ACT2 offers LAMDA courses in
support for IB DP Theatre and bespoke coaching in performance, EFL, singing, speech & communication skills.
LAMDA is the most highly respected provider
of graded examinations
in communication skills and
in the performing arts.
are typically taken by students aged 6 to 20.
100% exam success
77% @ Pass with DISTINCTION 2023
23% @ Pass with MERIT 2023
IB DP THEATRE STUDENTS
100% @ Grade 7
ACT2 offers different possibilities for tuition
Students normally take one LAMDA exam each year. For ambitious students taking private course it is possible to complete two LAMDA exam grades within one year. Please email us to learn more - email@example.com
ACT2 hopes to organise a London Theatre trip in 2024 (subject to prevailing COVID situation). The trip will include a back stage tour at the National Theatre, a visit to the BBC TV studios, tickets for WestEnd shows and more.......
We learn best when our minds, bodies and emotions are engaged simultaneously. By participating in the Performing Arts we engage and connect more deeply with the world around us, with ourselves and with others.
Social media and screen culture play a very dominant role in the lives of our young people, often to the detriment of their interpersonal skills, social confidence and communication skills.
MARSHALL SAPHERSON BA, PGCE, PG Dip Drama, LTCP
(Director) - Geneva / Vaud
Marshall is a Drama and Theatre specialist and Drama honours graduate of Bristol University. He has over 30 years experience as a school teacher, University lecturer and as a Directing, Acting and LAMDA coach. He worked as Head of Drama for 15 years at the International School of Geneva (LGB), he holds a formal LAMDA teaching qualification and is also the official representative for LAMDA examinations in Switzerland.
GIULIA F. BA, MA
(Associate Teacher) - Vaud
Giulia is a Theatre for Education specialist and an experienced drama teacher with a first class Hons BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University of London. Moreover, she achieved an MA in Art Médiation from the Haute École d'Art et Design of Genève. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Giulia specialised in EduTheatre and is writer and director of Theatre for Young Audiences. In her career she had the opportunity to lead workshops and projects in the UK and abroad, as well as speaking in conferences on education internationally.
VALERIE C. BA
(Associate Teacher) - Geneva
Valerie is an experienced Performing Arts teacher and a Musical Theatre BA Honours graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London. During her training, she focused primarily on acting techniques, classical singing, voice techniques and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Valerie also has experience teaching Speech and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), singing, and worked as a professional actress.
MELANIE A. BA
(Associate Teacher) - London
Melanie (French-American) is an actor-singer based in London. She attended Royal Holloway University of London, studying producing, directing & screenwriting. Melanie has a unique insight into both on and off screen competencies and was signed by a well known talent management agency, enabling the pursuit of a career in the arts, with a primary focus on screen acting roles. Melanie’s passions are on-screen acting, as well as jazz, pop rock & classical singing. As a fluent speaker of French & English and a classically trained singer and pianist, for over 10 years Melanie has been teaching languages, music and acting to a wide variety of students from around the world from the age of 4 to 64.
Marc C. BCS , Dip
(Associate Teacher) - Vaud
Marc is an actor, director, producer and teacher from New Zealand. He entered his “first love” of theatre from the tender age of four, playing a rambunctious sunflower. Marc went on to study theatre for the stage and screen at Auckland Performing Arts School, and performing in numerous plays, musicals and TV series. He then turned his hand to directing and writing for television and film. While working on TV productions, he taught drama part-time to teens and also worked as an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language) for newly arrived refugees to New Zealand. After a stint overseas teaching drama and video production, Marc returned to New Zealand to complete his Bachelor in Communication Studies. He graduated with first-class honours and worked as a journalist, presenter, director and producer for radio and TV in New Zealand, Korea, China and Singapore. Since arriving in Switzerland Marc, has continued his work in theatre, television and education, performing and directing numerous in Geneva and Vaud. He is a specialist in young adult and adult EduTheatre.
Sophia P. BA
(Associate Teacher) - Zurich
Sophia is a German, French, Swiss, US-American theatre-maker who grew up trilingual (French, English and German) in Geneva, Switzerland. After studying Drama with Film and Television Studies at the University of Bristol, UK, she completed the two-year acting conservatory at the renowned William Esper Studio, New York.
Since then she has performed internationally in various short films and theatre productions; a personal highlight was the ensemble work with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, where she travelled for one month through Tanzania to give theatre workshops to HIV-positive and disadvantaged children and devised an original play with the other artists (Nisikilize/Hear Me performed at the Zanzibar Film Festival and in NYC). Working for and with children has been a passion of Sophia’s throughout her career.
Though she is still working occasionally as an actress, over the last 6 years Sophia has worked primarily as an Associate Director and Director in Germany and Switzerland. She directed the contemporary children’s opera Gold! by Leonard Evers in Freiberg, Germany, and will have her next premiere at Theater Kanton Zürich on November 2023.