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Performance, Truth and Power

Performance, Truth and Power

Hollywood actor DeObia Oparei has starred in the iconic hits of our times, such as HBO's Game Of Thrones, Netflix's Sex Education and Marvel's LOKI, and cinematic blockbusters such as ALIEN III, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Jumanji: The Next Level and Guy Ritchie's thriller, Wrath Of Man.

It's this ambitious drive and passion that DeObia brings to his soul stirring Performance, Truth and Power Workshops. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In Performance, Truth and Power, you will learn how to

  • Access emotional authenticity
  • Get out of your own way
  • Do less and be more
  • Lock down your on-camera technique 
  • How to audition for the camera and not the room
  • How to come alive for the lens, by coming alive to the world behind your eyes.

When

Sat - Sun, 8 & 9 January, 10am - 5:30pm

Where

Rehearsal studio at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Level

Open to those wishing to break down barriers, challenge their comfort zone and step into their power.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The curious, courageous and ambitious. Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear. It's the willingness to feel the fear and do it anyway. In performance, truth and power, DeObia has mapped out a space where you are allowed to explore, fail and fly.

Performance, truth and power is a call to action for each and every one of us. To own our power. Commit to being in action with our artistic goal, and to set our career intentions with conviction, passion and purpose. The workshop (not the toilets) will be a gender neutral zone.

All gender and non-binary expressions are welcome. Participants preferred pronouns will be heard and respected. Actors are also encouraged to explore the material in non-traditional as well as traditional ways.

ABOUT DEOBIA OPAREI

From fractured beginnings that included childhood poverty and homelessness, DeObia's unconventional path to Hollywood success is a stark lesson in making a way out of no way. 

Having decided against going to drama school his sheer force of will, talent and character led him into the hallowed halls of The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre - where he honed his technique and refined his craft. Leading him to work alongside the industry's most successful movie stars, Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge), Johnny Depp (Pirates Of The Caribbean), The Rock (DOOM), Ryan Gosling (The Gray Man). 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS WORKSHOP

This is a safe space where you will be guided to un-mask vulnerabilities and connect to a truth that can only be you. 

Auditions and self-taping

You will learn the best camera angles to tell and sell your character's dramatic, comedic or tragic cinematic story. You will learn how to break down the beats of a scene to create a compelling character and a thrilling self-tape. You will also be shown how to make inventive creative choices to make you and your work stand out.   

An actor prepares

Scripted scenes and monologues will be given out beforehand. You will be expected to know your lines from day one, and will be asked to make choices on the character and material you've chosen. Those choices may be flipped around or tossed out in the workshop. Come flexible and prepared to be challenged.

“I believe the imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world. I believe the imagination is another phrase for what is most uniquely us.”

John Guare, playwright, ‘Six Degrees Of Separation.’

CLASSES STARTING SOON

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
8 Jan - 9 Jan Sat 10:00-17:30 2 days DeObia Oparei Toynbee Studios £350.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
8 Jan - 9 Jan Sat 10:00-17:30 2 days DeObia Oparei Toynbee Studios, E1 £350.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course
discount textTwo full consecutive days, Saturday & Sunday, 8 & 9 January

PAYMENT OPTIONS

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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