The Rehearsal Room

The Rehearsal Room

Footscray, VIC 3011
Member since 2017
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  • 79 Classes
  • 588 Students
  • 69 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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26 October 2020 • Webinar 8: Acting by Numbers

Another rehearsal room class that makes the acting process simple and practical


25 October 2020 • Webinar 8: Acting by Numbers

Richard is a kind and wonderful teacher. Richard's rehearsal room process is easy to understand, learn and apply. I've been doing drop ins every week since I started and I have seen so much growth in performance and that is why I stick to it.


25 October 2020 • Webinar 7: Listening

I love the Sunday night webinars as a way of focusing on my craft. The whole process at the Rehearsal Room is underpinned by the importance of listening to the other character. It’s this element that differentiates The Rehearsal Room from the many other, more traditional acting classes around. Learning to trust yourself to be the character and make choices YOU would make when listening to the other character is liberating.

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