World-class drama conservatory, LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art), partners with leading uptown arts center Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) to offer a Two Week Acting Intensive course featuring LAMDA’s signature approach to voice, physical training and Shakespeare.

Dates: July 18 – August 3, 2018
Ages: 17 – 25

Two week Intensive – $1695
Register by May 1 – $1550



Contact Alicia Newkirk, / 212.926.4100 ext.317




Taught by the same industry professionals who lead LAMDA’s world-leading full-time training in London along with visiting artists leading Master Classes, this summer intensive is a full 9-5 immersion in the craft of acting, designed to challenge and transform the young emerging professional.

Judith Phillips (Head of Voice, LAMDA)

Judith has been Head of Voice at LAMDA since 2009. In addition to her work at LAMDA, Judith provides vocal coaching privately and to acting companies.  She works regularly with Mischief Theatre (Play that Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and Comedy About A Bank Robbery) on their West End and Touring Productions. She also delivers workshops on Voice and Voice and Text. Recent workshops have included youth work with Hydrocracker Theatre Company, a workshop on the sonnets of Shakespeare at Santa Fe Shakespeare Festival, and a voice workshop with students from City College New York. She has also delivered workshops, courses and vocal support to Goldsmiths College, Warwick University, Sheffield Crucible, the National Theatre Education Department, the National Broadcasting School, ACT Brighton, Chichester College and the Voice Care Network. She works privately on communication and vocal skills with a range of professionals including actors, doctors, medical students, speech therapists, osteopaths, dancers, philosophers, architects and broadcasters. She holds an MA with Distinction in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama where she was the recipient of an Arts and Humanities Research Board award.

Prior to joining LAMDA and having graduated from Cambridge University where she held an Exhibition award to read English Literature, Judith enjoyed a successful acting career. Her acting work for theatre includes: As you Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, Barbarians, Moscow Gold, Duchess of Malfi and The Changeling (Royal Shakespeare Theatre), The Rivals (English Touring Theatre: national number one tour including Manchester Palace and Theatre Royal Bath), Final Cargo (UK tour and Moscow Theatre of the South West), Heart of a Dog (UK tour), Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Royal York and UK tour) and Hamlet (UK and international tour of Germany, Eire, South and Central America and Jamaica).

Her screen acting credits include: Yellow WallpaperPanic, Mary Anning and Modotti.


Vik Sivalingam (Theatre Director/Workshop Leader)

Vik is a London based freelance Theatre Director. He is a graduate of Arts Council England/ Birkbeck, University of London MFA in Theatre Directing and holds a PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare from Royal Shakespeare Company and Warwick University.

He has worked in theatres all over the UK including the Almeida, the Old Vic, the Royal Court, Tricycle Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, the New Wolsey Theatre and Headlong Theatre. Vik was Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Made in Dagenham – the Musical at the Adelphi Theatre (West End, London). Internationally, he has directed in New York, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur and Rio de Janiero.

Directing credits include the UK premieres of Home (Sam Art Williams), There or Here (Jennifer Maisel) and The Drunken City (Adam Bock). Other credits include The Tempest (Olympics, Rio de Janeiro 2016), Much Ado About Nothing (Brooklyn College), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre), Radio Serenade (Urban Lyrik, NY), Invisible Man (RSC at Park Avenue Armory), The Bullet (RSC at Hampstead Theatre) and Blue/ Orange (The New Wolsey Theatre).

Vik is a much sought after Tutor and Workshop Leader working with drama schools and theatres in the UK and around the world. Selected productions directed with actors in training include Macbeth, Wild Honey, Posh, Closer, The Glass Menagerie, Bus Stop, Time and the Conways and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.. The learn more about Vik visit

HSA Theatre


Alfred Preisser
Program Director
(212) 926-4100 x338


Alicia Newkirk
(212) 926-4100 x317