Young Actors Program 2018 Information Session
At the information session you can meet our teaching staff, learn about the program and courses on offer in detail, and find out about the registration process. As the best way to learn is to do, our teachers will provide a free short class for the young people, but parents are welcome to join in.

Date: 8 February at 4:30 - 7pm at the Theatre.

If you would like to join us, please email us.

Thursday afternoons 4:30 - 7pm.
Where: Arts Theatre, Surf Road Cronulla.
Cost: $200 for term 1 and $250 for terms 2 and 3.
Ages: 12 - 18

Term 1 - 15 February to 12 April
An Actor's Perspective to Text and Performance

In this unit students will be introduced to the basics of acting, character development and exploring techniques from Improvisational Theatre, Physical Theatre and Method Acting. Students will be taught a range of different acting techniques from Eric Morris, Sanford Meisner, David Mamet and Rudolf van Laban and mentored on how to apply them to scene work.

Term 2 - 3 May to 5 July
A Practical Approach to Method

In this unit students will explore the actor's approach to Australian contemporary and European modern texts using techniques from Konstantin Stanislavsky's psychophysical approach and Stella Adler's actor training. Students will learn complementary approaches to script analysis and be introduced to the fundamental technical work of an actor's daily practice.

Term 3 - 18 August to 6 October
Classical Texts and American Modern Drama

In this unit student's will be introduced to classical texts through the work of William Shakespeare. By approaching Shakespeare from an actor's perspective, students will apply contemporary acting methods to understand the texts and build confidence with the language used. Students will then explore a sample of American modern drama where they will be guided in how to apply the techniques learned in terms one and two.