Essentials + Intermediate Workshops - save $150

Essentials + Intermediate Workshops - save $150

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This class also includes: 

  • A full 100% money back guarantee for actors who find the techniques aren't working for them by Week Five.

Each class explores a specific element of acting process that you then practice on a scene. You should record your scenes so you can assess your progress. 

In the first term you will learn four (4) essential skills to create a character that your audience will instantly believe.  You also learn six (6) profoundly practical skills that enable you to engage and entertain your audience with the story. These tried and tested skills set you up to audition well for the beginning of a professional career.

This class is appropriate for beginners but it is also a great place for experienced actors to build a whole new set of skills.

In the second Intermediate term you will build on the processes you acquired in the first term with new challenging exercises. These techniques empower the most fundamental skill of all - LISTENING. Working with a combination of scripted and improvisation scenes you will expand your confidence and playfulness. It is the ability to be playful that creates standout performances.

You can choose to enrol only for the Essentials Workshop. 

(There are no classes from 11 December and  22 January 2024 - there is a six week break before starting the Intermediate Workshop)

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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
  • Gain a skillset to successfully start a professional acting career

What you will get

  • Record your scenes so you can assess your progress
  • Each class explores a specific element of acting process that you then 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

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Appropriate for beginners but is also a great place for experienced actors to build a whole 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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The Rehearsal Room has an average rating of 5.0 for their other classes.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

The Rehearsal Room classes provide a supportive environment to enable you to learn quickly and make clear progress over a ten week term.  If you have to miss a term 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.  One free one-hour catch up session is included in your term fee. After that you may have to pay for a private catch up lesson at $125 AUD per hour.  Early notification if you can't attend a class is always helpful.  That way we can plan ahead.

100% Money back guarantee if you feel it is not working for you by Week 5 of term classes. 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.

Actors who book two terms to gain $150 savings do not have to attend the terms consecutively. It is possible to postpone the completion of the second term to a later time. The payment schedule remains as agreed and payments must be completed within the original time frame. However, a place will be held in subsequent workshops for actors who postpone their attendance.

If an actor withdraws from attending the second term a refund may be offered. Under those circumstances the cost of the original term will revert to the full price of $750. 

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