Actors Training: Wednesday 7-9pm
This class is a tailored to the interest and needs of the group and will have a variety of content. It can be a refresher for actors who already have some knowledge and want to hone their stagecraft and acting skills - taking them to the next level, or a step into acting for beginners. No experience necessary, but we recommend the beginner's course first if timetable allows.
Acting for Beginners: Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm (this class runs annually, and will be running for 6 weeks from Tue 8th Sept to Tue 14th Oct 2020).
This is a six-week course focusing on a different skill each week to build skill and confidence side by side. This covers everything from improvisation, physical acting and mime to script work. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn the craft, or a thespian in need of a crash course – all experience levels are welcome at the beginners!
Kirsty has been acting from before she was even ten, performing both on stage and screen. She studied Acting and then Musical Theatre at Edinburgh’s Telford college gaining a Higher National Certificate in each. Kirsty then went on to study Drama and Performance and started teaching drama alongside her studies. She has since taught for Edinburgh Acting School, Scottish Youth Theatre, Stagecoach Performing Arts, Brunton Youth Theatre, East Lothian Youth Theatre and many more teaching both adults and children in the UK and abroad. Kirsty also directs and writes alongside teaching and continues to keep her passion for the art very much alive. From 2018-2020 Kirsty studied alongside working at the Playhouse, and now has her Masters in Shakespeare and Education.
She believes in using drama as a way of gaining confidence, communication skills and, of course, nourishing natural talent. She continues to act alongside teaching so that she is constantly learning more about the art to pass on to students and has performed with several theatre companies in Edinburgh and beyond. Having taken over the Edinburgh Acting School in 2011 she had the opportunity to create classes tailored to the individual’s needs, and still runs this school from Cayman. In 2015 she took the winter off teaching to play Cinderella in the Brunton Theatre’s famous pantomime for six weeks, now she is the education officer for the Cayman Drama Society and is excited about all she can bring to the island and what we can achieve here.