Contemporary Acting Method - New Techniques, Proper Results

Tired of the same old acting method? Train with the newest applications of acting training with a director who has trained actors from Batman Begins, Skyfall, Black Mirror, Red 2, ENO, RSC, Royal Court, Gatecrasher, Vampire Academy, Legend, and more...

For the first time ever, Craft director Rocky Rodriguez Jr is offering private acting sessions for non-Craft members.. teaching the newest techniques informed by Cognitive neuroscience, Grotowski, CBT, psyco-physical techniques creating a method of acting in-line with industry demands and helps to harness your inner artist.

Craft Theatre is a reparatory ensemble theatre company based in London. We produce and create new work regularly in both live theatre and film formats. Founded in 2014 by Rocky Rodriguez Jr out of a practice-based research initiative Craft Theatre looks to push boundaries and to create exciting and exhilarating work for audiences in the UK and abroad.

Craft has been recognised as a theatre powerhouse in regard to the actors’ authenticity and capacity to bear the deepest parts of themselves; providing the spectator with a rollercoaster of emotion and gripping moments.

Craft is truly on the brink of an entirely new way of creating. We use a very intense rehearsal process in which physical exhaustion and identity deconstruction are integral. Aesthetically, Craft subscribes to the 'poor theatre’. We believe in igniting the spectator’s imagination through gesture, physicality, and emotional authenticity. We don't use lavish sets, crazy light displays, royal costumes or digital representations. Craft's way of doing things ensures a simple and beautifully effective immediacy. We simply need a bare stage, a few lights, and spectators.

From Artistic Director Rocky Rodriguez Jr:

"We use exhaustion, and cognitive neuroscience to inform our practice, as well as findings from Boal, Stanislavski, Barba, Grotowski, and Staniewski.  We have honed a practice that allows the actor to understand and become master of their body, emotional reservoirs, and internal mechanism. Our unique way of working keeps the actor present, authentic, grounded, and always searching for development. Every performance is different. Every moment is dense. Spectators will be put on a journey; they will laugh and cry, re-examine their lives, experience passion, rigor, and witness the spark of creation. We see the theatre as a force that can be used to enlighten or to destroy. We will poke our spectators with themes that allow them a canvas to question their personal ethic systems, and base identities. Theatre can fulfill, we just have to let it"

Beginners Acting

Applying Grotowski


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Cognitive Neuroscience

Rocky can unlock something inside you that is real. As an actor it is easy to become complacent and believe you know how to take on any character, Rocky taught me that I can never stop learning or improving. His sessions are intimate and a real good place to let go of your inhibitions and learn a lot about yourself...On top of working with Rocky then watching Dante’s Inferno, inspired me to work harder when you see the real committed performances from a well trained and passionate cast.

Chris Mason, Legend, Our World War, Vampire Academy
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