He also facilitates workshops on the themes of Unconscious Bias and Cultural Diversity Training for Talawa Theatre Company and is part of the Inc Arts Training Team delivering Anti-Racism sessions across the UK Arts Sector.
Check out current Acting (BA Hons) student, Ed Shamwana, and Senior Teaching Fellow and Cultural Intelligence Champion, Ameer Choudrie, as they speak to Dr Caroline Shenton-Taylor about safely discussing uncomfortable truths in the world of acting. Ed also shares why he chose to study at GSA, the application process, his time so far at GSA, and lots more! Listen here: https://anchor.fm/…/Discussing-uncomfortable-truths-in…
He can offer workshops to groups, schools, theatre companies, and businesses.
Ameer can also offer one to one acting sessions to help with those preparing for any upcoming auditions. He can work on anything ranging from characterisation to script analysis. For those needing help for a singing audition, he can work on acting through song as well.
Whether it is auditioning for Acting or Musical Theatre colleges, or the next show you are in, Ameer can work with you on the chosen material to be completely ready for the big day.
If you would like any more information on having a one to one session, or would like to book a workshop, please feel free to contact Ameer at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Thank you so much for everything this year. Not only did you help me re-discover the joy in performing Shakespeare, you also always made me feel seen and hear, for that I am extremely grateful. You are one of those that has the ability to completely change the environment for a student and change their whole learning experience. Nothing short of magical! I am sure it is taxing at times, but we are so so grateful.
Anna – Foundation Actor
“I feel so lucky to have worked with you on this project. You are a very inspirational person and I hope we work together again one day!”
Charlotte – MA Actor
“I want to thank him personally for all of his incredible work in the Widening Participation and Outreach department. He has been a shining light of inspiration, progressive thinking, inclusivity and also just a wonderful person to spend time with.”
Axa Hynes – Director of Access and Participation, RADA
“Before getting 1 to 1 lessons with Ameer, I had no idea what a monologue was, how to act one or how to approach it. These sessions made monologues easily accessible and quickly improved my acting immensely. With Ameer’s tuition I have been lucky enough to gain a place for full time training at all my top choice schools: Bird College, Performers College, Wilkes Academy and London Studio Centre. I genuinely would not have achieved this without him. Thank you so much!”
Emily – one to one student working on Monologues and Audition Technique
“I would just like to say a huge thank you for all your help with my acting. I know we only had a few lessons but before then, I was not confident in acting at all and didn’t even know where to start in terms of a monologue. I have started my audition process and have recently received a place at Performers College and yesterday, received a letter from Stella Man College offering me a place! I am so pleased that I have received a place at my top choice of school. Without your help this probably would not have happened so thank you again!”
Enya – one to one student working on Monologues and Audition Technique
“Ameer co-facilitated with Unlock Drama whilst on placement as part of his MA Applied Theatre course. The delivery in question was Unlock Drama’s Psychoactive Substances Awareness project facilitated with prisoners at HMP Thameside. Ameer displayed a humbling facilitation approach. It was clear he was invested in the participants well-being and great care was shown. Ameer has a quick witted sense of humour which always went down well with facilitators and participants alike. Ameer led an array of drama games, exercises, helped direct a play performed by prisoners around the topic of Psychoactive Substances and even had a starring role as a Prison Officer!! Ameer’s facilitation style suited the prison setting and I would recommend him.”
Rebecca Boden – Director – Unlock Drama
“We were so fortunate to have Ameer as our Acting coach / mentor this Summer for the launch of our Theatre for Life Industry workshops. Our main ethos is to raise aspiration and to nurture performers predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ameer was the perfect mentor within this role, as not only is he highly skilled as an actor, but his teaching style was supportive, creative and positive at all times. Ameer was able to engage with young people from very diverse backgrounds and enable them to make discoveries not only about themselves, but also the characters they were playing. Ameer was able to create a focused environment which was safe, yet experimental, allowing for re-direction and off text improvisation to explore the world of the play. Ameer was able to guide each actor with their drama school monologues, allowing them to fully realise their potential as an actor and how best to translate the text into ‘truthful’ performances. I cannot highly recommend Ameer enough if you are looking for an experienced actor / mentor to help support your students with their acting development.”
Michelle Smith – Artistic Director – Theatre for Life CIC
“Ameer came to Henley College to deliver an accent workshop for AS Theatre Studies students who were working on the Play ‘The Laramie Project’. The workshop was excellent – very well prepared and very well delivered. Ameer had studied the play beforehand so the activities were tailored precisely to the needs of the students whilst also including broader activities covering the importance of breathing and the physicality of the characters. Ameer has a very engaging manner in the classroom and delivered the workshop using charm, humour, and excellent subject knowledge. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future.”
Neil, Programme Leader for Performing Arts and Drama Lecturer at The Henley College
“Ameer was a great help. His coaching allowed me to discover how to project my voice while still portraying my character realistically and believably. He treated me like a professional and made the rehearsal process much easier. Great Guy!”
“Ameer strikes me as an affable gentleman with a good sense of humour and quick wit, is easily adaptable and knows his subject well. He is well spoken, articulate and able to translate his ideas and suggestions to students very easily – either through description or through demonstration, his feedback to students was invariably pithy, concise, constructive and relevant which helped the students to gain in confidence and demonstrable quality both in terms of acting and characterisation and this benefited their vocal delivery no end. The main area that I wish to stress is how quickly Ameer was able to win the students’ respect and create an extremely effective working rapport with the students. He was able to provide effective feedback to the students and encouraged a high level of expectation as to the level of performance and professionalism required – this was greatly appreciated by the cast. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ameer and would value the opportunity to do so again in the future, if the opportunity arose in the future.”
Adam, Musical Director and Music Lecturer
Feedback from workshops
“Thank you for the brutal honesty and for the inspiring words. I’ve learned a lot from your personal experiences as well as your teaching.”
“I’m so glad I came on the workshop, it pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me a lot about the process.”
“Ameer gave me accurate feedback that I could put to use right away! SO beneficial and incredibly helpful.”
“Ameer made me think about different ways to deliver the lines through a variety of practical exercises.”
“The 3 days have been massively influential and helped to develop in confidence and my skills as a performer and within auditions.”
“This has been money well spent. Insightful and prosperous, I’m pleased to have done it!”