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IntraCultural Masterclass

  • New Diorama Theatre London, NW1 3BF (map)

IntraCultural Masterclass with Kristine Landon-Smith

June 2017

Kristine Landon-Smith (MPhil), Tamasha’s former Artistic Director and expert on intracultural theatre practice, leads a masterclass for actors seeking to enhance their art form. 

During each session, Kristine will work closely with each individual in the ensemble applying her acclaimed intracultural methodology to classic and contemporary texts.

Influenced by French pedagogue Philippe Gaulier, Kristine’s intracultural approach focuses on utilizing the cultural context of the performer engaging with all the aspects of one’s personality and bringing that to the stage.  This tried and tested methodology empowers actors and theatre makers to work with difference rather from a starting point of neutrality. The practice has received acclaim for its ability to position the actor as an integral part of building a character.

Kristine focuses on play: how to help the actor play well at all times: in games, improvisation and text. Kristine’s particular practice helps each actor understand what is unique to them and how to work in order to bring their own self to the stage in any role. Participants will explore Kristine’s unique actor-centred model and apply it to classic and contemporary texts.

Auditor places are also available for directors, theatre makers, academics teachers and those interested in the development of actors.

Where: NDT 2, New Diorama Theatre, London

When: Wednesday evenings between 6.30pm – 9.30pm

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June

Cost:- Actors £150 | Auditors - £75 for all 4 weeks



Please send email to with:

-June Workshop in the subject

-Your full name

-A short paragraph detailing your acting experience and if you have a link or PDF to your CV

- A short paragraph detailing what you hope to explore in this course

This course is open to those who have (professional or academic) experience wishing to enhance their acting, art form or study. 

NB: We ask that participants inform us of any requirements before the workshop so that the tutor can adapt to and accommodate needs as necessary. For insurance purposes, KLS and Associates take no responsibility for accident or injury. 

Places are limited and only confirmed by full payment.

Payment must be received in advance, upon confirmation that you have been allocated a place. Please also note that if you cancel your place after 29th May 2017, then we will be unable to refund the fee unless we can fill your workshop allocation. Any cancellations before 29th May will be subject to a £30 admin fee.


Previous participants of Kristine’s Masterclasses have said:

'The work of Kristine Landon Smith and Tamasha on intracultural performance practice gives a fascinating and valuable insight into the ways in which cultural difference can work positively within theatre practice and performance. The demonstration workshop empowers performers to access their own culture within the context of new cultural/performance challenges.' Mark Evans, Professor of Theatre Training and Education, Coventry School of Art and Design 

"Amazing workshop, amazing people and the most amazing teacher..."
Previous Intracultural masterclass participant

"It was wonderful to watch Kristine re-work / develop scenes and monologues and to open up a whole new set of possibilities for both actors and directors."
Previous Intracultural masterclass participant

"As a director, Kristine’s approach of ‘play’ rather than ‘act’ has hugely influenced me in my work “ Shaheen Khan
(Tamasha's A Tainted Dawn, Bend it like Beckham, Rafta Rafta)

"Kristine is one of the best and one of my all time favourite directors. She is amazing!" 
Parminder Nagra (Tamasha's Fourteen SongsER, Bend it like Beckham)