CLASS IS FULL
decided to keep class sizes to a maximum of 8 actors this term.
As a result the Level One MASTER CLASS (to be re-named next term
the 'Advanced Level 2' workshop - see below) is currently full.
Actors interested in this class will need to go on a waiting
list in the hope of someone dropping out. However, there are
still places available in the Introductory, Advanced Level 1
and MASTER CLASSES. Enrolments for second term are
FOR SECOND TERM AND SAVE 5% (SEE BELOW)
Feed back from teenage actors in the Saturday morning classes
reveal a very strong response to The Rehearsal Room workshops.
Such comments as "these classes were much better than other
courses - more informative and more useful" were repeated
often. One young actor said, "I have learnt a lot more of
the basics than at other courses." Yet again The Rehearsal
Room was rated highly for the quality of the course (100%) and
the quality of the teaching. A previous survey by Melbourne University
Student Union Short Courses also rated The Rehearsal Room workshops
very highly. On that occasion some students rated the value of
the classes at higher than 100%
Daughters Director at TRR
Richard Jasek completed
the edit of his most recent McLeod's Daughters episodes in time
to attend the final night of the Level One MASTER CLASS for term
one. Richard generously shared his knowledge with The Rehearsal
Room actors and everyone had twenty to thirty minutes being directed
by him in the audition studio.
It was a very valuable
evenings experience. He congratulated the actors on their clear
level of process and their ability to take direction and make
changes. Richard thoroughly enjoyed the evening and expressed
interest in attending more sessions at The Rehearsal Room.
Nick Hamon attended
the final night of the Advanced Workshop for this term and actors
performed a general audition for him. This is the standard exercise
for this group and it is always a good test of process. CAROLINE
LLOYD emerged from her session with Nick Hamon, wrinkling her
nose with dissatisfaction. "I felt as stiff as a broomstick,"
she said. "Although," she added, "I often find
it hard to tell how I have gone."
In fact, the
results she achieved were fantastic. In the first take there
was no sign of the stiffness she felt had pervaded her work,
her listening was excellent and complex while there were many
splashes of bright engaging energy. It was an extremely good
audition. So, feeling comfortable is not a necessary ingredient
to success. What was clear was that good process will produce
LEVELS at The Rehearsal Room
Over recent terms the majority of actors who have completed the
Level Two MASTER CLASS have returned to repeat that level as
part of their on-going work in developing their skills. As a
result of this practical need an extra level has been introduced.
The new level
will be two Advanced classes - 'Advanced Level One' & 'Advanced
Level Two'. This will mean there are five levels of Rehearsal
Room workshops in all - they are Introductory, Advanced Level
One; Advanced Level Two, Level One MASTER CLASS and Level Two
Film Script for Level Two MASTER CLASS
This term the Level Two MASTER CLASS is only small in number
so instead of bringing in a director or casting director for
the final night it has been decided to develop a short film script.
The script has been developed Mike Leigh style with the actors
improvising scenes as part of their Week 7 & 8 classes. By
week 9 a read through was held of the completed 16 page script
and the Week 10 class was a full rehearsal. Shoot dates are yet
to be decided.
and Services Tax.
The Rehearsal Room
has been caught in the GST net and now needs to add GST to the
cost of the workshops. In fact The Rehearsal Room has paid the
GST for all actors who enrolled in the first term 2004 without
passing this extra cost on to the actors. However over the next
two terms the GST will be added to accounts in two stages. For
2nd term The Rehearsal Room will share the GST cost with actors
making the extra cost for 2nd term only a 5% increase. Third
term the full 10% GST will be added to accounts. This will not
affect the Teenage Classes as GST has already been included in
the course fee.
FOR SECOND TERM AND SAVE 5%
Part Three of
Greg Stone Interview is now available.
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