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Conquering the Stage – 8 Weeks Theatre Class

1st May 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 29th June 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Conquering the Stage - Theatre Class Tokyo

2 x 3 hours / week | 8 weeks
Thursday & Sunday 7-10pm JST
May 6th – July 4th + Performance (Date TBD)

Over eight weeks, we will be developing and rehearsing a play that will be performed in front of a small audience at the end.

This course is designed for dedicated actors, who are willing to commit to attending 2 three-hour rehearsals each week consistently over the full running time of the class.

We will work on a play, chosen and tailored specifically to the group and get it performance ready by the end of the class! The play will be an ensemble piece – all parts get equal stage time.

In this class you will learn:

  • The differences between stage and film acting
  • How to use your voice and body to create a great performance
  • How to develop a character over time and make your work repeatable
  • How to maintain a sense of authenticity in theatre
  • How to work as a team in creating a great ensemble performance
  • How to maintain your energy throughout an entire play
  • Techniques to overcome nervousness and stagefright
  • Physical, vocal and mental exercises to keep your acting muscles in shape

The cost for the full 8 weeks is 60000¥ (payable either in full or in instalments) This course is designed for all those serious about developing their skills and showcasing their best work.

About Marei Annis

Marie Annis

Marei Annis started the acting branch of English Language Film School Japan in 2019, when she moved to Tokyo after spending the previous years between London and Los Angeles. She started her own acting journey as a stage actress in Germany, then eventually moved on to screen acting and founded her own film production company All Visions Align Ltd in 2017, allowing her to become fully independent as an actress and produce her own work on her own terms.

Marei studied a variety of acting techniques in Berlin, London and Los Angeles which all contributed to the creation of her very own, unique teaching style.

She has made it her mission to support actors in dreaming big and shaping their own unique artistic careers rather than attempting a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching.

In addition, Marei has a background in life- and business coaching, which she weaves into her acting techniques, to give actors not just a solid technical foundation, but the mindsets, values and strategies actors need to succeed in the 21st century without selling their body and soul.

Besides acting and film producing Marei expresses her creative calling as lead singer in the international rock band TurboWitch or in Tokyo’s numerous karaoke booths.


1st May 2019 @ 7:00 pm
29th June 2019 @ 10:00 pm
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ELFS Japan Studio
2-9-14 Suido
Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0005 Japan
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