The Science of Acting

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The Science of Acting is a comprehensive acting technique, developed by Sam Kogan throughout the 1990’s

Aspects of his work are a direct continuation of the Stanislavski System (Sam trained at GITIS in Moscow with Maria Knebel, who was one of Stanislavski’s students and colleagues) but his curiosity in neuroscience enabled him to develop his own methodologies for understanding human behaviour, and designing and developing characters for stage and screen.

As well as being a leading light in actor-training, he was also a master in the art of pedagogy, and in helping those he trained to step out of their own patterns of behaviour, so they could fully embody and embrace the characters they produced.


Course Tutor Teresa Grimsditch:

From the early 90’s (1991-1996), Teresa trained intensively with Sam Kogan and became a full-time teacher at his school, until after his death in 2004

In 2006, she qualified from Royal Central with an MA in Acting Coaching and Training, and for the past fifteen years she has been working with professional actors and teaching at many of our leading training establishments, including RADA, Royal Central, Bristol Old Vic, the Actor’s Centre London and the NFTS.