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#1 TheoThee



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Posted 08 December 2009 - 04:30 PM

Please excuse what is probably going to turn into a rather long post. I am 26 and have always wanted to be involved in theatre. I have written and directed amateur plays and I have done a small bit of acting. I have spent the last few years as a carer and had to get a 'regular' job to pay for that; I am a teacher. However, changes in circumstances have meant that I am now free to do what I love. I am desperate to go to drama school, probably to do an acting course but I don't know whether I may be better suited to directing or playwriting. Given that I have quite vague ideas on this I wondered if a foundation course would be best? However, I am 26 and I have a BA, MA and teaching qualification in (non-drama) Arts subjects. Basically what I am asking is what level of qualification should I be applying for? My experience is somewhat limited and I am unsure of what route to take. All I know is that I have a passion for theatre and I am desperate to finally pursue it. Any words of advice would be gratefully received.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:32 PM

My honest opinion is that you need to establish what you want to do.

Theatrical training of any description is expensive and a big commitment. Based on what you've said, I'm not convinced that any course that attempts to 'cover all the bases' is actually going to move you any further forward.

If I were in your position, I think I'd be applying for postgrad acting courses at one of the CDS schools.
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