LAMDA partners with Harlem School of the Arts & City College Center for the Arts in NYC

We are thrilled to announce a new two-week Acting Intensive course, created in partnership with Harlem School of the Arts and City College Center for the Arts, taking place in New York at Harlem School of the Arts in July.

Taught by the same industry professionals that lead our full-time training, this new two-week course is designed to provide HSA students the opportunity to develop their skills and deepen their craft, and will draw on core elements of our acting training: from voice and physical training to the work of Shakespeare.

To find out more information and to apply, please visit the HSA website or contact Alicia Newkirk on or (001) 212-926-4100.

Who is this course for?

Open to ages aged 17-25. 

When and where will the course take place?

July 18 - August 3 2018 at Harlem School of the Arts.

How much will it cost?

Early-bird price if booked before May 1: $1550

Full price when booked after May 1: $1695

Who will be teaching?

Judith Phillips
Head of Voice, LAMDA

Judith has been Head of Voice at LAMDA since 2009. In addition to her work at LAMDA, Judith provides vocal coaching privately and to acting companies. She works regularly with Mischief Theatre (Play that Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Comedy About A Bank Robbery) on their West End and Touring Productions. She also delivers workshops on Voice and Voice and Text. Recent workshops have included youth work with Hydrocracker Theatre Company, a workshop on the sonnets of Shakespeare at Santa Fe Shakespeare Festival, and a voice workshop with students from City College New York. She has also delivered workshops, courses and vocal support to Goldsmiths College, Warwick University, Sheffield Crucible, the National Theatre Education Department, the National Broadcasting School, ACT Brighton, Chichester College and the Voice Care Network.

She works privately on communication and vocal skills with a range of professionals including actors, doctors, medical students, speech therapists, osteopaths, dancers, philosophers, architects and broadcasters. She holds an MA with Distinction in Voice Studies from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she was the recipient of an Arts and Humanities Research Board award.

Prior to joining LAMDA and having graduated from Cambridge University where she held an Exhibition award to read English Literature, Judith enjoyed a successful acting career. Her acting work for theatre includes: As you Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, Barbarians, Moscow Gold, Duchess of Malfi and The Changeling (Royal Shakespeare Theatre), The Rivals (English Touring Theatre: national number one tour including Manchester Palace and Theatre Royal Bath), Final Cargo (UK tour and Moscow Theatre of the South West), Heart of a Dog (UK tour), Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Royal York and UK tour) and Hamlet (UK and international tour of Germany, Eire, South and Central America and Jamaica).

Vik Sivalingam
Theatre Director/ Workshop Leader

Vik is a London based freelance Theatre Director. He is a graduate of Arts Council England/ Birkbeck, University of London MFA in Theatre Directing and holds a PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare from Royal Shakespeare Company and Warwick University.

He has worked in theatres all over the UK including the Almeida, the Old Vic, the Royal Court, Tricycle Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, the New Wolsey Theatre and Headlong Theatre. Vik was Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Made in Dagenham - the Musical at the Adelphi Theatre (West End, London). Internationally, he has directed in New York, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur and Rio de Janiero.

Directing credits include the UK premieres of Home (Sam Art Williams), There or Here (Jennifer Maisel) and The Drunken City (Adam Bock). Other credits include The Tempest (Olympics, Rio de Janeiro 2016), Much Ado About Nothing (Brooklyn College), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre), Radio Serenade (Urban Lyrik, NY), Invisible Man (RSC at Park Avenue Armory), The Bullet (RSC at Hampstead Theatre) and Blue/ Orange (The New Wolsey Theatre).

Vik is a much sought after Tutor and Workshop Leader working with drama schools and theatres in the UK and around the world. Selected productions directed with actors in training include Macbeth, Wild Honey, Posh, Closer, The Glass Menagerie, Bus Stop, Time and the Conways and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Jonathan Young
Theatre Director/ Workshop Leader

Jonathan is a scriptwriter, maker, director and teacher. After an MA at Edinburgh University, he went on to train for two years with Jacques Lecoq at his international school of movement and theatre in Paris, before studying contemporary clowning with Sue Morrison and Philippe Gaulier. In 2001, he set up a theatre company, Shams, making new work, and was its artistic director until 2012. He produced, co-created and performed and/or directed 8 productions for the company. These included writing the scripts for The Garden and Reykjavik (both finalists for Total Theatre Awards in 2006 and 2010) and Thin Ice, all of which toured the UK. More recently he has begun to work as a screenwriter.

Jonathan has worked freelance as a director, performer and writer /dramaturg with other theatre companies, including Inspector Sands and theatre O. He has regularly taught movement, clowning and devising skills in drama schools and universities since 2008, including at LISPA (Berlin), LAMDA, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview Academy, Birkbeck, Manchester and Northampton Universities. He is also a qualified Feldenrais practitioner and works with both performers and the general public.

How do I apply?

To apply, please visit the HSA website or contact Alicia Newkirk on or (001) 212-926-4100.