There is a principle in martial arts regarding the ability to be both forceful and yielding in equal measure. Its known as Silk and Steel.
International theatre legend Mike Alfreds will be teaching at the Independent Centre for Actor Training (www.icat.actor) from the 11th-14th August on his ‘Finding Freedom’ course.
Mike has directed some of countries greatest actors, created Shared Experience theatre company and was an associate of the Royal National Theatre. Iain McKellen hailed him as one of Britain’s best directors.
He will be leading 12 actors through his famous principles using Chekhov’s The Seagull. We would like to offer one director the unique chance to sit in on the course and observe Mike for free. They will of course be able to ask Mike questions about his and their own career. A remarkable development opportunity.
To win the place (and you must be able to provide CV based proof that you are a trainee or professional director) please email email@example.com with your CV and complete the following phrase from Mikes brilliant book ‘Different Every Night':
‘The actors art is the art of…….’
The first director to send the complete phrase correctly will sit alongside Mike in two weeks time.
Good luck all!
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