Steven Stead is a multi-award winning, widely praised theatre director with over thirty years of experience in the professional industry, and a wealth of national and international experience directing plays, musicals and operas. He holds an Honours degree in Drama (cum laude) from the University of Natal, and for eight years was a Senior Stage Director at the English National Opera in London. Currently, he is the Executive Director of KickstArt Theatre, Durban’s top theatre company.
Now that theatre all over the world has come to a stand-still due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Steven has the time to dedicate to teaching, and is offering one-on-one, private coaching sessions and masterclasses, online.
These sessions are aimed at improving acting, or public speaking, by giving young drama students and budding, young professionals the opportunity to work in detail on monologues or even songs, prepare for exams or auditions, or just flex acting muscles, with a highly experienced, dedicated, professional director.
Sessions will involve the preparation and performance of set pieces, and the discussion and teaching of acting techniques specifically for live theatre.
The sessions will not be syllabus oriented, nor is there any sort of qualification awarded. This is a process-based, personally tailored series of masterclasses with a professional director. The work will consist of practical work, acting theory, warm-ups, textual analysis, vocal technique, physicality, and character.
“When theatres re-open in the not so distant future,” says Steven, “we will need fresh, exciting talent. And this is an ideal opportunity to hone your performance skills in a safe, professional way while we wait for that great day to arrive.”
If you are interested in booking sessions with Steven, or finding out more about the procedure and pricing, please email him at:
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