Ruth Carney is a professional freelance director.
Ruth has most recently finished directing Casualty for the BBC and Two by Jim Cartwright at The New Vic Theatre. Previously to this she was directing Emmerdale for ITV and Holby City for the BBC. In 2016 Ruth was accepted onto the BBC Directors Room Scheme this led to her directing 16 episodes of the BBC daytime drama Doctors. She has just shot her first short film Funtimes by Samantha Robinson.
Other directing credits include: Les Liaisons Dangerous; My Matisse; Blue Remembered Hills; Measure for Measure; The Sea; Music Lessons; Family; Company; Mina Laury; Emma and Oleanna
Ruth has an MA in Theatre Directing from The Russian Theatre Academy Moscow, and Middlesex University. Ruth has extensive experience teaching, training and directing actors at schools such as RADA, LAMDA, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham School of Acting and Rose Bruford.
About the workshop
This is an exclusive online workshop on zoom for just 12 participants. The minimum age is 13
The workshop requires you to prepare a 90 second monologue from TV/Film of your choosing. It must be age appropriate and for your casting type.
You will be asked to perform the piece in the zoom workshop for Ruth to give feedback on.
Ruth will also teach about the auditioning process for television in real life and over Zoom
How To Book
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
• Workshops must be paid in full at the time of booking.
• Cancel Less than 20 days and the full amount is liable. If we can rebook your place we can refund your money.
• Cancellations less than 14 days before arrival the full amount is liable.
• If we need to cancel a full refund will be given to each participant
“The workshop is educational and should not be considered as a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. It is a learning/educational experience. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director, Director, Producer, or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.”
Travel costs incurred by the student are not the responsibility of FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS Please note that in the event of cancellation due to adverse weather, transport disruption, or illness of either the industry professional or student, FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS to take no responsibility and are not liable for any costs associated with travel/overnight arrangements that are made and paid for in advance where the event does not subsequently take place at the designated time and date. All efforts will be made to reschedule where at all possible. Your responsibility It is the responsibility of the actor to ensure that any prep required for a workshop is received and worked on in good time. It is not the responsibility of FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS if the student is unprepared for the workshop/ and does not have suitable materials with him/her to perform. It should be assumed that no facilities to copy or print speeches will be available at the venue.