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Intro to The Spiritual Psychology of Acting with John Osborne Hughes

April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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John Osborne Hughes

CRS is delighted to welcome back renowned British acting teacher and director John Osborne Hughes for a fabulously entertaining introductory three day workshop in cutting edge actor training for mind, body, and soul. John is an extremely charismatic and compassionate soul who can teach you precisely what acting is and, more importantly, teach you to get out of your own way so that you, too, can perform with complete conviction, integrity, and charisma.

Friday, April 13 from  6.30 – 9.30 pm
Saturday, April 14th from 11 am – 5.45 pm
Sunday, April 15  from 11 am – 5.45 pm

Workshop fee: $390

From now until Midnight on Sunday, March, 18 you will be able to purchase your place for the workshop for the special discounted price of $340.

Reserve you place now with a $195 deposit and pay the discounted balance on the first day.

The training is designed to create actors of the highest calibre; a delight to work with and ultimately an inspiration to watch.

Simple meditation and practical exercises will be introduced to each student to assimilate the basic techniques.


The philosophy, principles and techniques of the art acting for newcomers and professionals seeking something more…

The Spiritual Psychology of Acting is a unique fusion of the teachings of the great Russian stage directors of the 20th Century, cutting edge Psychology and Spiritual Philosophy from both East and West.

During the workshop you will learn:

+ The Three main purposes of Theatre/ Cinematic Art.
+ The principles of Great Acting.
+ The Qualities of a Great Actor.
+ Four Key Questions for designing a Character
+ Mind Triads: The three essential elements of the Characters psyche.
+ How to develop Awareness (the ability to observe our own thoughts), in order to dissolve creative blocks and gather material out of which we can create unique characters.
+ The secrets of Charisma and Stage/Screen Presence. How to develop them.
+ The psychology of casting. How to prepare for auditions like a pro.
+ The Principles of Zen and the Art of Acting.
+ Imagination and the actor

To really understand the essence of pure acting technique and the process of creating characters,  the actor must first understand the psychological process which created his or her own character in life. Once we truly understand how these natural principles have created and shaped our own characters, we can learn to harness this knowledge, engage it at will and allow it to serve as our creative technique.

This rewarding and fascinating process not only creates truthful, dynamic acting, it also serves to to heal the actor of his or her own psychological limits and burdens, thus providing the freedom of imagination to create any character.

The training is designed to create actors of the highest calibre; a delight to work with and ultimately an inspiration to watch.

Simple meditation and practical exercises will be introduced to each student to assimilate the basic techniques.

 About John Osborne Hughes

John began his training as an Actor on the Hampshire County Specialist Speech and Drama Course, where he was awarded a special commendation for best actor. He then trained for a another three years at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, and then for a further two years as a Stage Director with teacher Sam Kogan, in Association with The Moscow Institute of Theatre Arts.

After graduation he worked as an actor and stage director. Productions included the British Premiere of William Mastrosimones, ‘Cat’s Paw‘,  ‘Ecstasy‘ by Mike Leigh, which met with critical acclaim; Time Out’s Critic’s Choice and What’s On saying it was “Quite simply the best ensemble acting seen on the West End stage in years“.

Inspired by this, he then developed his own company, Miracle Tree Productions, for which he wrote, directed and performed in the hugely successful, “Beyond Ecstasy”. The show enjoyed sell out runs in both London and Edinburgh, was Time Out’s and The Guardian’scritic’s choice and won the Creative Freedom Award for best theatrical production.

In response to requests from friends and colleagues, he then launched a training department for Miracle Tree Production and began teaching regular classes and workshops in acting technique and the principles of dramatic art . Grounded by his background in the System of Stanislavski, he began an in-depth study of the laws of Psychology and Human Zoology, and endeavoured to explore their application within the context of the art of acting.

The system that evolved was then further enriched by the study of Mythology and Philosophy, in particular the Advaita Vedanta wisdom teaching from the Himalayas, through which he was introduced to the practice of meditation. This proved to be the master key in helping the actor to develop charisma and stage presence and it was at this point that The Spiritual Psychology Of Acting was born.

John has taught extensively in London, New York and Los Angeles. He has trained some of the U.K.s brightest actors who have gone on to work in Hollywood, International feature films, T.V., Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre. John’s approach to acting is considered by many to be the cutting edge of actor training available in the world today.



April 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
41 E 11th St FL11
New York, NY 10003 United States
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