Pursue your passion for acting!
Here is the place to look for information on our partners and outreach-centres across Europe and in America: exciting opportunities coming up, plus images and reviews of current workshops and events.
For visitors to our London centre, we include some information about our location in the heart of Soho.
To enquire further:
SOME OF OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
CENTRO DEL ACTOR, based in Madrid: workshops
FOCAL, based in Zurich
OUR INTERNATIONAL CENTRES:
GFCA PARIS: full-time study, part-time courses and workshops.
GFCA BERLIN Co-ordinator, Silke Geertz
GFCA LUXEMBOURG Co-ordinator, Tara Donnell
NEW YORK GFCA with Janice Orlandi
GFCA ZURICH with Barbara Fischer
GFCA ROME Co-ordinator, Elisabetta Bottoni
NEWS! GFCA AUGUST 4-Week ACTING INTENSIVE TRAINING IN LONDON! 4 weeks of intensive training with Giles Foreman and expert colleagues, including Character Analysis Stages 1 & 2; and options to explore London’s attractions! 3-28 April
NEWS! JUNE ON-CAMERA WORKSHOP with LA’s Gregory Berg 12-14 June
Email us for full details.
NEWS! AUGUST INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED CHARACTER ANALYSIS IN LONDON! 22-26 August intensive training with Giles Foreman and expert colleagues, for those who have completed Character Analysis Stages 1 to 4, and who are ready to investigate and explore the work in greater depth!
GFCA in NEW YORK
Giles Foreman teaches acting and Character Analysis workshops in NYC on a regular basis.
GFCA in NEW YORK
Taught by Giles Foreman, these workshops are designed to introduce NY actors to the work of the Drama Centre, London – as taught when he trained there, and as he now teaches at GFCA London, Paris and other European cities.
It is essentially a fusion of Stanislavski, the American evolution of the method, with European classicism and the extraordinary work of Yat Malmgren – a fascinating analysis of human expression accompanied by a series of practical acting exercises that lead the actor to psychologically and physically accurate transformation, using Shakespeare’s characters (amongst others) as a basis.
More about the Acting workshops:
Arguably the most important question that an actor needs to confront himself or herself with when tackling a new character, is WHAT DO I WANT? and perhaps even more importantly, WHY DO I WANT IT?
There are both conscious and unconscious reasons that drive a character’s motivations – and the conclusions that an actor comes to, shape the entire interpretation of that character’s psychological life, and in fact the entire story that you are telling.
If an actor can truly personalise what a character wants on both an inner and outer level, he is supplied with an energy that can hold an audience gripped for the entirety of the film or theatre play. In fact, we soon come to understand that a character’s motivation comes out of who he is on a deep psychological level.
This is a fascinating area of an actor’s work, and the workshops are designed to give you a pathway to discover and connect with a character’s deep motivation. We look at various methodologies to get to a character’s motivation and then to connect to it personally and make it your own – primarily throughout the work of Yat Malmgren and Lee Strasberg.
We ask each actor to prepare two monologues, one classical and one modern.
Cost: $550. To reserve a place in the next workshop, please email us for details.
RECENT: 3-day New York Acting – Shakespeare Intensive! workshop
Learn to play classical text with its heightened poetic language and elevated dramatic stakes. Create extraordinary immortal Shakespearean characters with the forensic psychological insights offered by the work of Yat Malmgren. Uncover the esoteric meanings embedded in these extraordinary texts, and dispel the myth that there is no subtext in the work.
We will be particularly looking at Hamlet, A Winters Tale, As You Like It, Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Participants are asked to prepare a monologue from one of these plays.
Our Centre in Paris! – GFCA PARIS offers the same high standard of training with many of the same team of coaches, with a 16-month Advanced Intensive Acting Diploma, a Foundation Diploma in Acting, and a wide range of part-time classes, Industry events and workshops for actors at all levels.
An exciting series of monthly weekend acting workshops in Luxembourg plus other opportunities, co-ordinated by Actress Tara Donnell: session leaders include Giles Foreman, Dylan Brown, Dannie-Lu Carr, and Lena Lessing.
Our newest hub is GFCA ZURICH – An exciting series of acting classes, workshops and other opportunities, led by Acting coach and Character Analysis expert Barbara Fischer: session leaders include Giles Foreman.
GFCA in London
A few of Soho’s varied attractions for visitors to our London Centre. We are close to many of London’s top theatres, clubs, restaurants, music venues, art galleries and shops.