The Professional Series is for experienced young performers (aged 18-26) wanting to work with some of Australia’s leading theatre practitioners. Get an understanding of what leading directors expect from their performers, see how they work with actors and the techniques they use to get what they want from a scene. This course will give you the opportunity to ask questions on their approaches to staging, script work and theatre philosophies.
Places for this course will be limited to 14 people per workshop and participants will be selected by an application process. Each workshop will be run as a scene study class and participants are expected to commit to both the two day workshop and pre-workshop rehearsals with their partner. Participants will be selected by a panel including ATYP’s Artistic Director and Workshop Manager. Successful applicants will be paired with a scene partner and a scene allocated to them at least 2 weeks before the workshop.
When: April 29-30
Where do you start when creating a character? How do you make sure you aren’t just creating a caricature or cliché? Josh McConville is one of the countries most celebrated actors. He has played everything from the Hamlet to a comic clown in The Servant of Two Masters. Join him as he shares his insights and techniques that he uses to help find a character and shows you how this influences the way you approach script work and your process in the rehearsal room. Explore vocal techniques physicality and delve into the phycology of your character. By the end of the week you will have acquired a range of techniques that will help you create a truthful and fully realised 3Dimensional character.
When: May 27-28
Applications Close: 13th May
ATYP is thrilled to have Kate Champion onboard in 2017 who will conduct a two day workshop that explores various approaches to creating devised theatre. Using her long history working in this field both as a performer and director, Kate will guide each participant through a series of task-based exercises leading towards the development of a practical and imaginative performance language. Performers/creators/directors of all persuasions are encouraged to apply.
When: July 15-16
Applications Close: 2nd July
The Artistic Director of ATYP, Fraser Corfield, provides this unique opportunity to work on pieces that reflect our cultural narrative. An expert on bringing the Australian voice to life on stage, Fraser will push talented young actors to find truth and vulnerability in their performance. This will be an invaluable opportunity for participants to find their own voice and expand their knowledge of the Australian cannon.
To apply please send your completed application form, acting cv (performance history and training), headshot and any other supporting material to [email protected].