Description

This class is designed to give actors who can't make evening classes because of family or work commitments the opportunity to explore, expand and practice their skills.  It doesn't matter if you can only come occassionally and it doesn't matter if you can't stay for the whole session.  You just pay for what you use.

$20 to audit the session or $25 an hour to participate (for as long as you want to stay).

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Class Schedule

These are 4-hour sessions, once a week. Stay as long as you like and if you participate just pay for the time you use. Or audit the entire session for $20.

What you will learn
  • The whole range of Rehearsal Room techniques are up for grabs depending on your needs
  • A practical discussion on acting theory always starts the session
  • Actors perform a scene and then review it and get direct feedback
What you will get
  • Record your scenes to take home so you can measure your improvements
  • If you don't want to perform but would rather audit the session and take notes then you pay a reduced rate
  • If you participate in the session ad perform then you only pay for as long as you stay
  • Build your skill with The Rehearsal Room process or if you haven't been here before find out how it ticks
  • Build confidence by learning a process that makes sense that you can manage easily
  • Know what to do when you first read your scene
  • Make sure your listening skills are trusted and working
  • This session is always immensely stimulating ... AND it is always fun!!

What to bring
  • Bring a scene you would like to do - 2-handers are best - but some actors do monologues
  • Bring a USB stick to record your work or an SD Card for the camera
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

It doesn't matter whether you have been to The Rehearsal Room previously or not - this workshop is for anyone who wants to explore acting.


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The Rehearsal Room

Vendor sincce 2017

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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