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CT Cleary - Drama School Auditions, Acting Coach, English Tutor

Cathal Thomas Cleary Drama School Auditions Coaches (North London)

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  • Finsbury Park (N4) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 06 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Westminster

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  • Professional Qualification MA in Drama and Theatre
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check On request
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Personal Message
I am a trained theatre director and tutor who has worked at RADA and Mountview Academy. I have been on various audition panels and have work as a theatre director at the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Young Vic, Old Vic and on the West End.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I prepare and tutor my clients for Drama School Auditions, Acting and Drama at all school levels up to GSCE. I also provide proof-reading and essay writing services. I can provide all tutorials in person or online
Tell me about your qualifications.
MA in Drama & Theatre Studies,
BA in English and Pyschology,
Training in Theatre Direction: National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been on audition panels at Mountview Academy and the Actors Centre. I've also ran audition sessions at the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Young Vic.

I have run dozens of drama workshops with children and adults of all ages getting the best of each individual.

I also work one-on-one with clients on drama school auditions, improving their skills and confidence in that stressful situations.

I work with children of all levels to improve their studies with English, Drama and public speaking up to GCSE level. I am happy to coach your child on most subject through all primary school levels.

I was selected as the recipient of the JMK Trust Award 2011, the most sought after award for directors under 30.

I was the first person to receive the Jerwood Assistant Director Bursary from the Young Vic in 2010.

I directed Arthur Miller's The Last Yankee at the Print Room Theatre which received four Off West End Award Nominations.

I have worked as an associate/assistant director with the following directors:
Josie Rourke, Donmar Warehouse, The Vote by James Graham
Sir Nicholas Hytner, National Theatre, Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
Michael Grandage, MGC Noel Coward Theatre, Privates on Parade by Peter Nichols
Lindsay Posner, Old Vic Theatre, The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan
Polly Findlay, Lyric Hammersmith, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales
Joe Hill-Gibbins, Young Vic Theatre, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
Austin Pendleton, National Theatre, Detroit by Lisa D'Amour

I also directed the graduating acting class of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in their final year production, Women of Troy.
How much do you charge?
£40 per hour which includes travel within Zones 1-3.
Where do you teach?
I work from N4, situated between Crouch End and Finsbury Park. I'm more than happy to also travel to anywhere in London within Zones 1-3. I regularly travel to Chelsea, Hackney, Clapham and Hampstead. Further travel is no problem at all but costs will need to be covered.
When are you available?
I am flexible. All times are possible and will confirmed on request. I'm happy and eager to make sure I can make the tutorials work around your schedule and lifestyle so you can get the maximum benefit
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I'm happy to work with all ages
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Drama School Auditions
All levels in school of Drama and English up GCSE level
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I can get one if you request it
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Delighted to work with you over Skype to help with audition preparation. Many casting directors will ask you to audition over Skype if logistics are a problem. It's a very difficult format to make a positive impression. But I will guide you through a process to ensure you can make the best impact possible
Where and with whom did you train?
National Theatre, London
Young Vic Theatre, London
National University of Ireland, Galway Ireland