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Oct 25

WEBINAR 8: Acting by Numbers

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

WEBINAR 8: Acting by Numbers

Dates:

Sunday 25 October

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Times:

6:30pm - 8:00pm Melbourne
8:30am - 10am London
9:30pm - 11pm New Zealand

Tutors:

Richard Sarell

Fee:

$10AUD


5 star rating



 "Great skills you can apply ... with immediate results" - Travis Waite (Melbourne)​​
"The webinar was brilliant! The demonstrations. were the best part of it." - Kanapathipillai Kapilthev (Sri Lanka)
"Don't be fooled by his humility, Richard is an exceptional teacher." - Janet Watson-Kruse (Melbourne)

Using a numbers system is a simple and fast way to manage character complexity and control the drama - sounds counterintuitive for an actor, doesn't it?  But it works.  It is a powerfully simple tool that will amaze you with the results it produces..

WEBINAR 8: on Sunday 25 October 2020 - $10
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  9:30am London

Richard knows his stuff.  He knows what actors must do to be real and he will explain it in simple terms that you can use now.

5-STARS

Kyla K Phoenix  actor

Getting your choices into the ballpark is the first step for the actor.  Once you have done that, understanding the value of numbers for the actor can help you stay there.

And on top of that, using numerical values can help you make fine adjustments to a performance. They can also clarify the communications between actor and director.

Alec Hartnell

"

Richard Sarell is one of the best teachers of acting. The world is lucky to have him in it and I’m so happy I found The Rehearsal Room.  Wish I found it years ago! Time and money well spent! 

5-STARS

Alec Hartnell actor


LEARN TO GENERATE PERFORMANCES THAT ARE CREATIVELY PLAYFUL and CONVINCINGLY REAL

Explore techniques that have been 35 years in development.  They bring a new clarity and functionality to acting technique.  

Explore techniques that not only effectively deliver creative choices for the actor but also enable you to measure the chances of success.  


THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • Clear and logical explanations work for you
  • An acting adventure is always fun
  • You love being involved with the development of new ideas
  • Understanding more about the actors and directors skill is your passion
  • Feel you often fall into the same traps
  • Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • rather than being relaxed at tackling new ideas you will be stressed
  • you could restrict your openness to new processes
  • applying yourself to unusual tasks will be challenging
  • making the obvious choice will become a more regular trap
  • you won't be confident about floating an unusual idea
  • the same mistakes will continue to occur

ABOUT RICHARD...

Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that that there were many unusual behaviours that he would have to encourage actors to adopt for their character.  One thing became quickly plain.  No matter how odd the behaviour was there was always a conscious or unconscious reason driving it.  Everything happened for a reason.

Working out how and why unusual behaviours occurred was fascinating.  Then learning to translate that knowledge into acting technique was another fascinating challenge. He became very skilled at it.

Actors have to do the same thing.  On some occasions they too are confronted by the unusual and have to start from scratch to work out a practical way to apply a new understanding to a performance.

This webinar will also therefore explore learning how to learn.


WEBINAR 8:
Sunday 25 Oct
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  8:30am London

Have a fun time learning. 



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Oct 18

WEBINAR 7: Listening

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

WEBINAR 7: Listening

Dates:

Sunday 18 October

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Times:

6:30pm - 8:00pm Melbourne
8:30am - 10am London
9:30pm - 11pm New Zealand

Tutors:

Richard Sarell

Fee:

$10


5 star rating



 "It warmed my heart to see such a bunch of serious actors" - Ofer Shafir (Israel)
"The webinar was brilliant! The demonstrations. were the best part of it." - Kanapathipillai Kapilthev (Sri Lanka)
"Don't be fooled by his humility, Richard is an exceptional teacher." - Janet Watson-Kruse (Melbourne)

​Sanford Meisner's techniques are much loved by many actors and directors.
But what are the strengths?  What are the traps? What are the myths?

WEBINAR 7: on Sunday 18 October 2020 - $10
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  9:30am London

Alec Hartnell

"

Richard Sarell is one of the best teachers of acting. The world is lucky to have him in it and I’m so happy I found The Rehearsal Room. Wish I found it years ago! Time and money well spent!

5-STARS

Alec Hartnellactor

Listening is the most fundamental element of the acting process. It's active listening that drives all the actors choices and makes a performance real.

This webinar explores the secret of good listening. It will identify the problem areas that you most regularly face and will get you try a brilliant exercise that is a refreshing application of Meisner technique.

Elizabeth O'Callaghan

"

Richard Sarell is a Master of his craft! In just 90 minutes he delivered a comprehensive webinar, provided many useful tools and devices to explore, as well as a thought provoking discussion.  Really looking forward to the next webinar on the Actor Director relationship.

5-STARS

Elizabeth O'Callaghan actor


LEARN TO GENERATE PERFORMANCES THAT ARE CREATIVELY PLAYFUL and CONVINCINGLY REAL

Explore techniques that have been 35 years in development.  They bring a new clarity and functionality to acting technique.  

