Actor Richard Mylan, best known for BBC’s Waterloo Road, has been giving workshops on Acting for Camera in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire schools this month as part of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s West Wales Young Actors Studio.
Auditions for the West Wales Young Actors Studio Acting Course for September 2015 will be held in Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest on 3 July at 4.30. Students can also choose to attend the open-entry Theatre Workshops. Classes are held every Saturday at Pembrokeshire College.
Stage, film and television actor Richard Mylan also works as a regular Young Actors Studio tutor, joining a team of working professionals including directors, choreographers and industry professionals, as well as actors, from both theatre and television.
Many of the students who joined the West Wales Young Actors Studio last year are getting offers from universities and drama colleges including the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham School of Acting, Oxford School of Acting, and recalls for Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Young Actor Henry Whittaker has been offered a place at Birmingham School of Acting: “My time at The Young Actors Studio prepared me for the rigours of auditioning for drama school. Whether it was in the first audition or the recalls, all my Young Actors training helped me immensely. I wouldn’t have got into drama school without it.”
Bursaries, provided by Valero, are available for eligible students. For more details on this, auditions and the Young Actors courses go to www.rwcmd.ac.uk/yas.
These classes are supported by a CultureStep grant from Arts & Business Cymru, and Valero, Pembrokeshire’s most significant employer.