SAM RUMBELOW - METHOD
Exclusively teaching each session, he has 40 years of experience in the industry, teaching and coaching for the last 20 years. Established as the prominent Method practitioner in the UK, Sam’s experience in Method, his training, and body of teaching enables him to develop the actor’s “instrument”, evolving their acting technique – and unlocking their true creative potential. He has been reviewed and written about in the national TV, Radio, and Press as well as in the international press in regard to his teaching and collaboration with Gillian Wearing on Self Made, which also reflected Sam’s work as a director and creative practitioner outside of his teaching.
Outside his private teaching Sam also has been a lecture at The Actors Centre for 17 year, taught regular classes in both Denmark and Sweden. He has taught workshops as well in Poland, Italy. In the UK he also given workshops on The Creative Process at The Whitechapel Art Gallery as well as The Hayward Gallery and The London Collage of Culture. Each year Sam is Guest Lecturer at Feature Expanded held in Manchester through June. He also works privately with several established actors from stage, Screen and TV.
ANNAMETTE VERSPEAK - VOICE
She is Head of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She holds a BA in Linguistics and Communication, an MA in Voice Studies and two singing qualifications from Scandinavia. She has taught voice and singing at several other drama schools including Birmingham School of Acting, Drama Centre, and Central School of Speech and Drama.
Privately she also leads Teambuilding through Song and Performance workshops in the corporate world with personnel development companies Oxygen and Privately. Clients include Microsoft, Privately, Fujitsu and T-Mobile.
Trained in Lecoq based physical theatre and devising, and deepened her knowledge of movement for actors with an MA at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her work is influenced by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, Trish Arnold, Laban, Grotowski and somatic practices such as Feldenkrais and yoga.
LIR- Irelands National Academy of Dramatic Art. ALRA- Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. Movement teacher for “Before Language” movement and music in schools across Sri Lanka. Brillig Ensemble collaborative practice to the orchestra September Drama Centre- University of the Arts London.
Is an Artist support associate at the RSC as well as being a voice tutor at The Guildhall & The Drama Centre. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently worked as an actor in TV, film, radio and theatre. She returned to the Guildhall in 2006, completed an MA in Teaching Actors and specialized in voice training, under the tutelage of Patsy Rodenburg. Her thesis was on Audibility in Younger Actors.
Recent theatre credits include: Hitchcock Blond (Hull Truck), Carousel (Opera North/Barbican), The Changeling, A Dolls House, After Miss Julie, Beloved, I Am Yussef and This Is My Brother (Young Vic), Pitchfork Disney (Arcola), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and Macbeth (Cheek by Jowl), Noises Off (Old Vic), Othello (Sheffield Crucible), GHOST the musical (Piccadilly Theatre), The School for Scandal (Barbican), Work (The White Bear, Kennington), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket), 11 and 12 (Peter Brook at the Barbican), The Fastest Clock in the Universe (Hampstead Theatre), As You Like It (Watford Palace Theatre).