ART OF ACTING

BY SIMONÉ NORTMANN

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A foundational actor training program holistically designed for students/scholars pursuing the art of memorable performances on and off screen. Presented by award-winning South African actress Simoné Nortmann.

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AOA GRADUATE

TESTIMONIALS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

CURIOSITY WORKSHOP / TBA

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP / TBA

ADVANCED WORKSHOP / TBA

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WORKSHOP

Are you unsure about a degree in theatre, or about life after matric?

  • one day workshop
  • only grade eleven & matric
  • Q&A with industry experts
  • basic character development, Meisner & improv exercises
  • limited to 30 students
  • group bookings available
  • available in JHB, PTA, CPT, Potch & Bloem
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BEGINNERS
WORKSHOP

Never taken an acting class before? Need to brush up on core skill sets?

  • three day workshop
  • post-matric & up*
  • improvisation, ensemble work, introduction to Meisner, scene study & audition preparation
  • SA industry advice
  • limited to 12 students
  • available in JHB, PTA, CPT, Potch & Bloem

*open to grade eleven & matric learners who have completed the curiosity workshop

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WORKSHOP

Want to build on the foundation of the Beginners Workshop?

  • three day workshop
  • open to established artists & beginners
    workshop graduates
  • incorporating character and improvisational work from Uta Hagen and Stanford Meisner, as well as scene study and
    auditioning techniques
  • available in JHB & PTA
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ONE-ON-ONE

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

  • up to 10 hours/day*
  • limited to 12 students**
  • one-on-one sessions, industry audition preparation, varsity admission preparation, role requirements, performance refinement, dress rehearsals & more
  • available in JHB & PTA

*charged at an hourly rate ** for groups larger than 12, please refer to the bookings tab

ONCE A YEAR

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THE SHOWCASE

A by-invite-only two day workshop to prepare and give you the opportunity to audition for leading talent agencies in SA. 

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"I would love to see you step out of your comfort zone
and face your fears and insecurities head on."

SECOND CIRCLE
TALENT MANAGEMENT

Second Circle Talent Management is a South African based artist and management agency focused on the placement of upcoming artists in local films, productions & soap operas.