Evolutionary Training. For an Evolving Industry.

Auditioning throughout the year for a September start, the Two Year Rep actor training and performance programme prepares each actor for the industry in the most thorough and innovative of ways. This includes a second year spent predominantly working as a professional rep company in London, concluding with a season at the Camden Fringe.

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Course Overview

The Fourth Monkey Two Year Rep programme is founded on the principles of ensemble and a simple belief in learning through the process of ‘doing’. Responding to the changing landscape of the industry, we created a programme that not only trains the actor for the modern world of professional performance, but also empowers them to develop work of their own.

Training for 40+ hours a week, 11 months of the year, our Two Year Rep delivers the most diverse training imaginable for the actor entering the profession today. Three years training in two, the course incorporates six performance seasons across the two years, a professionally produced showreel and voice reel, industry showcase, all culminating in a season at the prestigious Camden Fringe. The Fourth Monkey Two Year Rep offers a toolkit of experiences and opportunities unparalleled in contemporary training.

Uniquely, we also employ actors upon completion of their training to perform in Fourth Monkey productions, both nationally and internationally as part of our professional touring Monkey Ensemble.

Course highlights:

  • 40+ hours per week contact time
  • BASSC certification in stage combat
  • Minimum of six performance seasons across the two years
  • Residential training programme in Italy, studying Commedia dell’Arte under the tuition of Antonio Fava
  • Professionally produced actors showreel and voice reel
  • Tuition from Internationally renowned practitioners
  • Performance with professional theatre company, Cervantes Theatre
  • Camden Fringe season

 

Training Overview

Acting

Acting Technique – Actor’s Toolkit – Contextual Studies – Improvisation – Mask – Brecht – European & World Theatre Masterclasses – Solo Story – Solo Text – Contemporary Scene Studies – Play Project Scenes – Shakespeare – Meisner Technique – Grotowski – Sight Reading – Classical Text – Acting for Camera – Clown – Experimental Fringe – Play Project

Movement

Physical Theatre – Fundamental Movement – Expressive Movement – Yoga – African Dance – Lecoq – Corporeal Mime – Puppetry – Stage Combat – Dance

Voice

Technical Voice – Creative Voice & Text – Articulation into Accents – Technical Voice & Text – Choral Singing – Voice into Accents

Performance

Production Season of Original Devised Ensemble Work at the end of Year 1 – Experimental Fringe Project at the start of Year 2 – Classical and Contemporary production seasons delivered in repertory – Performance with professional company, Cervantes Theatre – Rep Season at the Camden Fringe at the end of the second year of training

Professional Development

Professional Prep Masterclasses & Seminars – Industry Q&A’s & Masterclasses – Agent & Casting Director Workshops – Agent, Casting Director and Industry Workshops – Professionally produced showreel and voice reel

Fees and Finance

Initial £700 acceptance fee (non-refundable) upon returning paperwork to secure a place.

Year 1 – £10,750

Year 2 – £10,750

Total – £21,500

Fees include all travel as well as the production of an individual final showreel and voice reel for the students professional use.

Fees and Funding

 

Auditions

The audition process at Fourth Monkey focuses on the individual. We aim to create the best possible environment for you to shine, so that we can see your true potential.

Find out more about our auditions process.

Auditions

What our students say:

“Training and working with Fourth Monkey has been an amazing experience. It’s hands on, ensemble based approach differs completely to any drama training I’ve experienced before. It has been challenging, rewarding and inspirational and would thoroughly recommend it.”

Danny Brown, Two Year Rep Alumnus

“This is my third year training with Fourth Monkey – I did the Year of the Monkey and then moved onto the Two Year Rep course. I have learned so much and the ethos of the company is just a brilliant atmosphere to be in. This is a hard working company and something very special.”

Katie Turner, Two Year Rep Alumnus and Fourth Monkey Ensemble Member

“Fourth Monkey’s main focus of ensemble creates a beautifully free and safe environment to take risks, fail and fall in and get back up laughing with your peers. It’s a family I never thought I’d have. If you want to succeed in a battling industry, Fourth Monkey have proven and still prove to deliver.”

Will Townsend, Two Year Rep Alumnus

Not sure this is the right course for you?

Why not take a look at our other programme, the Year of the Monkey, a flexible full-time year long actor training and performance programme that concludes at the Camden Fringe in August.

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