Contemporary Acting Method - New Techniques, Proper Results

Tired of the same old acting method? Train with the newest applications of acting training with a director who has trained actors from Batman Begins, Skyfall, Black Mirror, Red 2, ENO, RSC, Royal Court, Gatecrasher, Vampire Academy, Legend, and more...

For the first time ever, Craft director Rocky Rodriguez Jr is offering private acting sessions for non-Craft members.. teaching the newest techniques informed by Cognitive neuroscience, Grotowski, CBT, psyco-physical techniques creating a method of acting in-line with industry demands and helps to harness your inner artist.

Rocky can unlock something inside you that is real. As an actor it is easy to become complacent and believe you know how to take on any character, Rocky taught me that I can never stop learning or improving. His sessions are intimate and a real good place to let go of your inhibitions and learn a lot about yourself...On top of working with Rocky then watching Dante’s Inferno, inspired me to work harder when you see the real committed performances from a well trained and passionate cast.

Chris Mason, Legend, Our World War, Vampire Academy

Working with Rocky has enabled me to massively deepen my connection with my imagination, my emotions and with allowing natural, believable thought processes to occur within a scene. His techniques have enabled me to let go of control and be present and ‘live’ within the moment and the circumstances in a way that feels authentic and effortless. As a director he is honest and to the point. He has enabled me to face my fears and to unblock, and working with him regularly has not only changed my acting, but my perspective as a whole. I am more connected to myself. More aware of my processes, stronger and less fearful. I have learned to trust my instructs and flow with my impulses in a way that was not always possible before. It is a shame that after drama school so many actors are unable to practice and hone their craft. Working with Rocky has reignited my passion and pushed me to be rigorous. He has helped me to develop, and practicing his techniques has helped me to get out of my head and find new levels of authenticity, connection and enjoyment in my performances.

Helen Foster, The Diver, London Improvathon, Arabian Nights, Walking Through Windows

Rocky Rodriguez is not just one of the most talented and inspiring directors I've worked with, he has become one of my closest friends. That's the way he likes to work; a close environment so that he can grow to really know the actor and individually cater to his/her needs as an artist. Hard working and devoted to his medium. A real visionary.

Ryan Prescott, Doctors, Emmerdale, Vampire Academy, Casualty, Coronation Street

Rocky Rodriguez, is grounded in a wide range of traditional and modern acting techniques, which he has merged and adapted into his own unique method, to ground the actor in the authenticity and truth of the present moment. He is energetic and inspiring to work with, and his methodology is transformative to the actors lucky enough to work with him. Making the actor understand his or her own narration, which does not only deepen the authenticity of character, but also the authenticity of the actor themselves, is a trade mark of Rocky Rodriguez. Working with Rocky for the past year has transformed my approach to acting and auditioning. And has given me a much deeper grounding in my craft.

Thomas Thoroe, Black Mirror, Red 2, The Ripper, Crowded Skies, The Borgias

Rocky has developed a series of 1 on 1 actor training sessions that teach the student how to individually sustain their own actor development. He calls the course - 'Learning how to Fish..', because of the old phrase: 'Why give someone a fish so they can eat today, when you can teach them how to fish and they can eat forever'..

The workshops will develop your authenticity, presence, emotional range, ease and grounding in your techniques. Rocky makes the art of acting very simple, and teaches the student how 'to think' in the moment of performance.

As well as, freeing the body, and psychophysical understandings, he will teach you everything you need to know to practice and continue to develop the techniques on your own.

Rocky will work with you from 'where you are' in relation to understanding acting techniques and cater the training to develop you personally. That is a rare application, because the sessions are 1 to 1, your needs will be looked after properly.

The training can be useful for performers of all disciplines and levels of professionalism. If you're a beginner and know nothing about acting- with Rocky, your techniques will be grounded properly and you'll develop a rigorous understanding of the artistry. If you're a professional, then Rocky will simplify acting for you, to allow more inner freedom/fearlessness to use your impulses making you more captivating on stage or on film- you'll develop that 'X factor' so important in our competitive industry these days.

The ' Learning how to fish' course is 5 weekly sessions, and is £200 plus £50 for booking space (Which is half of space cost, Craft will cover the other half). Email for availability.

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Workshop will begin with students learning fundamental Grotowski actor training from 1959-62. To aid the actors mastery of physical, vocal, and gestural instrument while providing canvas for actor to work past their fear, emotion and exhaustion barriers. The actor will also learn to increase their subconscious and imaginative ‘flow’.

The latter half of the workshop will teach the actor how to incorporate these skills for their needs as a professional in the theatre/film industry.  The actor will have increased presence, and less fear which will allow the actor to reach new levels of rigour, and refinement to crush their competition at auditions and enhance their ability to connect and flow through scenes. Email for availability and prices.

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Actors will learn theory and practice that is the newest and most contemporary acting training being developed today. Combining cognitive neuroscience theories and psyco-physical pedagogy the actor will learn how to access their emotional reservoir simply, effectively, and regularly.

The workshop guides the actor towards a powerful authenticity and realism rarely seen in the industry.  The workshop refocuses and simplifies the actors understanding of their internal mechanism, ‘how’ the actor thinks in the moment, so the actor can develop with their instrument with greater success, faster. Email for availability and prices.

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