BAFTA award winning director Kenny Glenaan held a special workshopon Friday for local actors who are interested in screen acting.
The esteemed director explored several aspects of screen acting, including how to handle a ‘cold read' and how to deal with good and bad auditions.
Held with kind assistance from the Tower Hotel, the workshops also targeted anyone interested in directing for camera.
Director Kenny Glenaan was at The Playhouse working on The Playhouse's first production of 2013, ‘Over the Wire' by Seamas Keenan. A vastly experienced film and TV director, Kenny has worked on a number of well-known shows, including ‘Being Human', ‘Spooks', the award winning ‘The Cops', and ‘Buried'.
As work begins in earnest for 2013, the newly restored Playhouse building has been buzzing with activity. Such is the volume of exciting events, workshops, classes and rehearsals taking place throughout the building that The Playhouse has expanded its work, availing of space from friends and partners in various locations throughout the city.
The special workshop with Kenny Glenaan and another special Theatre of Witness event are just two examples of Playhouse events at The Tower Hotel last week alone.
"We began last year looking at the many ways in which we can strengthen the relationship between local business and the Arts in the lead up to the City of Culture year" Niall McCaughan said.
This Playhouse already has several long-standing relationships with local businesses, including its work on the hugely successful US Marine and Navy Friendship project with The Beech Hill Hotel, to mark 70 year anniversary of the US Navy and Marines arrival in Derry- Londonderry.
"These connections will only strengthen as the year continues!" Mr McCaughan said. "We would like to thank the Tower Hotel for helping our work in the arts expand even further. This very exciting opportunity for local actors to work with such an esteemed director is just the start!"
Tower Hotel General Manager Mike Gatt, Playhouse Theatre Producer Kieran Griffiths and Director Kenny Glenaan.