Action, Emotion & Play
Over this two-day workshop, Amy Cooke Hodgson and Graham Dickson from Austentatious will be exploring a range of different ways to create hilarious scenes that are grounded in truth. Our aim is to show that the best way to achieve consistently exciting and funny scenework is through making bold, dynamic choices; exploring a full and committed emotional range; and taking inspiration from the truth we find in ourselves.
About the Teachers
Amy Cooke-Hodgson is a versatile actress, who has performed in venues across the UK in a variety of roles, both comedic and straight. Recent stage credits include the Queen in the UK première of lost Cole Porter musical Jubilee, a nine-month run as the bar maid in Opera Up Close’s Olivier Award-winning La Bohème, Betty in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Kim in Personals, Ida in Honk! and Catherine in Proof.
Graham Dickson is co-founder and Artistic Director of leading London improv theatre and school The Free Association. He performs and teaches there almost constantly. He is also one half of improv duo Life is Fantastic with fellow Austentatious cast member Joseph Morpurgo, and performs the improvised spoof film review podcast Coming Soon! on Soap.
An actor, writer and director, his recent screen credits include Borderline on Channel 5, Drifters on E4, OAPs Guide to Britain, Derren Brown: Pushed to the Edge, Cyber Hijack and Anti-Social Network, all for Channel 4. On stage, he has appeared in numerous plays, including Below the Belt, The Messiah, Scooter Thomas and The Lights.