Why do 70% of actors make the same mistake in the audition room?  That's a lot of actors making a basic mistake.

Perhaps there is a fundamental flaw in acting training that is the cause of such a consistent problem.

Explore techniques that not only effectively plan creative actors choices but also enable you to measure the chances of success.  


THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • Clear and logical explanations work for you
  • An acting adventure is always fun
  • You love being involved with the development of new ideas
  • Understanding more about the actors and directors skill is your passion
  • Feel you often fall into the same traps
  • Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • rather than being relaxed at tackling new ideas you will be stressed
  • you could restrict your openness to new processes
  • applying yourself to unusual tasks will be challenging
  • making the obvious choice will become a more regular trap
  • you won't be confident about floating an unusual idea
  • the same mistakes will continue to occur

ABOUT RICHARD...

Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that that there were many unusual behaviours that he would have to encourage actors to adopt for their character.  One thing became quickly plain.  No matter how odd the behaviour was there was always a conscious or unconscious reason driving it.  Everything happened for a reason.

Working out how and why unusual behaviours occurred was fascinating.  Then learning to translate that knowledge into acting technique was another fascinating challenge. He became very skilled at it.

Actors have to do the same thing.  On some occasions they too are confronted by the unusual and have to start from scratch to work out a practical way to apply a new understanding to a performance.

This webinar will also therefore explore learning how to learn.


WEBINAR 7:
Sunday 18 Oct
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  8:30am London

Have a fun time learning. 



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Oct 11

WEBINAR 6: The Actor/Director Relationship Pt3

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

WEBINAR 6:  FREE
The Actor/ Director Relationship
(on the set)

Dates:

Sunday 11 October

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Times:

6:30pm - 8:00pm (Melbourne time)

Tutors:

Richard Sarell

Fee:

FREE         (usually $10AUD)


5 star rating


THE SECOND FREE FIVE STAR WEBINAR

 WEBINAR 6; "The Actor/Director Relationship Pt 3" - working on the set

THIS WEBINAR will explore the techniques that lead to a clear actor/director communication.  ​How to give direction and how to take direction is the focus of this Webinar.

WEBINAR 6: on Sunday 11 October 2020
6:30pm Melbourne;  8:30pm Auckland;  9:30am London 
More information for Directors HERE.

IN WEBINAR 4 - the actors were cast
IN WEBINAR 5 - we explore fantastic, simple techniques that enable actors to create characters and change them in seconds.  Director's to control the outcomes and the discussion.
THEN IN WEBINAR 6 - the directors apply the processes and the actors deliver their performances.

Alec Hartnell

"

Richard Sarell is one of the best teachers of acting. The world is lucky to have him in it and I’m so happy I found The Rehearsal Room. Wish I found it years ago! Time and money well spent!

5-STARS

Alec Hartnellactor

THE WEBINAR PLAN
To explore the techniques that have been 35 years in development to bring a new clarity to acting technique.  Why 70% of actors make the same mistake in the audition room and how to fix it is the latest revelation from this remarkable approach.

These processes will be shared with two emerging directors so that they can then test them out directing four actors in two different scenes.

WEBINAR 5: explains these powerful techniques.
WEBINAR 6: actors and directors apply them and test them out.

​In future webinars you could be one of the actors to explore the processes.

THE AIM
Ground Zero for actors and directors is the actual time on set when they are working together.  The focus of these sessions is to learn how actors and directors can best collaborate to produce the dream production they are both working towards.

New creative partnerships might blossom from this collaboration.

THE COST
The cost of these one and a half hour webinars is usually $10 per participant - but these next two sessions are FREE.

Elizabeth O'Callaghan

"

Richard Sarell is a Master of his craft! In just 90 minutes he delivered a comprehensive webinar, provided many useful tools and devices to explore, as well as a thought provoking discussion.  Really looking forward to the next webinar on the Actor Director relationship.

5-STARS

Elizabeth O'Callaghan actor

DIRECTORS can still apply
If you would like the opportunity to actively participate in future Webinars on the actor/director relationship - choose a script - it should be a short film of approximately 10 - 15 minutes that you own or have copyright clearance on.

Then all you have to do is ...

  1. email Richard@rehearsalroom.com
  2. put "Actor/Director WEBINAR" in the subject line
  3. In the body of the email provide a short description of yourself by way of an introduction.
  4. Include a one sentence description of the film you wish to use and the age range of the characters you require.


LEARN TO GENERATE PERFORMANCES THAT ARE CREATIVELY PLAYFUL and CONVINCINGLY REAL


THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • Clear and logical explanations work for you
  • An acting adventure is always fun
  • You love being involved with the development of new ideas
  • Understanding more about the actors and directors skill is your passion
  • Feel you often fall into the same traps
  • Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • rather than being relaxed at tackling new ideas you will be stressed
  • you could restrict your openness to new processes
  • applying yourself to unusual tasks will be challenging
  • making the obvious choice will become a more regular trap
  • you won't be confident about floating an unusual idea
  • the same mistakes will continue to occur

ABOUT RICHARD...

Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that that there were many unusual behaviours that he would have to encourage actors to adopt for their character.  One thing became quickly plain.  No matter how odd the behaviour was there was always a conscious or unconscious reason driving it.  Everything happened for a reason.

Working out how and why unusual behaviours occurred was fascinating.  Then learning to translate that knowledge into acting technique was another fascinating challenge. He became very skilled at it.

Actors have to do the same thing.  On some occasions they too are confronted by the unusual and have to start from scratch to work out a practical way to apply a new understanding to a performance.

This webinar will also therefore explore learning how to learn.


WEBINAR 6:
Sunday 11 Oct
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  9:30am London

Have a fun time learning. 



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Oct 04

WEBINAR 5: The Actor/Director Relationship Pt2

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

WEBINAR 5:  FREE
The Actor/ Director Relationship
(from audition to the set)

Dates:

Sunday 4 October

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Times:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Tutors:

Richard Sarell

Fee:

FREE         (usually $10AU)


5 star rating


TWO FIVE STAR WEBINARS FREE

                                        WEBINAR 5: "The Actor/Director Relationship Pt2" - learn this unique technique
                                        WEBINAR 6; "The Actor/Director Relationship Pt 3" - apply it on the set

FOUR ACTORS NEEDED FOR THIS SUNDAY'S SESSION

MALE 45+;  MALE 25 - 35;  2 x FEMALE 25 - 38.   Jump on board.  Email Richard - contact@rehearsalroom.com
Deadline 7pm Thursday 1 Oct 2020.

THIS WEBINAR will explore the techniques that lead to a clear actor/director communication.  Learn how to control and change both the character and what is unfolding in any scene in seconds.  This effective approach to process empowers both the actor and the director to make clear and quick decisions.

WEBINAR 5: on Sunday 4 October 2020
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  9:30am London
More information for Directors HERE.

IN WEBINAR 4 - the actors were cast
NOW IN WEBINAR 5 - we explore fantastic, simple techniques that enable actors to create characters and change them in seconds.  Director's to control the outcomes and the discussion
THEN IN WEBINAR 6 - the directors apply the processes and the actors deliver their performances.

Samantha Jones

"

If you are looking for a platform that cultivates professional and successful acting, then this is the place. The atmosphere is positive and approachable. One of my favourite classes of my career. (Webinar 4:)

5-STARS

Samantha Jones actor

THE WEBINAR PLAN
To explore the techniques that have been 35 years in development to bring a new clarity to acting technique.  Why 70% of actors make the same mistake in the audition room and how to fix it is the latest revelation from this remarkable approach.

These processes will be shared with two emerging directors so that they can then test them out directing four actors in two different scenes.

WEBINAR 5: explains these powerful techniques.
WEBINAR 6: actors and directors apply them and test them out.

​In future webinars you could be one of the actors to explore the processes.

THE AIM
Ground Zero for actors and directors is the actual time on set when they are working together.  The focus of these sessions is to learn how actors and directors can best collaborate to produce the dream production they are both working towards.

New creative partnerships might blossom from this collaboration.

THE COST
The cost of these one and a half hour webinars is usually $10 per participant - but these next two sessions are FREE.

Janet Watson-Kruse

"

This was unbelievably good value  -  one and a half hours of gold from a master teacher.  (Webinar 3:)

5-STARS

Janet Watson-Kruse actor

DIRECTORS can still apply
If you would like the opportunity to actively participate in future Webinars on the actor/director relationship - choose a script - it should be a short film of approximately 10 - 15 minutes that you own or have copyright clearance on.

Then all you have to do is ...

  1. email Richard@rehearsalroom.com
  2. put "Actor/Director WEBINAR" in the subject line
  3. In the body of the email provide a short description of yourself by way of an introduction.
  4. Include a one sentence description of the film you wish to use and the age range of the characters you require.


LEARN TO GENERATE PERFORMANCES THAT ARE CREATIVELY PLAYFUL and CONVINCINGLY REAL


THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • Clear and logical explanations work for you
  • An acting adventure is always fun
  • You love being involved with the development of new ideas
  • Understanding more about the actors and directors skill is your passion
  • Feel you often fall into the same traps
  • Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • rather than being relaxed at tackling new ideas you will be stressed
  • you could restrict your openness to new processes
  • applying yourself to unusual tasks will be challenging
  • making the obvious choice will become a more regular trap
  • you won't be confident about floating an unusual idea
  • the same mistakes will continue to occur

ABOUT RICHARD...

Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that that there were many unusual behaviours that he would have to encourage actors to adopt for their character.  One thing became quickly plain.  No matter how odd the behaviour was there was always a conscious or unconscious reason driving it.  Everything happened for a reason.

Working out how and why unusual behaviours occurred was fascinating.  Then learning to translate that knowledge into acting technique was another fascinating challenge. He became very skilled at it.

Actors have to do the same thing.  On some occasions they too are confronted by the unusual and have to start from scratch to work out a practical way to apply a new understanding to a performance.

This webinar will also therefore explore learning how to learn.


