1-2-1 TUITION & GUIDANCE
I have had 40yrs+ experience in the acting profession and am a qualified teacher (Cert Ed FE) offering 1-2-1 tuition and guidance. I have also certificates in Humanistic (Person Centred) Counselling and Clinical Hypnosis. Plus, I am a 3yr Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming NLP (Inlpta).
With these qualifications, I am very happy to support individual players with personal guidance and advice about moving forward in life. This might be in the form of:
AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS: I can help you identify and choose the right audition piece, plus coach you in interviewing techniques and how to optimise your chances for doing the very best you can at auditions. In the past, I have helped serious students get into the STRASBERG School in New York; RADA in London; and BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL
PERSONAL COUNSELLING: Sometimes it's good to have someone to talk to confidentially. No problem is insurmountable, as long as you feel heard, acknowledged and believed. Sometimes, that's all that missing. When things go deeper, I have a range of amazing tools that can help bring light into the darkness, bring clarity the picture of your potential, and a the vision for you in the future.
COST: £60 per hr.
Please contact me via my CONTACT page email address, and let's go from there to see how I can help!
REFERENCE FOR JOSEPHINE LARSEN by Peter Oswald - once resident playwright for the GLOBE, London, working with Mark Rylance (Oscar Award Winner) for 8 yrs.
"I would like to recommend Josephine Larsen as strongly as possible for the position of mentor. When in 2001 I approached her with the idea of starting a theatre company, she invited me to attend her acting course, Art 14, which I did. I was then able to observe and experience her way of nurturing people, some of them very much lacking in self-esteem. I was extremely impressed by her ability to be both protective and adventurous, to enable people to go as far as they wanted in creative terms, and then, without knowing it, or regretting it, perhaps even further. She was not above expelling a threatening person from the group. On the other hand, I don't think she ever refused to admit anyone on the grounds that they were too hopeless or repressed or depressed! I had myself on numerous occasions tried to become a performer, but it was Josephine who finally enabled me to do this, with great benefits to me personally and professionally. She is both encouraging and realistic, two things that can only be combined through the medium of imagination. It is the realm of Imagination that Josephine is especially gifted in being able to access. She has thoroughly absorbed the work of Keith Johnstone among others, and added her own experience of so many years of professional performance. She has a wonderful understanding of the imaginative side of literature and life, and is gifted herself as a writer and storyteller. She has developed her abilities through Neuro-Linguistic Programming, but also through her work with Heart's Tongue, the company that we, together with various Art 14 students, went on to found. Developing a semi-professional theatre company requires both boundless optimism and stark realism; difficult things, as I have said, to combine. However, Josephine has succeeded in doing this, to the extent that the company is thriving and developing five years on.
I am deeply aware that Josephine is driven by a belief in the transformational power of theatre, and not by narrow personal ambition. She is dedicated to seeking out and bringing to life the theatrical gifts latent in her community. She can find these gifts where few others can – in the depressed and the self-doubting, the wounded and the frustrated – and is able, with great warmth, humour, experience and discipline, to coax them out with the irresistible lure of the imagination."