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The Art of Complexity
Actors, are you looking to deepen your craft and gain valuable insights from an experienced filmmaker? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce a unique opportunity to participate in a transformative acting masterclass led by the renowned Conor Morrissey, a talented documentary filmmaker who has successfully transitioned into the world of dramas.
🎭 Join our 2-Day Acting Masterclass with Documentary Filmmaker,
Conor Morrissey! 🎥
Dates to choose from:
- Saturday & Sunday | December 16th-17th 2023 | DUBLIN
- Monday & Tuesday | December 18th-19th 2023 | DUBLIN
YES, I NEED THIS
Here's what to expect:
Conor's wealth of experience in immersive documentary filmmaking has shaped his approach to directing and working with actors. Through this masterclass, he will share his invaluable knowledge and insights on how his background in documentaries has influenced his directorial style and transformed him as a filmmaker. You'll get to explore the fascinating interplay between the documentary and drama worlds and discover how they enrich each other.
In this exclusive 2-day workshop, Conor will guide you through a deep dive into character development and explore the complexities of human experience. The focus will be on scenes from the captivating TV series "Succession" by Jesse Armstrong, renowned for its brilliantly etched, multi-dimensional characters and rich backstories. Through smaller, intimate scenes on the first day, you'll delve into the depths of your character, unearthing their motivations, baggage, and intricacies. Conor will provide expert guidance on adapting your performance for the camera, ensuring your portrayal captivates audiences on screen.
On the second day, brace yourself for the grand finale—a powerful ensemble scene. Conor will challenge you to bring your characters to life authentically and guide you through the intricacies of the scene. Each pair of actors will receive individual attention and coaching, refining their performances and pushing their boundaries. You'll witness firsthand the magic that emerges when actors embrace complexity and allow spontaneity to shape their characters.
As an added bonus, Conor will share valuable insights into the audition process in today's digital age of self-tapes. Learn practical tips and techniques that can give you the competitive edge and make your auditions stand out from the crowd.
Here's how this works...
- Casting in scenes
You will be each cast in a scene, first a two-hander. We will ask you to submit a self-tape monologue so that Conor can get a sense of you before he meets you. On the first day, we will explore characters within these two-handers and then on the second day we will take these very same characters into a family scene with a group of actors.
Coaching on scenes
You will receive coaching on the scene from Conor
Directing you in scene
Conor will direct the scene in many different ways so you get a chance to explore the agility and flexibility of imagination that is needed on a film set in the moment.
Workshop 1: Saturday & Sunday | December 16th & 17th 2023 | 10am to 5pm
Workshop 2: Monday & Tuesday | December 18th & 19th 2023 | 10am to 5pm
Limited slots available! Secure your place in this extraordinary masterclass and embark on a journey of artistic growth and self-discovery.
Whether you're a budding actor or an experienced thespian, Conor's guidance will inspire you to push your limits, embrace complexity, and create performances that resonate deeply with audiences.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Conor Morrissey, an accomplished filmmaker and director who understands the essence of bringing characters to life. Enroll now and unlock your full potential as an actor!
'It was great to work on an ensemble piece instead of the usual two hander scene to work on as we were all working together. Even though we were working on a scene from a play it felt more like screen work in the way the workshop was put together. To have the whole cast act out the scene around an actual dinner table was so immersive and engaging. I could easily have spent two more days working on it with Conor and he was a genuine joy to work with, and because he’s a working director on contemporary television his insights for that environment were essential learning. I loved every minute of it and would highly recommend the experience for anyone else to try. I’ll keep my eye open for the next one!”
Mark O' Loughran
‘I had the privilege of attending Conor's workshop, and it was phenomenal. Just go work with Conor. The workshop seamlessly blended the realms of documentary and drama, opening my eyes to new possibilities as an actor. I loved the curiosity he brings to his work. His expertise and passion for the craft was infectious. The workshop challenged me to explore the intersection of reality and performance, and it left me feeling inspired, confident, and ready to take on any acting project. If you're looking to push your boundaries as an actor and delve into the world of true to life characters and storytelling, I highly recommend this workshop. It's a transformative experience that will leave you equipped with invaluable skills and a renewed passion for your craft'
Actress, Comedian and VO Artist
And just who will be teaching you The Art of Complexity?
Me! I'm Conor Morrissey
Conor is an experienced and versatile director with a wide range of credits in the UK and Ireland. Following a two season stint on Ireland's breakout hit 'Red Rock', the first Irish show to acquired by Amazon Prime, Conor has gone on to direct multiple episodes of 'EastEnders' for the BBC.Read more about Conor