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Meghan Oberholzer – Actress
“ACT has truly changed my life! The pure skill and experience of the coaches as well as the nurturing way in which the craft of acting is taught at this institution has really brought out the best in me over the last 3 years…I highly recommend the full time student courses – they are challenging! But so rewarding and if utilized correctly you will see the results. Being in front of a camera almost every day gives you the confidence necessary to put yourself out there in this tough industry.”
Rowan Studti – Actor
“If you’re looking for an Americanized formal studio type acting training, then Act Cape Town is the place for you!
Back in 2008 I was studying abroad at an acting institute in NY at the time and I couldn’t afford to stay longer in order to further my acting training so I started looking into where I could further my studies back home and that’s when I came across ACT. It was the kind of institution that I resonated with; one of which has a film acting training focus, but as they do in the US, approaches acting as an art form in itself and tries less to divorce theatre and film from each other. At ACT you will have the opportunity to delve into both mediums.
It was during my two years at ACT that I learned to hone my craft and mature as a performer. I was exposed to many different techniques and found a ‘method’ that worked for me. Coaches guide you in the process and orientate you with various methodologies but they do not force their personal technique on you but rather give you the creative freedom and space to explore.
Nothing will prepare you for the reality and the harshness of the industry, but ACT does its best to do so and in my opinion is the best kind of acting training that you can get in SA.”
Roxy Louw – Actress
“Before I started with ACT, I had this idea that ‘acting’ came naturally. After my course, my performance changed 100% percent! They are a fantastically warm, professional and comfortable school that I will recommend to anyone needing that extra ‘push’.”
Tammy-Anne Fortuin – Film Director
“I entered my very first class with Act Cape Town as a shy, inexperienced television presenter and was welcomed warmly by a community of actors who afforded me the opportunity to craft my talent, safely ground myself and learn while doing! Since then, the studio has become an annual visiting place where I can go to grow as a performer and working professional, always knowing that I am getting the best, hands-on training in the industry.
Striving for excellence is a continuous process and with Act Cape Town, whether it be short or long term courses, it has always been a pleasure!”
Vanessa Haywood – Actress
“I studied at ACT before my career took off, and I can only thank them for that! In essence, either you can act or you can’t but it is vital either way to empower yourself with the tools necessary to further your career. ACT gives you the means to gain the confidence you need in this very tough industry. They equip you with great techniques and help you channel your best traits in acting. Once you’ve done a course through ACT, you’ll be ready to take on the television, film and theatre industry!”
Carishma Basday – Actress
“ACT gave me a real chance of having a successful career in the entertainment industry. With industry professional lectures, hands on approach to training and family like atmosphere; there is no better place to hone your skills.”
Christa Schamberger & Digby Young
“ACT Graduates who audition for us demonstrate an ease in front of camera and a good grasp of film acting technique. They also show an understanding of the need to continue honing their craft throughout their careers. This is no doubt because they are taught by working actors who themselves are constantly responding to trends in the film industry.”
Sibongile Mlambo – Actress
My acting was pretty much trial and error before I started taking classes at ACT. After a string of one line roles, I dedicated a year to hone my craft and took Acting for Film – Level I, II & III which completely changed my approach. I got to know my most important instrument, myself, and how to take what I learned and apply it in any situation. The staff are wonderful and readily accessible, it’s a great support team, and I will always go back to ACT.
Jessica Sutton – Actress
“ACT has given me two of the best things needed to succeed in the acting world : preparation and opportunity. ACT equipped me with the essential skills to develop self, craft and an understanding of the industry. Learning to take direction and criticism. Learning to listen and trust impulses. These are but a few of the things that ACT will teach you… and from you it requires patience, perseverance and courage. All you have to do is bring everything you have to the table; and willingness to receive with an open mind and heart.”
Christia Visser – Actress
“In my two years at ACT I experienced so much growth and gained a better understanding, not only regarding my acting or on camera technique, but also my emotional and inner truth. ACT has opened my eyes to so many things and helped me grow as a professional individual. I thank ACT for helping me with my first crucial steps and for their on-going support as I further my career.”