M’brother Rafe taught at East 15 Drama School on something called The Project.
It’s a big part of their training, and basically involves a metric shit-tonne of research, followed by an in-depth week-long semi-improvised residential workshop where you will be in character almost all week long. It’s completely immersive, and if you’re interested in how to merge yourself into a character completely is an experience unlike any other.
Everyone I’ve spoken to who’s been through the training has said it’s helped them as an actor, and most have said that it was the high point of their training.
Also that it was physically and emotionally draining, and not something to go into lightly.
He and Kelly Golding have teamed up to make the training available for those outside a drama school for the first time.
The training is for professional actors only – you need to have been to a drama school or have half a dozen paid gigs under your belt even to apply.
Basically, this is a postgrad course for actors. There are no workshops, showcases, or films made as a result of this. It is purely and simply an opportunity to get new tools to help make you a better actor, without the pressure of public performance.
The cost for nine days of training is a heavily-discounted £550.