The Science Of Acting

Short course


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.

This short course will give you an insight into some of the key aspects of The Science of Acting technique, including the topics of Active Imagination, Mind Print and Slow Programming, and demonstrate how science and acting can join forces for the creation of highly original, distinctive characters that will grace both stage and screen.

Open to actors of all abilities, during the 3-day workshop, participants will be required to perform a short, learnt monologue (no more than 1 minute) to share with the group, as part of the creative process.


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.

Corporate Rate: £725

Freelance Rate: £375