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Karen Maria Acting Coaches (North London)

Karen Maria Silver Member

  • Muswell Hill (N10)
  • Last Logged In: 23 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest
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  • Professional Qualification BA Hons RADA
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Full DBS
  • Professional Membership Shortlisted for Verity Bargate Playwrighting Award
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I am a RADA trained actor and writer. I have a current knowledge of the audition process at RADA, having sat on the audition panel. I teach/coach on a person to person basis & will tailor classes to your exact needs.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Acting , English, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Pitching-Making speeches, Corporate Training, Roleplay, Devising, Communication Skills, Public Speaking
Tell me about your qualifications.
I trained on the 3 Year BA at RADA. prior to this I received a BA Hons in English and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin. I work as a professional actor and have worked at The Old Vic, Southwark Playhouse and on film and TV for Pinewood Studios and the BBC.
I coach and facilitate for RADA, Ted X Talks, Bluebrick Consulting for Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy and many others.

I have sat on the audition panel at a famous drama school and watched hundreds of auditions.
In 2017 my students reached final rounds and several were accepted to some of the biggest drama schools in the world, including RADA, Central, Drama Centre and several others.

I facilitate development and direct new work at RADA and other drama schools and theatres.

I have training in safeguarding and Prevent measures and have experience working in many different arenas, from schools, to one on one communication and acting with opera singers, to the Ministry of Justice.
As a writer and theatre maker, my first solo play The Half Of It was awarded a residency at The London Irish Centre and was directed by JMK Award winning director. It went on to be nominated for 5 Awards at the Dublin Fringe Festival. My second play Drip Feed was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and is in development for full production in 2018
What kind of experience do you have?
Writer- Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award SOHO Theatre 2017
Writer Performer- Playwright In Residence The Half Of It- Premiering in 2017 MOMMO Theatre
Winner Dublin Fringe First Fortnight Award for The Half Of It
Nominated for 5 Dublin Fringe Festival Awards for The Half Of It
Artist In Residence- Playwright and Storyteller - London Irish Centre 2016

Coach and Facilitator
RADA In Business, Louis Vuitton Paris and London, KSF New York, Cartier and others-
Coaching for Success, Managing Difficult Conversations, Management Skills, Voice and Communication

Director- Direct and workshop new writing at RADA and new writing evenings in Central London.

Freelance Acting Coach and Teacher - RADA, City Lit Academy, Freelance

English and Communication Coach and Tutor- Proof Reading, conversation, reading and verbal skills.

Audition Prep- NYT, CSSD schools and all others, LAMDA Examinations.

I Specialise in drama coaching to improve acting and communication skills & to develop confidence in young people and adults.
Coaching in a variety of public & private arenas developing in-depth studies on Shakespeare,contemporary theatre and film & devising

I work as a Professional Script Reader for several theatres and film companies in London. I have a constant stream of new writing coming in, so I am up to date with the new voices of theatre, TV and film. I think this can benefit my students when it comes to us choosing the perfect material for you.

2011: Royal Court Studio Writers Group- Studio Actor
Reading new scripts for the Writers Group and providing detailed feedback on dialogue and story at the Studio evenings

2007-2015: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Workshop Facilitator.

Planning, organising and running workshops for RADA.
Coordinating and managing workshops of up to 20 adults.
Writing workshops aimed at building language and communication skills, ease of expression, confidence and the value of team-work.
Devising and delivering Story telling and Devising workshops to RADA Elders, a group of over 60s
How much do you charge?
I charge 50 pounds per hour for acting coaching and drama work.

I am flexible and understand that life gets in the way sometime but cancelling on the day of the lesson will incur the full fee as I cannot schedule in new students at short notice.
Where do you teach?
I teach in North London and occasionally Ireland
When are you available?
My time is flexible as all my work is freelance
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Any and all from classes just for the fun of it up to professional standard. I teach advanced English, communication and piblic speaking skills for work and events.

Language and confidence skills,English general, LAMDA Exams, RADA, Drama school and professional auditions, GCSE devising, A Level, University Level
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes , updated Sep 2017
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to tutor online or arrange phone sessions pre audition. I always feel that face to face is important for acting work but I have tutored students in The US, China, Sweden and Canada before important auditions via Skype
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity and Spotlight
Where and with whom did you train?
Trinity College Dublin
Stephen Jeffries Advanced Playwriting Course
Amherst Writing Course
XL Workshop Facilitation Training RADA
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have been coaching actors & those interested in drama for almost 10 years & many of my students have been accepted to drama schools including several to the BA at RADA.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Be brave and take a leap!