Trained actor & facilitator with a passion for working with both young people & experienced performers.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MA in Acting at East 15 Acting School, accredited by Essex University.
- How much do you charge?
Home call is £30 ph. £25 if you come to me.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Dalston Square, right beside Dalston Junction, and can travel within London.
- When are you available?
During term time I am available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 4pm-8pm. Saturday 10am-4pm
Holiday time: all days 10am-4pm
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Ages 6 upwards. I also coach adults and professional actors.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I tutor for LAMDA exams.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Working in theatre, television, film and advertising as an actor. Theatres include: Unicorn, Arcola, Canal Cafe, old red lion etc.
Was recently in a scene with Sam Rockwell on his new movie Blue Iguana. Which was surreal..
As a facilitator I have worked as a Personal Mentor with NCS The Challenge;
Mentored young theatre companies with Axis Arts and their devised theatre festival: Axis Arts Presents;
Worked as a facilitator with Creative Mash, a summer group in East London using drama and theatre skills to help young people express themselves;
Assistant facilitator with Arcola Young Youth Theatre assisting Cheryl Walker (Purple Moon Productions) help 7-11 year olds create their own work.
I've recently worked closely with the Arcola Theatre's Creative Disruption Season as an acting coach.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
DBS checked as of June 2016. Registered for Update Service.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I've trained with lots of acting coaches in different methods, but my main training was East 15 Acting School.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity actors union
Damien has a unique talent for identifying and understanding actors' strengths & tailors an approach that suits the individual tackling the areas with potential to improve & grow. Sensitive & fair - yet firm, Damien's attitude toward his work is infectious and makes you feel ready to work.
I have repeatedly worked with Damien on audition pieces, he always has exciting & explorative ways to naturally unearth good, solid work from me. I always leave feeling elated & a better actor after working with him.
Damien is an insightful and patient teacher. When I needed help with a role, he devised exercises and approaches on-the-spot to help me inhabit the character both physically and psychologically. He instilled confidence in me to perform and laid out a set of useful techniques for preparing and getting into role to use by myself during the run of the play. He is very knowledgeable about the craft of acting and I recommend him highly.
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