Saturdays – 8 Weeks, 8 Teachers, 8 Experiences — Acting and Personal Development

Teachers and Structure will change for each city, and availability.

The Artists Way

The book was written to help people with artistic creative recovery, which teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in gaining self confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills. The program is focused on supporting relationships in removing artistic blocks and fostering confidence...more

Nutrition Workshop

This workshop will run over 4 of the 8 weeks @ 1 hour per week

Taiko Drumming Workshop

Taiko means "drum" in Japanese (etymologically "great" or "wide drum"). Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums, ("wa-daiko", "Japanese drum", in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called more specifically, "kumi-daiko" ). The performances can last between 5 and 25 minutes and typically follow a jo-ha-ky? (beginning, middle, end/rapid, sudden, urgent, and emergency) structure, which means the performance will speed up significantly towards the grand finale...more

View and breakdown the film  "American Beauty"

Originally from Hobart, Charlie completed an Arts Degree at the University of Tasmania before moving to Sydney, where he worked in film distribution for Roadshow Film Distributors, while also completing AFTRS Open Program courses in screenwriting, editing and scriptwriting. In 1989 he moved to Auckland and embarked on a career in the film and television production sector. His extensive screen credits as a producer, director and writer include commercials, short films, television drama, documentaries, and high-end corporate production....more

Voice, Choir Gospel, and Dance
Adrian is a voice and theatre specialist (Chekhov and Steiner methods) Using movement, body-centres and ‘creative sound-work’, he will introduce an approach to text that brings gesture, dynamic and power to vocal delivery and characterisation.
Adrian trained at the Harkness Studio for Speech and Drama in Sydney before moving to the UK where he has spent the last 24 years working as an actor, director, writer, composer, musical director and acting teacher. He worked with theatre companies including the Rose Theatre Company, Portal Productions, Fairgame, Dionysia Theatre, Circle-X Arts and co-founded the award winning TaurusVoice Theatre Company.
He co-founded the Stroud Performing Arts Foundation Courses in the UK and ran two large community choirs. He was an original member of the Sydney gospel choir, ‘Café at the Gate of Salvation’ and in the UK sang with the award-winning ‘Naked Voices’ for two years.

This workshop will run over 4 of the 8 weeks @ 1 hour per week

Acting for film and television - Shoot & Act in a drama scene with Mark Piper
Spanning over three decades in the international Theatre, Film and Television industries, Mark Piper’s award-winning career has seen him on the initial teams Producing and Directing many international drama programs. Water Rats – Director Pilot Episodes (Australia), Mercy Peak (NZ), Beastmaster (USA), Ponderosa (USA), Neighbours, Home and Away, All Saints – Co Director Pilot, Blue Heelers, Always Greener, Halifax F.P (Australia), and Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten – Adviser and Pilot Director (Germany), are just some of the popular series that Mark has worked on.
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, and then worked on such films such as “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields, “Tim” and “Attack Force Z” with Mel Gibson, and “My Brilliant Career” with Sam Neil and Judy Davis.

Enneagram Workshop

The Enneagram of Personality (or simply the Enneagram, from the Greek words ennea [nine] and gramma [something written or drawn]) is a model of human personality which is principally used as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. Principally developed by Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo, it is also partly based on earlier teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff. The typology defines nine personality types (sometimes referred to as "enneatypes"), which are represented by the points of a geometric figure called an enneagram,[1] which also indicates some of the connections between the types. As there are different schools of thought among Enneagram theorists about some aspects of how it is understood, its interpretation is not always unified or consistent.[1]

The Enneagram of Personality is not a typology that is commonly taught or researched in academic psychology. It has been widely promoted in both business management and spiritual contexts through seminars, conferences, books, magazines and DVDs.[2][3] In business contexts it is generally used as a typology to gain insights into workplace dynamics; in spirituality it is more commonly presented as a path to higher states of being, essence and enlightenment. It has been described as a method for self-understanding and self-development[2] but has been criticized as being subject to interpretation, making it difficult to test or validate scientifically.[4]...more

Presentation & Interview technique workshop

With a background in Performing Arts and Education, Paul has trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting NY and holds a Master of Creative Arts Degree in Directing.

For the past 20 years Paul established theatre companies, sat on theatre boards and operated his own Acting Schools in Sydney. Paul’s passion is helping people grow by understanding themselves and others; therefore people are his business. His expertise combined with his highly interactive and entertaining manner make Paul an internationally sought after facilitator across many industries....more


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