WEBINAR 5:
Sunday 4 Oct
6:30pm Melbourne;  9:30pm Auckland;  9:30am London

Have a fun time learning. 



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Aug 30

Online Acting Class – Creating Character

By Richard Sarell | Online Classes

Online Acting Class  "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds"

Dates:

Duration:

Tutor:

Fee:

Available now

Ten Tutorials in your own time

Richard Sarell

View the first Tutorial for FREE -
the package is $225AUD

VIEW THE FIRST TUTORIAL FOR FREE

TEACH YOURSELF with these online classes. Use practical professional techniques in 10 video tutorials and 30+ exercises.  

By tutorial five you will be using these techniques in your next audition.

This is an acting revolution because it delivers a process that will fix all the problems created by the previous techniques you have learnt. If you feel that the processes you have been taught are too complicated - this is the technique for you. It works both for stage and for screen.

Brilliant new book to be released in Sept 2021

In an audition you have two tasks.
The first is to create the character.  The second is to deliver the story.  

This Online Acting Class gives you the tools to create a vast range of different characters quickly. That's what you need when auditioning. This course provides you with practical skills that are more efficient and more effective than anything you have done before.

An acting class that is perfect for the beginner actor and an exciting challenge for the experienced professional.  You will learn to create or change a character in 10 seconds - exactly what you need when auditioning.

It is an advanced approach to an online acting class that is clear, logical, easy to apply and you can instantly see results.

This is the 'DO IT YOURSELF' version of "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds".
THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS COURSE IS THAT YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF.
You get all the lessons, all the exercises and lots of clear guidance on how to measure your progress. It is amazing material. It is practical, professional and it works.

But, if you want one-on-one coaching then sign up for "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds - PREMIER".
If needed, you can upgrade to the "PREMIER" version at any time.


There are many exercises for you to build your skills

HOW THE ONLINE ACTING CLASS WORKS
There are
10 video tutorials for you.  Thirty exercises will build your skill plus quizzes to test your learning and many downloads with valuable information.

You can join the six actors who came together to test out these techniques for character creation. We recorded their journey of discovery to share with you. This is a new approach. Share the experience with the actors as they learn techniques that deliver in seconds a clear pathway to creating character.  You will learn with them.  And you can do the exercises, too. 

WHAT YOU GET!!!

Tutorial 1:
THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Tutorial 2:
THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CREATE
A CHARACTER

Tutorial 3:
HOW TO CREATE A CHARACTER
IN TEN SECONDS

Tutorial 4:
HOW IT WORKS

An introduction to the principles, philosophies
and the successes of this process.

Understand the core ingredients of character. 
What makes a character tick is the key
to creating one - these are the core issues. 

A clear demonstration of how practical and effective
this process is.  Watch actors try it out for the first
time and see how amazed they are at the outcomes.

Explains this clear and ... Oh!! ... so SIMPLE approach. 
Heaps of fascinating information
plus 2 extra exercises in this class.

Six more tutorials include -
Tutorial 5: DROPPING IN YOUR 'NEED'; Tutorial 6: LISTENING TO RELATIONSHIP; Tutorial 7: KEEPING IT SIMPLE AND ACTIVE; Tutorial 8: TIPS AND TRICKS; Tutorial 9: THE HISTORY OF THIS APPROACH; Tutorial 10: GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

Sophia LightfootActor - Queensland

This is a really high quality course. Its brilliantly presented in a format that is practical, easily accessible, easy to follow and easy to understand and gets rapid results.

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE …

  1. the actor's journey of discovery
  2. the questions they asked
  3. the new levels of understanding they achieve

Learn these unique techniques that transform your choices into positive performance outcomes.   Your understanding of how to create character grows in the same way as the actors in the group.

Actors from face-to-face classes share their views

ACCELERATED LEARNING

Everyone wants to learn quickly.  No one wants to waste time.  You need a learning system that explains techniques clearly and that arouses your interest.  This process will excite you to explore more and expand your understandings.  It is an approach to acting and learning that engages your participation and stimulates your imagination.  It is a very effective skill builder.  

HOW YOU LEARN
The quickest way for the actor to learn is to be able to instantly view their own work.  Reviewing a video recordings is 10 times more effective than just being lectured by the teacher.  The Rehearsal Room tradition has always been to shoot an acting exercise in every class. In the online acting classes actors also record their work for assessment.  The actor can follow the detailed instructions to self-assess their video or submit their exercises for personal one-on-one assessment by a professional director.

Video assessment is the proven key to quickly increasing your skill.
If you want personal one-on-one assessment of your video exercises sign up for "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds PREMIER" for the personal coaching option.

GET ONE-ON-ONE FEEDBACK

In the ‘PREMIER’ format you will have ONE-ON-ONE coaching and feedback.  Just upload your recordings of your exercises for very personal assessment by professional director Richard Sarell.  

CREATING A CHARACTER IN TEN SECONDS

TEN fascinating video tutorials that explain this process in very practical detail. 

Do more than THIRTY clever exercises that make the techniques clear and train you how to apply them.

