Acting from an Undefended Heart

Sunday Taster and Weekly Classes

Award-winning film director and experienced mindfulness practitioner Dominic Murphy brings his process – self-discovery using Method Acting and Mindfulness techniques – to Omnibus Theatre. Co-produced by Vera Chok, last seen at Omnibus playing Fox in The Little Prince.

Sunday Taster Session: Booking via Eventbrite HERE
Monday Evening Classes: Booking via Eventbrite HERE

Get out of your head and into your body

Thinking, judging and analysing gets in the way of authentically responding to what happens in our experience. An embodied approach helps free the mind.

Build confidence

Letting go and learning to trust ourselves in a safe space helps us feel more relaxed and confident in work and social situations.

Improve communication

Exercises will help you stay grounded and gain clarity in communication.

Create authenticity to your work

Getting in touch with our emotions bring depth and richness to communication and creativity.

Experience yourself in a new way

Surprise yourself by working in a spontaneous way.

People interested in self-discovery find Dominic’s workshops fun and life affirming. Professional actors find Dominic’s methods inspire and deepen their performances.

Absolutely no experience of acting or mindfulness necessary. Suitable for ages 14+.

Sunday Taster Session

Date: 19 Jan
Time: 11 am – 3pm with breaks
Fee: £20/15 Booking via Eventbrite HERE

This session will include a taster of various techniques including: meditation and mindfulness, communication exercises, Meisner repetition, sense memory, emotional recall and improvisation.

Those interested in learning more can attend weekly classes starting Monday 3rd Feb.

Monday Evening Classes

Time: 7 – 9 pm
Fees: All 8 classes, £120/£80. 4 classes £70/£47. Drop in single class £20/£15. Booking via Eventbrite HERE

Weekly sessions will begin and end with short, body-scan meditations to shake off the day and be present in our bodies. Across the 8 weeks, Dom’s approach will encourage authentic communication. Alongside meditation and mindfulness, he will introduce you to some practical fundamentals of Method Acting including: communication exercises, Meisner repetition, sense memory, emotional recall and improvisation. Each class can be attended as a drop-in, but those attending the full course will benefit from going deeper with the practices.


“It woke up a part of me that I thought I’d lost forever.”
Sophie McNichols, Massage Therapist, London

“A good space to experience my emotions on different levels and play with that. It was nice to do that with other people and explore.”
Ryan Pickard, Boxer & Business Owner

“I believe this would be of great benefit to those looking to learn or deepen a mindful creative process.”
Sanghasiha, Meditation Teacher, London Buddhist Centre

“I learned more about myself in a day than I think it’s possible to achieve in months of therapy.”
Grant Fulton, Writer, London

“I had an AMAZING experience. I learned so much.”
Jo Hartley, Actor (This is England, Eddie the Eagle, Torvill and Dean)

About Workshop Leader Dom

At 23, after graduating from film school, Dominic became a director on legendary ‘youth’ current affairs programme, Network 7. He was one of the youngest directors in TV at the time. The next 10 years of his career were spent making documentaries arts programmes and short drama – mostly for the then adventurous remit of the early days of Channel 4. On entering the world of commercials Dominic was quickly included in Campaign magazine’s ’10 Hottest Directors in the World’. He won the coveted D&AD pencil with his first campaign and further work for major clients including VW, Adidas, Virgin and many others won multiple awards worldwide, including two Cannes Gold Lions.

Dom’s debut feature, White Lightnin’ was written with VICE founder Shane Smith and starred Carrie Fisher and Eg Hogg. The film premiered at Sundance – screened at Berlin and Edinburgh – won Best Film at Mumbai – Best First Feature at FantAsia – Best Film at Dinard – Edinburgh IFF called it ‘jaw-dropping, a true original”

Dom’s lead actor won – Best Actor at Monterrey and Mumbai IFF – Male Revelation of the Year at Cannes – Most Promising Newcomer at British Independent Film Awards

In 2009 Dominic began dedicated meditation and mindfulness practice. He has trained with various traditions including with Thich Nhat Hanh and with the Triratna movement. He has a strong daily practice and goes on several silent retreats each year. He has supported groups and meditation retreats, as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses.

About co-producer Vera Chok

Vera Chok is an actor, writer and performance maker. She is particularly interested in everyday creative expression.

Vera co-wrote The Good Immigrant (Book of the Year 2016, #1 Guardian Books, #1 Amazon) and her work has been published by The Guardian and CNN Style. She writes about institutional racism and sexism and binaries. As part of her social engagement, Vera is Advisor to Tête à Tête Opera, and an Ambassador for Fearless Futures, a female-led social justice training programme. Vera’s blog includes writing about her experience of depression and anxiety.