ADULT DRAMA CLASS
   

The Arts Theatre runs weekly Adult Drama Classes on Saturdays. Classes involve improvisation skills, characterisation, monologues, devised pieces, short scenes and performance opportunities.

Through classes you have the opportunity to:

  • Work with experienced actors and directors
  • Develop acting and performance skills
  • Be part of a local, creative and successful performing arts organisation.

When: Saturday afternoons 2 - 4:30pm.
Where: Arts Theatre, Surf Road Cronulla.
Cost: $180 per module in total or $30 per class

Adult Acting Program 2017 Information Session
Date: 16 February at 6:30pm at the Theatre.

At the information session you can meet our treaching staff, learn about the program and courses on offer in detail, find out about the registration process and ask course related questions. If you would like to attend, please email us.

Semester 1 - 4 March to 17 June 2017
Module 101A - Introduction to American Acting Techniques: From the System to Method and Beyond

Dates: 4 March to 8 April

This module will explore acting techniques that evolved from the Stanislavsky System in North America. Students will be introduced to aspects of Konstantin Stanislavsky's pyscho-physical approach to actor training and its influence on techniques developed by Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Robert Lewis as wll as reactions against Stanislavsky-based approaches through acting techniques developed by David Mamet and John Cassavetes.

Semester break: 10 to 23 April

Module 101B - Introduction to European Acting Practices: Contesting Realism, Challenging Traditions

Dates: 29 April to 17 June

This module will examine a range of innovative European practices predominantly from early 20th century that have influenced both contemporary traditional and experimental Western theatre. Students will explore acting techniques developed by Michael Chekov, Mara Knebel, Jacques Copeau, Bertolt Brecht, Antonin Artaud, Vsevolod Meyerhold and Jerzy Grotowski.

A showcase performance will be held after the semester has ended. Date TBA.

Semester 2 - 22 August to 2 December 2017
Module 102A - Performance Preparation and Processes: Fraom Audition to Blocking

Dates: 26 August to 30 September

This module will cover the technical and creative aspects of preparing to stage a performance of a one act play. Students will be introduced to rehearsal processes developed by the practitioners discussed in semester one. This module will offer students the opportunity to apply a range of acting techniques to the initial and early stages of creating a performance.

Semester break: 2 October to 15 October

Module 102B - A Performance: From Rehearsals to Opening Night

Dates: 21 October to 2 December

Continuing from the previous module, students will continue their knowledge about the technical and creative aspects of preparing a stage performance of a one act play. Students will draw on a range of rehearsal proceeses and techniques developed by practitioners already discussed. This module will offer students the opportunity to appy a range of acting techniques to the evolution of a one act play.

A performance of a one act play will be held after the semester has ended. Date TBA.

End of year performance - 4 December 2017 at 2pm

For more information on drama classes, email Brooke McArthur.