Previous participants of Kristine’s masterclasses:


"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 not only with Tamasha but also outside of it. It’s a great nurturing ground for new talent and a place where one feels really valued and respected."
Shaheen Khan (Tamasha's A Tainted Dawn and Strictly Dandia, Bend it like Beckham, Rafta Rafta)

Tamasha in partnership with KLS & Associates present


One Week Intracultural Acting Masterclass

1 Week Intracultural Acting Practice applied to Classic & Contemporary Texts

Monday 4th – Friday 8th June 2018, 2-5pm each day, London.

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Kristine Landon-Smith (MPhil), Tamasha’s former Artistic Director and currently working as director and educator in the theatre industry and the Higher Education sector leads a week long masterclass for actors seeking to enhance their artform. Auditor (observer) places are also available. During the course, Kristine will work closely with each individual in the ensemble and apply her acclaimed intracultural methodology to classic and contemporary texts. 

Influenced by French pedagogue Philippe Gaulier, Kristine’s intracultural approach focuses on bringing one’s own personality to the stage. Her methodology particularly focused on utilizing the cultural context of the performer engaging with all the aspects of one’s personality and bringing that to the stage. This methodology empowers actors and theatre makers to utilise the potential of difference in performance.

Kristine focuses on play: how to help the actor play well at all times: in games, improvisation and text. Her practice helps each actor understand what is unique to them and how to bring their own self to the stage in any role. 

Over the 1-week course participants will work to explore Kristine's unique actor-centred model applying it to classic and contemporary texts . 

*NB For those who took part in Kristine's previous masterclasses, she will be applying her method to a selection of new texts and scenes and will build upon what has already been worked on in previous sessions with individual participants. 

Click here for the timetable for the week> 
Please note the schedule for the week is subject to change


Audit (observer) places are also available to Directors, Academics Teachers and those interested in the development of actors.

Kristine Landon Smith
Kristine Landon-Smith is a theatre practitioner, cultural entrepreneur and educator. She has recently returned to the UK after completing a three year posting as Senior Lecturer in Acting at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Australia. She joined the institution in 2013 after more than 22 years as a Founder member and Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre, one of Britain's leading middle scale touring companies specialising in artist training, new writing and intracultural theatre practice. Prior to founding Tamasha, Kristine was a Senior Producer for BBC Radio Drama, and a freelance director and teacher. She currently freelances as a teacher and director in the UK and Australia. 

For Kristine's full biography click here>.

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

Kristine Landon-Smith directs with an impeccable sense of social comedy, full of embarrassment, hilarity and pain.East Is East, Sunday Times

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It's easy to apply: Email with your CV and Headshot with “TDA Intracultural Acting Masterclass” in the subject. Please also include a completed Data Form which you can download here>

Cost: £150 

This is an intensive training workshop where actors will be working from 2 - 5pm daily.

Audit Places: £80  

This course is open to actors who have (professional or academic) experience wishing to enhance their artform.

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, Tamasha takes no responsibility for accident or injury

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 14th May 2018, then we will be unable to refund the fee. Any cancellations before 14th May  will be subject to an admin fee.