Easter Intensive (4 or 5-days)

A Special Focus on Comedy


Over 4 or 5 days experience the power of this remarkable approach to acting.  At the same time you can explore key elements that enable an actor to play comedy.  The Rehearsal Room's production of "The Memory of Water" (at Chapel Off Chapel in Nov 2107) had audiences laughing a lot.

Good acting process and good comedy are closely entwined.  Understand the connection. 

Good acting process enables the actor to create a character and effectively engage an audience.  Richly complex characters should be easy to create.  It is merely a question of understanding how acting and comedy work.  You will find out the keys to both processes on this course.

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What you will learn

  • How to create a convincing and entertaining character
  • How to engage your audience with the story and the drama
  • Begin to acquire a skillset that is relevant to high drama as it is to high comedy

What you will get

  • The scenes are recorded so you can take them home to assess your improvements
  • Specific element of acting process are dealt with and then you practice on a scene
  • Acquire profoundly simple skills that produce complex and powerful results
  • Your understanding will be empowered by commonsense techniques
  • You will become proficient with skills that work as well for a TV/screen performance as they do on the stage.
  • Understand what the director needs and be able to deliver it

What to bring

  • Bring a comedy scene you might like to work on. Also bring a USB stick or an SD Card to record your work. LUNCH IS SUPPLIED - SD Card details are here

What to wear


Appropriate for

You must be over 15years of age to acquire this new set of skills.

The Rehearsal Room

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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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Refund Policy

100% Money back guarantee if you feel it is not working for you by Week 5.  Thereafter 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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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 $125 per hour.  Early notification if you can't attend a class is always helpful.  That way we can plan ahead.

Please check the refund policy for details of your 100% money back guarantee.

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