Sunday Skill Builder

By Richard Sarell | Intensives

Feb 03

Sunday Skill Builder
Creating a Character





Full Fee:

Sunday 18 Feb

(5 hours)

10am to 4pm

Kyahl Anderson &
Richard Sarell


In a 5 hour standalone session we will explore the basics of CREATING A CHARACTER.   We will also explore simple and effective tools for increasing the complexity of your characters.

Glenn QuinnJersey Boys (Lead), Spamalot, Mama Mia, 

"At The Rehearsal Room ... I was able to quickly overcome my long held misconceptions about what acting is and was ushered into a place of freedom, spontaneity and connection with the scene." 

What will be covered in this course?

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1) Explore how to quickly and effectively manage the nature of your character

It is the patterns of behaviour of a person that reveals their character. Learn how to manage this and be able to change it instantly.

2) Develop greater complexity for your characters

Much of behaviour is based on how we think we are being perceived and how we wish to be perceived. Learn how to use simple tools to engage this.

3) Explore using mannerisms for your character

​Fantastically simple techniques that are great for developing a diverse range of tics and mannerisms for your character.​

4) Expand your skills at managing your characters physicality

Posture and movement are an obvious tool for creating character.  Add some more techniques to your toolbox.

5) Experience the intellectual rigor of The Rehearsal Room philosophies

The power of these techniques are directly connected to the strong intellectual foundations they have been built on.  Enjoy the stimulation of this challenging mature new approach.

6) Two different teachers share their different perspectives

Be involved in a unified approach with three different voices.

7) Acquire new understandings of old issues

If you are new to The Rehearsal Room this is a great opportunity to find out about these highly productive techniques and test out how they work for you.

8) Discover and test the fantastic space that is The Rehearsal Room's new home

You will love it.


  • You like exploring fresh new approaches
  • You respond  to a challenge that gives you a great chance to grow
  • You feel there is much about acting you don't clearly understand
  • You have heard how good The Rehearsal Room classes are and want to find out more
  • Your understanding of acting is based on the rules of acting rather than how to break them


  • You have much less chance of standing out from the crowd
  • TOTALLY realistic performances could well elude you
  • Reading a script while always exciting will also be confusing
  • Auditions will be scary rather than fun
  • You won’t know how to put yourself in charge of your impulses
  • You won’t be in charge of your performance.
Glenn, Richard & Kyah at the first $10 Sunday


Richard first discovered the core values of this technique when he was directing drama at the ABC in Melbourne in 1984. In an actor/director workshop run by the marvelous teacher Murray Hutchinson a simple, clear and common sense approach to Constantine Stanislavski’s theories was explained. Richard was captivated by the wonderful practicality of this approach and immediately started exploring it. He also began using it as the foundation of his directing techniques.


Kyahl Anderson has been studying The Rehearsal Room acting process for 5 years. He is totally on top of the theory and is so practiced at using it as an actor that he had 10 call backs for 10 consecutive auditions in 2017.

​Besides working effectively as an actor he is being regularly hired as a director because he is consistently delivering performances and productions that work. He has been teaching all levels of classes at The Rehearsal Room for 12 months and is receiving outstanding commendations from the actors he has instructed.​

One half day (10am - 4pm) - Sunday 18 Feb 2018

Learn skills you will use throughout your career. Learn to be real, to be versatile, to be a great listener and to be skilled in auditions. 

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