Learn twenty essential tools for acting intuitively and truthfully in this masterclass programme with New Zealand acting icon Lisa Chappell...
"Over the last three decades I’ve assembled a personal toolbox that borrows from many different acting techniques including; Stanislavsky, Meisner, Mike Alfreds, The Method and Practical Aesthetics. Each character/job is unique and often requires a different tool than the previous one, so it’s been beneficial to have on hand a variety of techniques to help me work intuitively and truthfully.
The Actor’s Toolbox comprises of twenty tools that will be taught throughout the year via monologue and scene work in a Master Class environment. We learn by doing so I want to create the opportunity for actors to work in every class and to learn from each other as we discover the techniques via the work. Having worked equally on stage and screen I feel confident that I can help actors navigate their way from one medium to the other seamlessly and effectively and to help achieve this we will work on stage, screen, modern and classical material.
Acting is fun. My classes are always safe and playful as we venture through the human experience together via the art of story-telling. So come join me and bring along your sense of play, sense of humour, respect, commitment, honesty and vulnerability and together we shall create magic."
Lisa Chappell is an enthusiastic, supportive, inspiring and extremely gifted teacher. Her extensive acting experience means she has a huge wealth of performance knowledge. Her willingness to share this knowledge in conjunction with her positivity and infectious personality makes her a wonderful teacher and a true joy to work with. - Georgina Silk
Lisa is a great teacher with a really intuitive sound understanding of character and the breaking down of a scene. She was invaluable in helping me be the best I could be in the audition room. – Matt Minto
Lisa Chappell is a highly skilled and articulate teacher. Her passionate pursuit of detail matched with her infallible eye for the work makes her a challenging and enriching tutor. Lisa gets results. – Ryan Bennett
Lisa demonstrates a genuinely strong commitment to inclusive practice. She is the kind of person who manages to successfully combine professional qualities with a very humane and warm spirit. She is highly regarded by our students and staff as a proficient teacher and a warm and caring person. Her understanding, sensitivity and eloquent communication skills together with an excellent sense of humour makes her a very approachable teacher and person. – Bess Reynolds BA, Higher Dip Tchg, Dip Drama, Head of Drama - Diocesan School for Girls
Please note, there is no class on Monday 1 June (Queen's Birthday).