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Be an Actor for a day

1 reviewCape Town, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Coleen

7 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Have fun, learn stagecraft, perform, get applause

"And now for something completely different!"

Ever wondered what goes on in an actor's life? Have a day of fun with us in trendy Muizenberg. Enjoy fun stagecraft exercises (discover your "raisin face") and basic breathing and voice projection. ("Peas and carrots" is a favourite exercise.)

We hold auditions - don't panic, we make sure you are well prepared - and EVERYONE gets a part. We rehearse a short play for our afternoon performance (with play scripts in hand - no learning of lines - bonus!).

Yummy lunch and then it's performance time!

You'll get to:

Meet the locals,
Enjoy a short village walkabout,
Rehearse & perform on the small foyer stage,
Bask in the applause from your friendly audience,
And have tea with them.

Finish the day with a sense of achievement (I never KNEW I could do that!) and a group of friends you will never forget.

What are our participants saying?

"Huge, thanks and gratitude to you for an awesome day , great fun, and awesome to spend time in your world for a day!
I think your package and experience is totally awesome! You were all amazing. Great team.

Thank YOU ! "

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Have fun, learn stagecraft, perform, get applause

"And now for something completely different!"

Ever wondered what goes on in an actor's life? Have a day of fun with us in trendy Muizenberg. Enjoy fun stagecraft exercises (discover your "raisin face") and basic breathing and voice projection. ("Peas and carrots" is a favourite exercise.)

We hold auditions - don't panic, we make sure you are well prepared - and EVERYONE gets a part. We rehearse a short play for our afternoon performance (with play scripts in hand - no learning of lines - bonus!).

Yummy lunch and then it's p…

What's included

  • Food
    midday or mid afternoon at theatre - pre-performance so it will be light....
  • Drinks
    We start the session with coffee & treat and have water breaks and afternoo...
From ₹1,766
/ person
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Meet your host, Coleen

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I have been involved in theatre for over 30 years as a writer, director & actor. I am passionate about sharing what I know in a fun & creative way. I produce professionally but love community work. I also love my 'hood - Muizenberg. I have lived here for more than 30 years and have produced the Voicemap for the village.

You will meet my bestie, Celia and some locals - you are in good hands!
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Where you'll be

Meet at the Masque for our kickstart coffee & awesome theatre intro and tour. We stroll into the village, learning about Muizenberg on our way to the studio.

The Alive Dance studio is a brilliant space for our exercises, rehearsals and auditions. Palmer Road in the village is quirky and delightful.

Lunch is at the theatre where we finish off an awesome day with our final rehearsals, performance & applause - our reward

Sunday times differ.

1 review

Lee
November 2017
Everyone imagines and dreams about the life of being a famous movie star, but for some of us, we dream of being a professional live performance actor in the theatre. Unfortunately not everyone can make it in this industry, and we find ourselves stuck in jobs just to make a living and we end up putting our passion and dream to the side, often wondering what it would be like to be a theatre actor for a day. Well, this amazing experience let's you do just that! Coleen and Celia take you through the world of a stage performer at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg and let you see just what life is like being an Actor for just one day. Starting with a tour of the theatre and seeing where a the magic starts backstage in the costume room, dressing room and give a brief history of this iconic theatre. They then take you through the full process of putting on a show, starting from warm up techniques for not only the body but the voice too. We then proceed to auditions for a play, to the rehearsals and finally putting on the play for a live audience. A process that is usually drawn out over a few months is condensed into a couple hours so us theatre goers can experience this awesome industry without taking time away from our jobs. I highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants to not only see the process of the job a theatre performer does but to also meet some amazing likeminded people and make friends, whilst having boatloads of fun, and you end up performing in front of adoring fans. The more people who can get involved the more fun it will be, so I highly recommend it to as many people as possible. Do not miss out on this, you learn loads and you also get to enjoy some great food too :)
Everyone imagines and dreams about the life of being a famous movie star, but for some of us, we dream of being a professional live performance actor in the theatre. Unfortunately…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Wear comfortable clothes. Leave your inhibitions behind - come and play! This is an experience you will never forget.

What to bring

comfortable shoes & clothing