Geoffrey Colman, BA, MA, FRSA
Geoffrey joined Central in 1998 and was made Head of Acting in 2002. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses and workshops both in the UK (Old Vic Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, Soho Theatre, Globe Theatre) and abroad (Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Prague, Spain).
Geoffrey is currently Artistic Director of Festival 10 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and one of the Haymarket's 'associate masters'. His freelance directing career has combined work in opera and theatre and in recent years has focused on the postdramatic and new writing.
As a director and professional acting coach he has worked with playwrights and actors from various performance contexts ranging from dramaturgs/writers at the National Theatre of Finland and Institut del Teatre Barcelona, to Miramax, Lenny Henry, and international fusion collective Transglobal Underground award-winning singer Natasha Atlas.
Increasingly consulted by the media, Geoffrey has broadcast and written on a range of performance-related issues. Recent onscreen includes Britain's Next Top Model, Skillicious (ITV) etc. Interviews and articles include Times Higher Education, The Independent, The Times, The Stage, Theatre Research International, BBC and ITV.
> Postdramatic and postmodern theatres
> Acting and actor training
> Fellow Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
> Off Westend.com (new writing panel)
Supervision offered in the areas of postdramatic and postmodern theatres, acting and actor training.
Papers and presentations:
2010 Guest lecture, ‘Actors, Angels and Avatars Contemporary Acting in a flat landscape’, Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance, School of Arts, Brunel University
2009 ‘Professional Shakespeare’, Local/Global Shakespeares, King’s College London and The Globe
2009 Guest lecture, 'Acting with Facts’, Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading
2007 ‘The Sacred Act ‘, Sacred Liminal and Secular Spaces, University of Buckinghamshire
2007 ‘How to be Divine’ – The Multiple Perspectives of the Postdramatic Actor’, How to Act, Central School of Speech & Drama
2009 Hellsing, Impact International, Bloomsbury Theatre, London
2008 Gala, Colman/Humphries, Theatre Royal Haymarket