What is Acting Impact?
Acting Impact is a theatre company for adults based in the centre of Madrid for people who want to improve their English-speaking confidence. Since 2003, Harriet Thompson and Schuyler Hedstrom have been giving courses that help adults lose their fear of public speaking, improve their pronunciation and vocabulary, increase their ability to improvise, and learn theatrical techniques so they can perform on the stage like professional actors.
We begin each class with a series of warm-up exercises for the voice as well as for the body and the imagination. Then we introduce some improvisation activities using famous scenes from plays, films, and songs. Twice a year our students present their plays or sketches in front of a live audience in a Madrid theatre.
You do not need previous theatre experience
Previous theatre experience is unnecessary but most people have between a B1 - C2 level of English. Acting Impact students come from different backgrounds and countries. Attending class once a week in the evenings, students can take a break from their daily stress and routines.