There is plenty of guidance about how to assess your achievements and measure your success.  Answer quizzes that expand your knowledge and test your understanding.

THIS IS THE DO IT YOURSELF KIT!

CREATING A CHARACTER IN TEN SECONDS 
'PREMIER'

Get ALL the video tutorials with ADDITIONAL EXERCISES. PLUS you submit the videos of your exercises for one-on-one expert assessment of your exercises. Personal feedback and video conferences specifically for you.  (You also get feedback on your written exercises).

And you receive a completion certificate to confirm you achievements.

GET PERSONAL ONE-ON-ONE COACHING 

'Premier' is only $416

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS

You can work on your own with this version and assess your own progress. All the exercises have suggestions as to how you can check whether you are achieving a successful outcome and whether you are making progress. Or you can choose to do the Premier version and upload the video of your exercises to get one-on-one feedback. Or you can start with this self-assess version and upgrade to the Premier version at any time.

I AM READY TO START A JOURNEY THAT WILL CHANGE MY VIEW OF ACTING FOR EVER

Ann TruongRomper Stomper, Hard Target 2, Hunters, Schapelle, Neighbours

"Something clicks in every class. It’s an amazing feeling - knowing that you are going to learn something profound but you are yet to have any idea of what that is until it happens. I return each week excited knowing that I am about to experience this." 



ONGOING UPDATES FOR YOU
Once you have purchased the "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds" class you will receive, free of charge, ALL the ongoing updates that are published for this class.  As you will see in Tutorial 9 The Rehearsal Room continually explores new ways of using these techniques.  This is a natural evolution of the mindset that actors acquire from studying this course material.  The explanations of this process are so clear and practical that actors use their new understandings to experiment with new possibilities.   Sometimes the new understanding they achieve is so practical and so exciting we will just HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT.

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A 15 MINUTE ONLINE CHAT WITH RICHARD.  He wants to answer your questions and make sure the course is the right fit for you.

What will be covered in this course?

1) Learn how to build a character effectively

Throughout the history of acting tools that create a character are complicated and vague. These new techniques will enable you to create a believable character quickly. Managing character choices efficiently is the key to being an effective TV actor. You can learn to do it in seconds.

2) Be able to change the character without affecting other content

Character is a separate entity that should be managed in its own right.  You will be able to make huge changes to character if your director or casting director is looking for something different without changing the character's role in the story.

3) Understand how to create a character that audiences like

Casting Directors and Directors know that actors who deliver engaging performances are hard to find. If you can totally engage an audience with your performance, the professionals who want to hire you will instantly recognize your skills.

4) Gain a modern understanding of Stanislavski techniques

This is a no bullshit approach to traditional theories. It cuts through the complexities of other acting processes and explains them in a simple common sense language. You will be empowered by your new understanding of Stanislavski process. This is an acting process that makes sense.

5) Try exercises that develop your expertise

Amazingly effective exercises will both build your skill and expand your understanding.  This is an inventive and productive approach to learning how to create a character.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You are looking for a place to start building professional acting techniques
  • You have trained at a reputable school or university but have never been clear about what makes a character real
  • When the teaching you have experienced kind of makes sense but isn’t clear about what you have to do
  • You feel acting and life can be simpler
  • You sense your acting teacher is just directing you how to do a scene not teaching you how to act

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • You will make slow progress trying to find a system that works for you
  • Active realistic listening will probably elude you
  • Flexibility to take direction will be difficult
  • You won’t have an acting process that grows with you and for you
Richard Sarell

ABOUT RICHARD...

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 marvellous teacher Murray Hutchinson a simple, clear and common sense approach to Constantine Stanislavski’s theories was explained. Richard immediately began using these theories as the foundation of his directing techniques.


After watching Richard direct an actor on the ABC series “Embassy”, experienced British actor Brian Marshall commented, “That was pure Stanislavski!!” Other actors began to notice the difference and soon some began asking Richard to teach them the techniques he was using. Those requests generated what has now become The Rehearsal Room acting school in Melbourne. Over thirty-two years those common sense concepts have continued to develop and evolve.

Unlike any other acting process before it, the main focus of this approach is on engaging and entertaining an audience. Actors who can do that are a sought after commodity. Richard loves teaching it. You will love learning it.


IF YOU HAVE READ THIS FAR YOU MUST HAVE FOUND MANY THINGS THAT INTEREST YOU!!!

IF YOU HAVEN'T DECIDED TO SIGN UP AT THIS POINT THERE MUST BE A  QUESTION YOU DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO ...

DON'T HESITATE - EMAIL Richard@rehearsalroom.com AND ASK THAT QUESTION.
If you don't you will miss out on learning something important.    REMEMBER ... there are no silly questions.

For the actor delivering story is as important as creating a character and that will be our next online class

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. This workshop lays all the foundations for a professional acting career.

