are very useful as they provide the opportunity to focus fully
on acting tasks rather than operating as a part-timer which is
how many actors are forced to function. Combine that intensity
with the uniquely practical nature of Rehearsal Room workshops
and participating actors were excited by their achievements and
by the techniques they learnt.
Rehearsal Room process is simple and gives results and
I found it compatible with other acting philosophies and technique's,
but somehow this one made sense in a very practical way.
I had some wonderful revelatory moments during the week.”
Linda Keys-McCormack. (MORE)
workshop provide a number of revelatory moments for actors. You
can read about one of in the new
Director’s Notes on ‘Listening’.
was a great course and although I need to practise what I've learned
to make it consistently work for me, it will hold me in good stead
for my future performances.” Kristen May (MORE)
O'MELEY, KRISTEN MAY &
shoot a scene on the final day.
O'MELEY & DANIEL MCBURNIE
shoot their scene on the final day.
workshop included a great exploration of fundamental process issues
(including how to make good decisions fast), television techniques
and monologue skills. On the final day each actor shot at least
one scene movie style.
Intensives are just one way of accessing Rehearsal Room processes.
These processes help actors stand out from the crowd.
Play in Production – Auditions Soon
Richard Sarell is directing a play which is booked for the larger
theatre at Chapel Off Chapel from the end of April. “Hobson’s
Choice” by Harold Brighouse is a charming period comedy set
in the 1870’s and requires a large
cast of 12 actors – 5 females and 7 males. Auditions
will be announced shortly. (TO
VIEW CAST LIST CLICK HERE)
the focus is on finding designers for the show but the audition process
will be underway shortly. The script will be available
at The Rehearsal Room for those who wish to read more detail than
just the information in their audition scenes.
DARREN MORT who has produced a number of successful productions including
some at Chapel Off Chapel is producing the play. It will be a co-op
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTORS TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS THROUGH THE
Blog a Great Experience
they are not yet all online, eight (8) entries of The Rehearsal
Room fictional video blog “Forrest’s
New Beginning” have now been shot. New episodes will
be recorded in the New Year. The entries run between three and
five minutes and so far have been shot as single shot, continuous
action pieces. At this stage, nine actors have played roles in
around Forrest’s life and many more characters will be created
in future episodes.
are finding this is great experience as it is not like doing a
class. It in fact has all the responsibilities of doing a shoot.
Plus the level of difficulty is quite challenging as the scenes
are longer in duration than a standard television scene. One scene
ran for nearly 4 minutes with a cast of five (5).
COUSINS, REBECCA ASHA & DANIEL McBURNIE in Blog No.
The Rehearsal Room is still having difficulty finding a satisfactory
way of getting Forrest's Blog on the Internet so you can all view
it. Thus far we are using Youtube.com but other productions are achieving
a higher quality on Youtube than we are managing. If anyone has any
suggestions to offer please contact The Rehearsal
New Term of Classes
What are your plans for this term? The Rehearsal Room is the place that
will make a significant difference to your acting. In this competitive
environment you need to stand out from the crowd. Being able to change
your performance quickly and deliver consistently are the major ingredients
that make you a hirable actor. These are the specialist skills actors
acquire at Rehearsal Room classes. NEW TERM STARTS FROM 22nd JANUARY.
BOWERS won a role in the feature film “The King” which
she shot before Christmas. Following on the heels of “Black
Rock” PAUL COUSINS has been offered the opportunity to appear
in another play, “The Object of Desire” at La Mama.
CAROLINE LLOYD had a successful time at 'Short and Sweet' being
in two different plays and PETER DAVENPORT has been asked to return
to the Writing Department of Neighbours in 2007. While, CLEM MALONEY,
who is making a short film on 35mm, commenced shooting before
Christmas. Well done to all.
WISHES TO ALL REHEARSAL ROOM ACTORS FOR 2007
IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING
These Directors Notes are the result of a workshop discussion last
year. Recognizing their value they were written up but had not been
presented prior to the Summer Intensive. There it was discovered they
were of great value. Now they are available on The Rehearsal Room
website – LISTENING,
‘The Key to Everything’.
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