Andy also directed a number of short films for the students and filmed monologues. He has directed Shakespeare, Musicals, Ayckbourn, Pinter as well as new writing. He has also directed Verbatim performances.
Outside of the Rose Andy has taught for different schools, youth theatres and adult drama groups, both in person and on Zoom. He also recently spent a year teaching acting at a full time dance school in Kent. Andy can cover a huge range of subjects including breaking down a script, Brecht and Stanislavski, improvisation, industry advice, audition technique and more.
Andy has coached on a one to one basis for:
Students looking to get into drama school
Actors looking for help with a casting
Regular weekly acting sessions for actors
His lessons are perfect for those looking to focus on developing technique and acting fundamentals, or for those looking to push themselves and develop a deeper understanding of their craft.
Andy has worked as an acting teacher and director for over 10 years.
For 6 years he worked on the education team at The Rose Theatre in Kingston. During that time Andy taught regular weekly acting skills workshops for 11-18 year olds and adult groups. He directed different age groups within the Rose Young Company in numerous plays, showcases and play in a week summer schools.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“I have known Andy Watkins for over 20 years as a student, an actor, a teacher and a director. He is passionate about his art; about telling the story; about understanding text and being truthful. I would heartily recommend him as an acting coach for a child, a drama school hopeful or a professional tackling an audition or a self tape."
— Esta Charkham, Founder of West London Drama Training & Agent at ECA