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Aug 29

WEBINAR 2: Improving Your Self Test

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

WEBINAR 2:  Improving Your Self Test
            The Recording

Dates:

Sat 29 August

Duration:

1.5 hrs

Times:

11am - 12.30pm

Tutors:

Richard Sarell

Fee:

$10


5 star rating

90 minute WEBINAR REPLAY
$10

IMPORTANT:  When you are enrolled make sure you download the scripts. That way you can do all the exercises and compare your choices to the participating actors.  MAKE THE MOST OF THIS UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

DID YOU DO WELL IN YOUR LAST SELF TEST AUDITION?
68% of actors create unlikeable characters
50% of actors create antagonist characters
THOSE WERE THE FINDINGS THAT RESULTED FROM OUR FIRST SELF TEST AUDITION WORKSHOP.

If your audience doesn't like your character why would they want to watch your story!!
If you create unlikeable characters why would a Casting Director cast you!!

What makes a character unlikeable?
How do you create a likeable one?
That's what we explore in WEBINAR 2.           VIEW HERE


In our first 'eye-popping' Webinar "ANATOMY OF A SELF TEST AUDITION" we saw that 68% of actors fell into a basic self test trap.  If you don't know what the trap is  ... you will  fall into it, too!!! 

ENROL NOW - DON'T DELAY
Make sure your name is on the enrolment list because on Wednesday 22 August at 6pm SIX ACTORS WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN from the list to be the ones to demonstrate the new techniques we are going to explore.Enter your text here...

TESTING OUT THE REMEDIES
Every problem needs a remedy.  Now that we know what the problem is, in Webinar 2 we will test out remedies.  That's what The Rehearsal Room does best -  we find fabulously practical techniques that are really effective at lifting the quality of a performance.

HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS ...

  • ON SATURDAY (in Webinar 1) we discovered a significant SELF TEST TRAP for actors and began suggesting remedies.
  • ON SUNDAY in our Drop In Session one actor tested out a remedy she had worked out. The result ... huge improvements in the performance outcomes.  She got a lot better.
  • ON TUESDAY in an evening class another actor tried his remedy for the problem. The result ... huge improvements in performance outcomes.  He got a lot better.
  • ON SATURDAY, in Webinar 2 you can be part of the next level of testing of these exciting concepts.  ENROL NOW.

MAKING BETTER DECISIONS:  In Webinar 2 actors will apply OUR BRAND NEW TECHNIQUES to test out how it works in a practical sense.  Already actors are applying this technique of their own volition and finding that it works.

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LEARN TO BE CREATIVELY CONFIDENT IN AN AUDITION


What you will learn in this session?

1) Whether the techniques work or not

Techniques that were developed as an exercise for the last Webinar appear to have a really practical application.  In this webinar six actors will test their actual effectiveness

2) The value of these techniques will be revealed

You will be able to assess the effectiveness of these techniques yourself and contribute to debate about how to change and improve them.  Their value will be judged by you..

3) How different actors applying the same parameters reach different results

This will be a greenhouse for the development and growth of our seedling concepts.  Your ideas can contribute the fertilizer to encourage the growth.

4) Actors will grow their understanding of how to improve their choices

By changing the choices and measuring the outcomes actor will learn to be more flexible and creative.  They will be gain a new confidence when taking direction.

5) Directors will discover how best to manipulate an actor's mind

Different actors respond differently to the same suggestion.  A variety of directing techniques will be explored.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • Clear and logical explanations work for you
  • Webinar 1 was exciting and very stimulating for you
  • You love being involved with the development of new ideas
  • Understanding more about the actors skill is your passion
  • Feel you often fall into the same traps
  • Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • rather than being relaxed, flexible and confident you will be stressed
  • you wont have a professional understanding of the audition process
  • confusing choices will be hard to resolve
  • your audition will be the same as everyone else's
  • rigidity in your choices will be the norm
  • the same mistakes will continue to occur

ABOUT RICHARD...

Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that many actors he auditioned didn’t actually listen in auditions.  He realised that it took many years of experience for actors to come to terms with and understand the audition process.

Having a practical understanding of what the actor's job is when auditioning is a massive help in enabling an actor to audition well.  Self test have added a whole new layer of complications.  Plus there are many myths about auditions and many confusions about what Casting Directors and directors are looking for.

Richard continues to analyze actors choices to define which ones are productive so that the actors he trains are equipped to make pro-active choices.  

Because our minds all work in the same way understanding actor's, like any of us, can make choices without knowing that they have made them.  Richard's aim is to put the actor in charge of their choices.


Saturday 29 August
11:00am to 12:30pm

Learn skills you will use throughout your career. 

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Feb 07

Online Acting Class – Creating Character PREMIER

By Richard Sarell | Online Classes

Online Acting Class  "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds PREMIER"

Dates:

Duration:

Tutor:

Cost:


New Intake 7 Feb 2020

Ten Tutorials - do 1 a week

Richard Sarell

$416

NEW INTAKE of 12 Actors - supervised lessons - one-on-one feedback
NEW intake available NOW 

When auditioning, an actor has two tasks. The first is to create the character. The second is to deliver the story.  This Online Acting Class gives you the tools to create a vast range of different characters quickly. That's what you need when auditioning. Offering a credible character and being ready to change a lot if the director wants something different are essential skills.

