Improvisation classes are everywhere. But how do you use it on a professional set for a scripted scene? Knowing when to improvise and when not to; knowing what its best uses really are and having the confidence to go for it are the keys to being wonderfully real and fabulously inventive.
Improvisation is a path to finding choices you never dreamt were possible.
- A professional approach to using improvisation in rehearsal and on the set
- Test out your theories and try some of ours
- Understand the key ingredients so you can free up your performances
- Clear theories that explain why these techniques work
- Great exercises to test out the concepts
- A supportive environment so that you feel free to take risks
- Work in small groups with expert tuition
- Bring a scene you would like to work on
All actors will enjoy this workshop.
Vendor since 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).
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.
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.