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Byron Bay – Sydney – Los Angeles

The Piper School  for Actors, Directors & Writers  is a training centre run to deliver quality Acting, Directing & Writing education, and now is holding Acting as Personal Development workshops.

The school is run by Mark Piper, who has worked within the International entertainment industry as a drama director for over 30 years and helped numerous Actors & Directors begin their careers.

Beginning his career as an Actor in New Zealand, Mark went on to running Director Roger Donaldson’s (“The World’s Fastest Indian”) company Aardvark films, & then worked on such films such as “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields, “Tim” & “Attack Force Z” with Mel Gibson, and “My Brilliant Career” with Sam Neil and Judy Davis. More recently he has been working with internationally acclaimed actors Chris Hemsworth, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Isabel Lucas, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Simon Baker, Isla Fisher, to name a few. Mark has directed over 400 hours of drama nationally and internationally.

The philosophy and influences of the school is focused on Character development and Script Analysis, using imagination & emotional memory :  Stanislavsky, Meisner, Practical Aesthetics and Stella Adler techniques, and introducing modern teachers methods such as Larry Moss and Ivana Chubbuck, with Theatre & Performance studies. Music and Voice are an important part of this course.

The Piper School  for Actors, Directors & Writers  is opening in Sydney & Los Angeles in 2015.

New 8 week part time classes begin Tuesday 10th February 2015 – see below

Summer Masterclasses & Workshops

Mark Piper with Special Guest Peter Andrikidis 2 day Masterclass

Mark Piper and Byron Bay Film and Television School present 2 day intensive Masterclass with Special Guest   Peter Andrikidis – Winner of 6 Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Direction and 9 Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Drama. … Continued

Start date: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2015

Intended audience: Actors 16+

Delivery: 2 Day 18 hours

Prerequisite: Experienced actors.

You can AUDIT this masterclass or PARTICIPATE in shooting scenes.

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Piper – Dance, Sing, Act

Coming Soon 9 weeks of – 1 Hour of Dance, 1 hour of music and singing, 1 hour of Acting Dance – tap, jazz, ballet, ballroom Singing – Choir, African, Gospel Acting – Theatre, Film and Television OUTCOME – Performance … Continued

Start date: March 2015

Intended audience: 8 to 17 year old (2 classes)

Delivery: 9 weeks part time

Prerequisite: Passion

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PART TIME COURSES BEGIN FEBRUARY 2015

Sundays – Foundation

Delivery: Part-Time 8 week course 9am to 5pm Sundays Venue: Byron Bay Film & Television School 18 Brigantine Street Arts & Industrial Estate Byron Bay Intended Audience: Aspiring Writers, Directors and Actors Pre-Requisites: None

Start date: Sundays 9am to 5pm

Intended audience: Aspiring Actors 16+

Delivery: 8 Weeks

Prerequisite:

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Monday – Kids workshops 

In this fun filled course the children will develop essential skills that are required whilst working in the film industry, such as greater focus, self-confidence, imagination, verbal communication and collaboration. Continue reading →

Start date: Monday 9th February 2015, 4 00pm—6 00pm

Intended audience: Aspiring Actors: 7—10 years old

Delivery: 8 week course

Prerequisite: None

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Tuesdays – The Complete Actor: Intermediate/Advanced with Mark Piper & Guests

Class focuses on a Show Reel as an outcome, Stanislavsky, Stella Adler, Chekhov techniques; Voice, Theatre & Performance studies
Meisner, Chubbuck and Larry Moss methods
Story and writing, scene analysis Continue reading →

Start date: Tuesday 10th February 2015, 7pm—10pm

Intended audience: Intermediate & Advanced Actors 16+

Delivery: 8 week Workshop 28 hours plus 3 hours mentoring – voice, character, scene work & camera classes

Prerequisite: There is preparation for this workshop. Preparation is essential if you wish to succeed as an Actor or Filmmaker.

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Wednesdays – The Complete Actor : with Mark Piper & Guests

Class focuses on a Show Reel as an outcome, Stanislavsky, Stella Adler, Chekhov techniques; Voice, Theatre & Performance studies
Meisner, Chubbuck and Larry Moss methods
Story and writing, scene analysis Continue reading →

Start date: Wednesday 11th February 2015, 7pm—10 30pm

Intended audience: Actors 16 +

Delivery: 8 week Workshop – voice, character & scene work classes

Prerequisite: There is preparation for this workshop.

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