This course provides practical skills that are more efficient and more effective than out-dated traditional processes.

Or start with the 'Do It Yourself' option.  You get all the tutorials all the exercises plus guidance how to assess your progress but NOT THE ONE-ON-ONE coaching.  Save$190.

The theory and the exercises exceed university standards ...

ONE-ON-ONE supervision with director, Richard Sarell, makes this acting class perfect for the beginner actor and an exciting challenge for the experienced professional.  Be guided to master professional skills that create or change a character in 10 seconds - exactly what you need when auditioning.

It is an advanced approach to an online acting class that is clear, logical, easy to apply and you can instantly see results.

ENROL NOW and receive a 12-month subscription to an ever-increasing list of very practical acting tips for FREE.
ACTING TIPS TO INSPIRE - free with this purchase

There are many exercises for you to build your skills

HOW THE ONLINE ACTING CLASS WORKS
There are
10 video tutorials for you.  Thirty exercises will build your skill plus quizzes to test your learning and many downloads with valuable information.

You can join the six actors who came together to test out these techniques for character creation. We recorded their journey of discovery to share with you. This is a new approach. Share the experience with the actors as they learn techniques that deliver in seconds a clear pathway to creating character.  You will learn with them.  And you can do the exercises, too. 


ONGOING UPDATES ARE AUTOMATICALLY EMAILED TO YOU

Click HERE to read the terms and conditions

Quote from University Graduate Kate Allnutt

WHAT YOU GET!!!

Tutorial 1:
THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Tutorial 2:
THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CREATE
A CHARACTER

Tutorial 3:
HOW TO CREATE A CHARACTER
IN TEN SECONDS

Tutorial 4:
HOW IT WORKS

An introduction to the principles, philosophies
and the successes of this process.

Understand the core ingredients of character. 
What makes a character tick is the key
to creating one - these are the core issues. 

A clear demonstration of how practical and effective
this process is.  Watch actors try it out for the first
time and see how amazed they are at the outcomes.

Explains this clear and ... Oh!! ... so SIMPLE approach. 
Heaps of fascinating information
plus 2 extra exercises in this class.

Six more tutorials include -
Tutorial 5: DROPPING IN YOUR 'NEED'; Tutorial 6: LISTENING TO RELATIONSHIP; Tutorial 7: KEEPING IT SIMPLE AND ACTIVE; Tutorial 8: TIPS AND TRICKS; Tutorial 9: THE HISTORY OF THIS APPROACH; Tutorial 10: GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

Sophia LightfootActor - Queensland

This is a really high quality course. Its brilliantly presented in a format that is practical, easily accessible, easy to follow and easy to understand and gets rapid results.

Read terms and conditions HERE

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE …

  1. the actor's journey of discovery
  2. the questions they asked
  3. the new levels of understanding they achieve

Learn these unique techniques that transform your choices into positive performance outcomes.   Your understanding of how to create character grows in the same way as the actors in the group.

Actors from face-to-face classes share their views

ACCELERATED LEARNING

Everyone wants to learn quickly.  No one wants to waste time.  You need a learning system that explains techniques clearly and that arouses your interest.  This process will excite you to explore more and expand your understandings.  It is an approach to acting and learning that engages your participation and stimulates your imagination.  It is a very effective skill builder.  

HOW YOU LEARN
The quickest way for the actor to learn is to be able to instantly view their own work.  Reviewing a video recording is 10 times more effective than just being lectured by the teacher.  The Rehearsal Room tradition has always been to shoot an acting exercise in every class. In the online acting classes actors also record their work for assessment.  The actor can follow the detailed instructions to self-assess their video or submit their exercises for personal one-on-one assessment by a professional director.

Video assessment is the proven key to quickly increasing your skill.

GET ONE-ON-ONE FEEDBACK

In the ‘PREMIER’ format you will have ONE-ON-ONE coaching and feedback.  Just upload your recordings of your exercises for very personal assessment by professional director Richard Sarell.  

CREATING A CHARACTER IN TEN SECONDS
'PREMIER'

TEN fascinating video tutorials that explain this process in very practical detail. 

More than THIRTY clever exercises that make the techniques clear and train you how to apply them.

YOUR EXERCISES WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY ASSESSED by a director with 25 years experience.  You will be guided personally to understand your strengths and assisted to remedy issues. Ultimately, you will learn how to assess your  own achievements and measure your own success.  

ACHIEVE A POWERFUL PROFESSIONAL UNDERSTANDING

Actors are currently using this process on series TV and feature film shoots.  It is so efficient that their preparation time is considerably reduced. Their planning has them able to offer a variety of very practical options to a director.  Their confidence is high because their choices are clear and specific.  This is a process that makes sense.  

The one-to-one feedback you get from the exercise videos you submit will enable you to build those professional skills.  

And you receive a completion certificate to confirm you achievements.

