WORKSHOPS

In over twenty years in the industry Lawrence has always taught. From children's drama through to professional coaching, Lawrence has run multiple drama studios, written curriculum for othe academies & taught throughout Australasia, UK & Europe. Extensively trained in modern method & Meisner, he focuses heavily on physical acting & performance.

Below are just some of the workshops & services on offer.

Meisner Stage 1
Meisner Stage 1

Emotional Connection

WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?
WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?

How to fill the audience’s imagination with a sense of where your character is in your physical environment. Build a world on minimal props, and how to develop a detailed visceral imagination of your character’s world. This work is fundamental to creating a natural environment when there is no set provided.

MASK AND PHYSICAL CHARACTER WORK
MASK AND PHYSICAL CHARACTER WORK

Open up your physical acting, identify and challenge your own physical habits and connect deeply with characters in ways we often never have imagined. Classes explore Body Alignment, Status, Physical Character Work, Neutral Mask, Comedia dell’Arte and Scene Work. This course is designed to explore character and challenge the physical limits of the actor. Participants are offered opportunities to identify types that may be physically difficult or confronting and find ways to explore them.

Shakespeare In Action
Shakespeare In Action

Shakespeare’s characters were not designed to be forgettable! A high-energy, physically engaging workshop to drive brave performance, depth and boldness of physicality and vocal character. Create impulsive behaviour that surprises yourself and your audience.

BRING THE FUNNY!
BRING THE FUNNY!

Making people laugh isn’t just the icing on the cake, it’s often a requirement. It’s a business transaction in which the audience is expecting you to cough up the goods. EVERY NIGHT. The writer has often written jokes deep into the action of the script. You job is to know what the true nature of the joke is, and bring the funny. Now. In this workshop we explore physical comedy, slapstick and clown-based humour, as well as the beginnings of comic improv and sketches.

STAGE AND FILM FIGHTING
STAGE AND FILM FIGHTING

Fight choreography courses focusing on domestic and contemporary violence, physical improv, knifes, swords play or found objects. Courses can be on any specific area and can be certified by the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) or the Society of Australian Fight Directors (SAFDi) Current courses are booking at The Cockpit Theatre - London Plays The Thing - Milton Keynes