the actor to find the truth of a scene and enables a free and reactive performance.
Actioning is also an indespensible tool for giving actors the emotional stamina to perform intense scenes on stage 8 times a week or repeating numerous takes on set.
OBJECTIVES, TACTICS and STAKES
A character’s purpose and motivation on stage are derived from their pursuit of a super-objective, which is achieved through a chain of smaller objectives. Regardless of whether the character succeeds or fails in their attempts, it is the struggle of their efforts that the audience pays to see.
This workshop introduces actors to scene-objectives and super-objectives and how tactics and stakes work in conjunction with each other in order to achieve them. Through improvisation and scriptwork, actors will explore objectives and begin to shift their focus from themselves to their fellow actors, learning the tools needed to create an exciting and reactive performance.
Rudolf Laban was a movement theorist that developed ‘Laban Movement’ for dancers. In the last 30 years it has been adapted for actors and is an incredibly versatile tool for creating characters.
This workshop introduces ‘Laban Efforts’ as a set of tools that actors can use to give a character a set of unique characteristics, both physically and vocally. It also explores the actors natural efforts, so that they can identify their own idiosyncrasies. This allows you to find neutral and from there step into the shoes of a brand new character. An essential technique for the transformative actor.
Trust and Ensemble
Openness, Exploration & Play
Awareness of the Body
Creating a Character
Units & Objectives (script work)
Approaching a Script
“Kieran has to be one of the best acting coaches I have had in a long time! In the five 2 hour workshops I had with him he changed the way I looked at performing and gave me a new perspective. Kieran works tirelessly throughout the sessions in order to get you to truly understand what he is teaching. You could really see an improvement in each individual in the class from the first session till the last. I would highly recommend Kieran and I hope I get to work with him again in the future.”
“Wow, what a session with Kieran Vyas! I loved every second and I am still on such a high. Learnt so much in a relaxed and encouraging environment. Can’t wait for future workshops. Such a learning curve in 2 hours!!! Thank you!”