Category Archives: Workshops and Classes

WAAPA Graduate at The Rehearsal Room

Tweet BARNABY POLLOCK completed his Batchelor of Arts in Acting at WAAPA in 2015. This week he started at The Rehearsal Room to add more skills to his actor’s toolbox. In his first session he was off to a great … Continue reading

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The Actor and The Story

TweetUnderstanding the role of the actor in the story is the most challenging task for the actor … and there are simple reasons why!! That THERE IS A STORY TO BE TOLD is the reason why we need actors.  Actors … Continue reading

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THE STORY IS THE WINNER

Tweet She was lying across a couple of chairs and he was sitting on the floor beside her. BUT that’s not what the audience saw. From the audience’s point of view she was clinging to a life raft and he … Continue reading

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Academic Writing is CRAP Storytelling

Tweet  Over the years university students I have met have told me there is a simple formula to writing an essay – You EXPLAIN THE POINT you are going to make in the essay Then you MAKE THE POINT by … Continue reading

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STANISLAVSKI GOT IT WRONG!!!

Tweet  A key choice an actor has to make is the ‘objective’ they will pursue in a scene. It’s the thread that holds the scene together and secures the scenes position in the play.   In this area, Constantin Stanislavski’s theory … Continue reading

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The Director and the Actor

Tweet Hooray!!! Jean-Pierre Mignon is returning to The Rehearsal Room. He is a very experienced director with recent directing credits include ‘Winners & Losers’, ‘Neighbours’ and before that ‘Packed to the Rafters’.  He has also directed theatre and opera.  Jean-Pierre … Continue reading

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QUOTE of the Week

Tweet   “The maximum arch you’ll get out of a scene comes from having the maximum hope at the start” – JOHN-PIERRE MIGNON 17th June 2015 Famous as the creative drive behind Anthill Theatre  (Australian Nouveau Theatre) in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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GOOD WORK IN CLASS

TweetIt’s only the first term of classes for some of the actors in this group.  Already, everyone is understanding the importance of relaxation and trust as a path to ‘REALISM’. The progress this whole class is making at this early … Continue reading

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HOW GOOD IS IT?

TweetActors from THE REHEARSAL ROOM explain what works for them about this approach to acting.  These very informative comments will help you decide whether this is the place  you want to be. Actors who have been attending for years and … Continue reading

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Rehearsing in a BIG movie

Tweet  Even in LA on a big movie you might not get much rehearsal time.   DAVID PATERSON has recently shot some scenes opposite COLIN FARRELL in the soon to be released “Saving Mr Banks”.  HOW MUCH REHEARSAL DID HE … Continue reading

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