Rodini Films

Cape Town

Acting & Film Workshops

A unique school dedicated to raising the level of talent and professionalism in all areas of television and film in South Africa. 
"After doing Bonnie's courses the actors are more confident at castings and they get booked for many more jobs. She encourages actors and really looks out for their best interests. There are many acting workshops out there but the feedback we've had from actors is that her course is one of the best". Clare Anderson (Samantha Bernhardi Artist Management)

Acting Technique 1 (6 Classes over 3 Weeks)

All actors have to start with Technique 1 - no matter how experienced they are, as it is a very specific technique that Bonnie teaches. Classes are based on the Acting technique’s she studied in New York for three years. Technique 1 is designed to help the actor be totally present and in the moment. Actors will be asked to prepare a series of exercises at home, which they bring into class to perform. 6 Classes over 4-5 weeks. Only 10 people per class.


 2017

Date

27 January - 3 March 2017


Day

Fridays


Time

10:00 - 1:00

3-4 hours

Cost

R 3,600

6 classes

Per Class

10


Next Technique 1: April 17 - 22 May (Mondays)

                                 28 July - 1 September (Fridays)

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"It is really such a blessing to be coached by Bonnie. She is not only highly skilled and knowledgeable in the craft and someone who works in the industry, but she also pays a huge amount of attention to the individual and their specific needs; taking time to share advice on technique as well as creating an encouraging environment for the actor". Lauren Steyn (Actress

Technique 2 (6 Classes over 3 Weeks)

Technique 1 must be completed before this class can be taken. Technique 2 is designed to help the actor stay in the moment and really listen. Exercises are done in pairs and are essentially improvisation performed inside structured exercise.

Date

February 1 - March 8 2017

 

Day

Wednesdays


Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

3 hours

Cost

R 3,100

6 Classes

Per Class

10


 "Bonnie Rodini is unquestionably the best director I've ever worked with in terms of stimulating and eliciting the best performance that an actor is capable of. Her talent is huge, so rare and desperately needed in South Africa". Karen Haacke (Actress) 

Acting Technique 3 (6 Classes over 4 Weeks)

Technique 2 must be completed before this class can be taken. Technique 3 is an extension of Technique 1 and 2 where actors work individually and in pairs. The class is designed to help the actor find the intention and action behind the words and is based on the Acting technique’s Bonnie studied in New York for three years.

Date

20 April - 25 May 2017


Day

Thursdays


Time

10:00 - 1:0 pm

3 hours

Cost

R 3,100

6 Classes

Per Class

10


"Thank you for such a great class today- each time now I have walk away with something new! light bulbs are going off!! seeing some stuff that I thought I knew in a different light now. Thank you for the amazing pearls of wisdom!!" 

 Scene Study

The Workshop gives an actor tools to approach a new script or audition sides correctly, before line readings are developed and poor choices are made. 
It covers character study, first contact with the script, the rehearsal process, breaking down a scene into beats, objectives, obstacles, relationships, sub text and finally and most importantly sending and receiving dialogue honestly. Actors are paired up with a partner and given a scene to prepare together for class. In class Bonnie will direct the scene and help the actors find different interpretations of the work and challenge the actor to take direction.

"A good actor is one who can truly listen".

Cost: R3,000

February 13,20,27 + March 6,13,20 From: 10:00-1:00pm 2017

Character Audition Workshop (2 Mornings)

Two Half day workshops where actors are given 4 different roles to prepare on the day. It is designed to help the actor make quick and strong choices for roles so they get the part! It will also help the actor learn how to make every role different. Roles will be selected specifically for each actor participating in the workshop. Nothing is filmed - the workshop is character driven. It's preferable that actors attending this workshop have completed at least Technique 1.

Cost: R2,000

Next Character Audition Workshop:

 Date: TBC

Bonnie's Audition workshop enabled me to get over my fear of unprepared text and be more relaxed at auditions. Thank you Bonnie I have been getting great feedback from auditions after doing your workshop. I am more in control and really starting to feel like an actress". Naureen Marais (Actress)

"The Character Audition Workshop completely inspired me by showing me how fun and creative an audition can actually be.  I got a completely new perspective on how much freedom and expression they offer the actor.  Thank you, Bonnie, for showing me that auditions can induce something far more positive than the pure terror I used to associate them with!" Jessica McCarthy (Actress)

 email to make a booking: bonnie@rodinifilms.com

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Monologue Workshop (6 Classes over 4 weeks)

Specific monologues will be selected for each actor. The class is designed to help the actor find their character truthfully and to be in the moment. Actors will have the opportunity of working on 2 or 3 very different characters in each monologue.

Date

23 May - 27 June 2017


Day

Tuesdays


Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

3 hours

Cost

R3,500

6 classes

Per Class

8



  email to make a booking: bonnie@rodinifilms.com

On Camera Audition Workshop (2 Mornings )

How do you come across on Camera? 

Do you have any mannerisms you need to correct?

General Casting feed back from international Directors and Producers on how we, as an industry, can improve our auditions.

View all your Casting Intros and past auditions done with Bonnie to see how you come across and what you can do to improve. 

Monologues performed on camera and reviewed.

Scene with a partner filmed and reviewed. 

Footage given to actor at the end of the workshop.

Date

March 30+31


Day

Thursday + Friday


Time

9 am - 1:30 pm


Cost

R 2,200


Per Class

8


                             

                      

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"I have done several acting workshops with Bonnie Rodini. Every time I have felt that I have learned something personal, sensible and important". Pieter Van Zyl (Actor)

Technique 4 (6 Classes over 6 Weeks)

Sending and receiving dialogue honestly.

Date

21 + 28 Feb + 7,14,21, 28 March


Day

Tuesdays


Time

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

3 hours

Cost

R 3,100


Per Class

10



 email to make a booking: bonnie@rodinifilms.com


 "Bonnie passionately puts her heart and soul into her work, she directs with grace and compassion. She is truly inspiring". Mikhaela Du Plessis (Actress/Model)