The Rehearsal Room

The Rehearsal Room

Footscray, VIC 3011
Member since 2017
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  • 61 Classes
  • 322 Students
  • 26 Reviews

The Rehearsal Room is run by TV Director Richard Sarell who directed television drama for more than 25 years. During that time, he evolved an approach to acting that trains actors in techniques that enable them to compete and survive in the modern world of screen performance.

The techniques are based on simple principles that quickly produce professional results.  They enable the actor to create complex real characters that are perfect for the screen but are also relevant for the stage.  These classes enable actors to make choices that drive the character's interactions in a way that generates a compelling dramatic performance.  The actors skill is to engage an audience because they feel they are watching a real life interaction.  These classes provide the tools to deliver those outcomes.

Richard has been conducting workshops for professional actors in Australia and New Zealand for two decades, working with institutions such as the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Australian Screen Directors Association (ASDA), National Theatre Drama School, Federation University and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

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Terms & Conditions

The Rehearsal Room provides a supportive environment to enable you to learn quickly and make clear progress.  If you have to miss a class it might be possible for you to come an hour earlier for the next week's session to catch you up on the theory that you have missed.  Two free one hour catch up sessions are included in your term fee. After that you may have to pay for a private catch up lesson at $70 per hour.  Early notification if you can't attend a class is always helpful.  That way we can plan ahead.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Once a payment has been made no refunds are available.  However, your payment may be able to be transferred to another or future class if a suitable one is available.

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29 March 2020 • Advanced Workshop

This training is really effective way of learning advance techniques of Acting and It has helped me make better choices and improve my skills.


26 March 2020 • MASTER CLASS

The Rehearsal Room is a class that is facilitated by a professional Australian director (Water Rats, All Saints, Blue Heelers, Neighbours and many more). Richard Sarell has a process that allows me to play a scene in multiply ways confidently and changeable within moments, which is a invaluable skill to have at your fingertips. Richard has a supportive and positive approach in which he works with his actors. He is always adapting approaches and discovering new theories from his work with his actors/students. He welcomes students that are interested in attending his classes to attended for free. Your are able observe the process and will walk you through it with the opportunity to put this process into practise. He invites various professional directors (i.e Fiona Banks - director of Wentworth and many others) to attend the last class of the term to direct students which is a wonderful opportunity to have a current working director work with us. This enables us to check on how our own processes are going. He has successfully adapted his classes to be on-line during the coronavirus, which has been fantastic. I thoroughly enjoy Richards classes and CAN NOT RECOMMENDED THIS CLASS ENOUGH.


25 March 2020 • TV Presenting Workshop

The Rehearsal Room with Richard was a fun, challenging and inspiring workshop where I learnt many different techniques and processes to help me grow as a TV Presenter. I definitely recommend The Rehearsal Room and would love to take another workshop or class soon.

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