Sunday 9th April the Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actress
in a musical was won by LISA SONTAG. The character of Frenchie
in the Arena Spectacular of Grease was the performance
that attracted the attention of the judging panel.
expecting to win. She discouraged her mother from flying from
Sydney for the presentation saying, Nothing will happen.
But she was delighted with the award and the first person she
called, of course, was her mother. LISA has just completed her
first Rehearsal Room workshop. She found The Rehearsal Room very
helpful. "It pinpoints the things you need to work on"
she said. Lisa graduated from WAPAA in 2004.
was a fairly steady acting year for PETER DAVENPORT. He had guest
roles in Blue Heelers
as Leo Pascal; The Secret
(Channel 9) as Knight; M
(feature) as Constable Michael; Academy
(Aus/Japan co-prod feature) as Richard, plus a BBC
DVD UKTV campaign (voice) and a Fosters
despite these achievements PETER isnt waiting for the phone
to ring. In 2004 he created a series concept
for which he shot a seven minute promo. These efforts attracted
the attention of a producer. In 2005 this concept, Spin,
was funded by Film Vic for script development and that phase
is now complete. Recently the script and its producer were in
MIP seeking a co-production partner. Peter is hoping to gain
a part in the series and experience as associate producer. Hes
working at making things happen.
on the Move
having completed The Rehearsal Room TV Presenters Workshop in
2005, departed on Good Friday for a two and a half week shoot
in India. SHURA is co-presenting a documentary on achievable
travel. The documentary will explore the country, the culture
and the food of India. It is being produced by Jennifer Adams
for Channel 7. Jennifer is also hosting the show. The plan is
that this will be the first of a 10-part series involving travel
all around the globe.
who has nearly finished her MA in Journalism, has been doing
some presenting on SBS for the music show "Noise TV".
She is also in pre-production for an SBS doco on the Union
Movement and Human Rights.
The next TV Presenters
Workshop starts on Sunday 23rd April.
Information collected by The Rehearsal Room plainly indicates
why word of mouth is such a strong element in promoting these
workshops. The vast majority of actors who have attended the
classes believe that they get -
- more useful
- more teacher
- more improvement
in their work
... at the Rehearsal Room than they do at other classes. This
is because The Rehearsal Room has
- a simplified
view of the acting process
based on well-founded theory
- with effective
methods of implementation.
actors is consistently high in praise.
I still use all we learnt in the Rehearsal Room. I
do it because it works. Jules Lund - ('Getaway' Channel
Rehearsal Room pin-points the things you need to work on. - WAPAA Graduate and
2006 Green Room Award Winner Lisa Sontag.
more about myself in 10 weeks than I did in a three year degree
course at Uni
- a recent student.
classes start in the week commencing 24th April 2006.
CLICK for MORE information about Introductory, Advanced, Advanced (level 2), MASTER CLASS and TV Presenters Workshops.
NEW on the website
the long overdue Part 2 of ANDI LEW'S interview
The Road to Presenting.
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