what people say

Supporters of Royce and his projects include:

Michael Attenborough, artistic and associate artistic director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida, the Young Vic, and the Hampstead, among others.

Georgia Fleury Reynolds, Casting: Spiderman Far From Home, Wonder Woman 1984.

 

Larry Silverberg, the world’s leading expert on the Meisner technique.

 

Terence Stamp, Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe and Cannes Film Festival Award-winning actor.

Robert Westenberg, Tony-nominated actor for his roles of The Prince and Wolf in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

Ysabel Clare, PhD, author of the forthcoming book Stanislavski’s Ideal Actor: the secret system behind the System.

 

Don Collier, screen actor whose credits include Tombstone and The High Chaparral.

 

Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

Complicite, Olivier-award winning company.

 

Equity UK, the trademark union for professional performers and artists.

 

Niki Flacks, author of Acting with Passion.

 

Frantic Assembly, 2015 Tony-nominees for the West End hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time.

 

Jerry Gardner, PhD, acclaimed acting teacher and martial arts master.

 

Nickolas Grace, stage and screen actor whose credits include Robin of Sherwood and Brideshead Revisited.

 

Alison Hodge, PhD, author of Hidden Territories, Actor Training, and Core Training for the Relational Actor.

 

Ross Mullan, stage and screen actor and The White Walker on Game of Thrones.

 

Brigid Panet, author of Essential Acting.

Scott Williams, Artistic Director of the Impulse Company.

Take a look at what some of these people and others have said about Royce and his training projects and outreach work:

‘Of all the people I’ve taught, few are the equal of Royce Sparks. He is generous, warm, and inspiring, and his grasp of the techniques I teach is unparalleled.’

Scott Williams, Artistic Director: The Impulse Company, London

‘I first joined Royce’s classes whilst studying as a Director, wanting to learn more about the actor’s mind and process, hoping it would improve my communication and sensitivity as a Director. Royce is a gentle, yet somehow still powerful teacher, and I soon felt fully immersed in the process and in the moment, despite having had next to no acting experience. Royce has an incredible sensitivity when teaching that I have never come across before or since. Learning was always intense and visceral. I left each session feeling liberated and light of heart. I have no doubt that his classes helped me as a Director, and also as a communicator in every day social and working life. I would recommend him to absolutely everyone.’

Georgia Fleury Reynolds, Casting: Spiderman: Far from Home and Wonder Woman 1984

‘This idea of excellent professional training for actors, combined with an awareness of the world’s needs and how to meet them, is a rare but much needed presence in the arts. Royce Sparks and his London Acting Experience program is doing just this very thing, and it’s a gem.’

Robert Westenberg: Tony-nominee, Original Broadway Cast Into the Woods (Prince/Wolf)

‘When artists turn their passions towards helping others, amazing things can happen. This is an idea not encouraged enough in many professional training programs. I’m delighted to be a part of an event dedicated to both excellent training and the potential of the arts to aid an area of our world in urgent need of support.’

Michael Attenborough, Director.

‘I’m so honoured to be included in Royce Sparks’ exciting event, The London Acting Experience! Raising awareness for WaterAid and getting an opportunity to teach and share skills with people in my industry: it’s definitely a win-win situation.’

Ross Mullan, Game of Thrones and Dr. Who.

‘Water is essential for life. And so is culture. I wish Royce Sparks and all his team the very best for the summer 2015 WaterAid project.’

Geoffrey Colman: Head of Acting, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

‘As an old movie cowboy I don’t know a lot about different methods of acting, until I watched Royce in action. I couldn’t help but be impressed with his approach to the Meisner technique. He was able to teach this “old dog” some new tricks.‘

Don Collier, Screen and Television Actor

 

‘WaterAid transforms the lives of many by providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene. It is wonderful to hear that funds from this acting intensive will be going towards such a valuable cause.’

Alison Hodge, PhD, author of Hidden Territories, Actor Training, and Core Training for the Relational Actor.

 

‘I’m thrilled to be a part of the London Acting Experience, and to be contributing towards WaterAid. I came from water. I love water. So let’s give some time and money to help everyone have the water they need.’

Nickolas Grace, Robin of Sherwood and Brideshead Revisited

 

‘Complicite wholeheartedly support WaterAid and are so pleased to be a part of the London Acting Experience 2015.’

Complicite

 

‘I’ve been in the theatre my whole life, but when I found myself in a Meisner class with Royce I was amazed at his comprehension of the technique as well as his ability to convey the deeper principles to his actors in a concrete, practical way. I would absolutely recommend a class with Royce if you have the opportunity.’

Jack Neubeck, Original Broadway Casts: Evita and La Cage aux Follies

‘Watching Royce at work with actors and seeing his actors in action gave me certainty that my characters would find their genuine life on the stage. Working with Royce is working with a thoroughly professional theatre collaborator as well as a genuinely kind human being.’

Ron Pullins, Playwright