HOUSTON SCHOOL OF FILM & THEATRE LAUNCH & SCHOLARSHIP

HOUSTON, Tx, June 13, 2017 – The Houston Institution of Film & Theater is proud to launch
their summertime “programme” in Houston, TX at 5535 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77056
inside Sonia’s World of Dance studios. Long-time actor, singer and drama tutor, Renee Edd,
looks for to bring the United kingdom text-based technique drama-school to Houston and she would like as many
Houston actors as is feasible to benefit. Behaving Students of most ages will come in contact with different
instructors with different and diverse viewpoints all with a basis in classical-based review.
The school intends to bridge the gap between local film and stage/theatre celebrities who tend to stay
apart from each other in Houston, as well as the gap between film and theatre “coaches”… a sort
of “cross fit for actors”. In the years ahead, HSFT is offering two scholarships a semester to
students who illustrate need. There will be a Harry Potter-themed summer operating camp in
Houston and two lucky students get to attend at no cost.
“WHENEVER I was a youngster, my parents couldn’t manage to send me to TUTS,” Says Edd, “THEREFORE I missed out
on some professional training at a age. I’d like for some litttle lady or boy never to be in that
position so I’m determined to give back again.”
British Drama Classes eschew “method” acting for an approach that is based on breaking down
the script. That is especially important for younger or starting Houston actors.
“I believe Method Acting can do more injury than good – especially in youthful actors or stars who
are more prone to being reasonable and cerebral in their way,” says Edd, “If you rip the
emotions out of someone like that, best case they just do not get it and worst case, there may be
damage. THEREFORE I vehemently eschew “the technique” – any and all of it. I think everything you need to
know is in the script and revealing the story is the most crucial facet of performance. I also feel
a classical basis can propel that you the very best of your build. A performer who trains classically can
virtually sing any style or anything – same goes for an actor, in my opinion.”
Acting classes in Houston will be placed throughout the summer months with on-going Houston behaving classes
starting in the fall season. Edd has hired a roster of significant houston professional actors and instructors to teach Houston
actors a number of acting classes. Though the school calls for it’s cues from British Drama Classes, Houstonians
will be in charge of the curriculum. The exposure to different professional teachers all under one roof top is
missing in the Houston actors community.
“I feel like there isn’t much cross-pollination in Houston between your people that do theatre all the time and the
film actors who’ve never stepped ft . on the stage,” Says Edd “To be always a great actor, you desire a solid foundation
and you should be flexible. In LA and NY they don’t really teach “Film acting” or “Stage acting”. It’s just acting. I
think having an operating university in Houston with different viewpoints and a variety of operating classes is long
overdue.”