WEBSITE for TRR
This new design
for The Rehearsal Room website has been created by actor/writer
She has provided a long overdue renovation of the current design
and layout. Although there are still many enthusiastic comments
about the content of The Rehearsal Room website increasingly actors
were finding it difficult to locate articles and information. Since
it was established in April 2001 the website has grown like topsy.
It now holds over 80,000 words exploring acting process.
design should make specific pages much easier for you to find when
you are visiting the website and we are hoping it will also make
The Rehearsal Room much easier to find when using the Internet search
As the website
is so large it has been impossible to thoroughly check all its functions.
If you find links that don't work or articles/pages that wont open please
let us know.
There are still some additional
changes to be made in the near future so keep an eye out for them.
A number of actors
have made suggestions about what they would like to have on the website.
Do you have any thoughts?
to all those actors who have contributed their views about the value of
Rehearsal Room process.
WORKSHOPS - A Growing Success
The Round 4 Audition
workshop, with Casting Directors Veronica Taylor and Dina Mann,
was a huge success. Both casting directors were impressed with the quality
of the actors they work with at The Rehearsal Room. At the end of her
session, Veronica Taylor (Casting Director with Mullinars Casting Consultants
who currently casts 'Home and Away') commented to the group about the
consistency of the work she had witnessed during the morning. She complemented
actors on their level of preparation.
Richard Sarell explained,
"The reason these workshops are successful is that the actors are
becoming more and more proficient at applying acting process." Actors
can plainly see the improvements they are making. It is because of the
practical nature of this view of acting process that casting directors
are seeing the quality of performances going up and up at The Rehearsal
Room. A number of actors achieved personal best performances at this workshop.
Building Knowledge and Experience
workshops build skill in a very productive way. JACKIE RAE LYTHGO
emailed The Rehearsal Room in July saying "I watched my tape the
other night from the 1st audition workshop to the last.... There's a BIG
Rehearsal Room actor CAROLINE
has been doing an excellent job reading for the current round of Audition
Workshops. Reading for Audition Workshops is another way that The Rehearsal
Room helps the more experienced actors continue to build skill through
ROUND of AUDITION WORKSHOPS
the preparation sessions for the next Audition Workshop on Saturday 16th
September. This time actors will be assessed by Independent Casting Consultant
Lynne Ruthven and Nathan Lloyd (Mullinars Melbourne).
will be the last Audition Workshop for this year with Casting Directors
Nick Hamon and Jan Russ (Neighbours) assessing the workshop.
NEW TV Presenting Gig
SHURA TAFT rang on 24th August 2006 to tell
The Rehearsal Room he had a contract with Channel Nine to co-host a Saturday
morning kids show with the working title "Kids WB". He will
be on air from 7:30am until 10.00am on Saturday mornings with co-host
GEORGIA SINCLAIR. GEORGIA has recently trained at
The Rehearsal Room. They rehearsed on Friday 9th September, recording
their first two shows on Saturday 10th September. Initially the pair will
be pre-recorded but once four shows have gone to air they will be broadcast
live. The first show will be aired on 16th September.
Since completing the TV
Presenters Workshop in July 2005 SHURA has worked hard at finding oportunities
to develop his skills and build his experience. He worked on a travel
documentary that was produced by Jennifer Adams and shot in India in April
2006. That programme will go to air on World Around Us on Channel 7 in
November or December.
The first Rehearsal
Room monologue workshop was a great success. The actors found The Rehearsal
Room process was very useful and in the course of one day everyone achieved
significant steps forward. Actor CHARITY
SHAW (right) tried
out the techniques the following day at an audition and got the gig. She
opens in "Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords)" on Tuesday
October 3rd at Gasworks Art Park.
Shortly after NICOLE
SARWEH wrote -
"I want to thank you for the workshop I did with you. I had an audition
last Thursday, I used your techniques and the casting agent was moved
by my work. He was really touched by what I did and the feedback he gave
me was very positive." ANDREA
McCANNON is also
performing a monologue in a Fringe Festival play "Mayhem in Milan"
which opens on Sunday 1st October at RUST Cocktail Lounge in Fitzroy.
the same inspirational workshop at the ABC in Melbourne which started
Richard Sarell's journey towards the view of acting process he teaches
at The Rehearsal Room. Twenty-one years later Peter and Richard came together
again to explore this view of acting process at the final evening of this
terms MASTER CLASS. Peter, now the producer of Neighbours, explained the
Neighbours schedule and the pressures this creates. He also explored his
view of performance process. It was a fascinating evening.
The next morning Paul
- "The insight which Peter presented on the varying topics he covered
was awesome. To think of the entire business from his very experienced
point of view has made me realize that we are very lucky indeed to have
people like yourselves who actively campaign for and represent the validity
of Australian content on our screens.
It was fantastic for the whole class to get the chance to work with him
and for this I would like to thank you both."
YOUR VIEW OF THE ACTING PROCESS
Next terms Rehearsal
Room classes start on the week commencing 9th October.
NOW (click here)
4 levels of carefully planned workshops from Introductory to MASTER CLASS
that allow actors to develop standout professional skills.
MORE) commences on Sunday 1st October.
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