Real Value $490
WILL NEVER AGAIN BE AVAILABLE FOR $220

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS

You can work on your own and assess your own progress. All the exercises have suggestions as to how you can check whether you are achieving a successful outcome and whether you are making progress. Or you can choose to do the Premier version and upload the video of your exercises to get one-on-one feedback. Or you can start with the self-assess version and upgrade to the Premier version at any time.

I AM READY TO START A JOURNEY THAT WILL CHANGE MY VIEW OF ACTING FOR EVER

Read 'Terms and Conditions' HERE

Ann TruongRomper Stomper, Hard Target 2, Hunters, Schapelle, Neighbours

"Something clicks in every class. It’s an amazing feeling - knowing that you are going to learn something profound but you are yet to have any idea of what that is until it happens. I return each week excited knowing that I am about to experience this." 



ONGOING UPDATES FOR YOU
Once you have purchased the "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds" class you will receive, free of charge, ALL the ongoing updates that are published for this class.  As you will see in Tutorial 9 The Rehearsal Room continually explores new ways of using these techniques.  This is a natural evolution of the mindset that actors acquire from studying this course material.  The explanations of this process are so clear and practical that actors use their new understandings to experiment with new possibilities.   Sometimes the new understanding they achieve is so practical and so exciting we will just HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT.

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A 15 MINUTE ONLINE CHAT WITH RICHARD.  He wants to answer your questions and make sure the course is the right fit for you.
Email contact@rehearsalroom.com to make an appointment.

What will be covered in this course?

1) Learn how to build a character effectively

Throughout the history of acting tools that create a character are complicated and vague. These new techniques will enable you to create a believable character quickly. Managing character choices efficiently is the key to being an effective TV actor. You can learn to do it in seconds.

2) Be able to change the character without affecting other content

Character is a separate entity that should be managed in its own right.  You will be able to make huge changes to character if your director or casting director is looking for something different without changing the character's role in the story.

3) Understand how to create a character that audiences like

Casting Directors and Directors know that actors who deliver engaging performances are hard to find. If you can totally engage an audience with your performance, the professionals who want to hire you will instantly recognize your skills.

4) Gain a modern understanding of Stanislavski techniques

This is a no bullshit approach to traditional theories. It cuts through the complexities of other acting processes and explains them in a simple common sense language. You will be empowered by your new understanding of Stanislavski process. This is an acting process that makes sense.

5) Try exercises that develop your expertise

Amazingly effective exercises will both build your skill and expand your understanding.  This is an inventive and productive approach to learning how to create a character.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You are looking for a place to start building professional acting techniques
  • You have trained at a reputable school or university but have never been clear about what makes a character real
  • When the teaching you have experienced kind of makes sense but isn’t clear about what you have to do
  • You feel acting and life can be simpler
  • You sense your acting teacher is just directing you how to do a scene not teaching you how to act

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • You will make slow progress trying to find a system that works for you
  • Active realistic listening will probably elude you
  • Flexibility to take direction will be difficult
  • You won’t have an acting process that grows with you and for you

ABOUT RICHARD...

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 these theories and immediately started exploring it. He also began using it as the foundation of his directing techniques.

After watching Richard direct an actor on the ABC series “Embassy”, experienced British actor Brian Marshall commented, “That was pure Stanislavski!!” Other actors began to notice the difference and soon some began asking Richard to teach them the techniques he was using. Those requests generated what has now become The Rehearsal Room acting school in Melbourne. Over thirty-two years those common sense concepts have continued to develop and evolve.

This is a practical, professional approach focused on delivering the performance outcomes that directors and casting directors are looking for. Unlike any other acting process before it the main focus of this approach is on engaging and entertaining an audience. Actors who can do that are a sought after commodity. Richard loves teaching it. You will love learning it.


IF YOU HAVE READ THIS FAR YOU MUST HAVE FOUND MANY THINGS THAT INTEREST YOU!!!

IF YOU HAVEN'T DECIDED TO SIGN UP AT THIS POINT THERE MUST BE A  QUESTION YOU DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO ...

DON'T HESITATE - EMAIL Richard@rehearsalroom.com AND ASK THAT QUESTION.
If you don't you will miss out on learning something important.    REMEMBER ... there are no silly questions.

For the actor delivering story is as important as creating a character and that will be our next online class

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. This workshop lays all the foundations for a professional acting career.

Jan 30

SD Cards for Classes

By Richard Sarell | Uncategorized

SD CARDS
for classes


Buying an SD Card

​Canon recommendations for The Rehearsal Room's Camera are -

The camera has been tested on Panasonic, Toshiba and Sans Disk cards.   SD of 64 MB or smaller cannot be used to record video.   Canon recommend using cards with a Speed Class of 4.6 or 10.  Canon recommend the card size you use be 128MB or larger.​

​The Rehearsal Room is using ... San Disk Extreme  90MB/s  32GB   (Rating 10)

​At Officeworks it cost $39.oo (on 30 Jan 2018).  There is also a 16GB Extreme at $22 and a 16GB Ultra that will probably do the job at $12.99.


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Sign up here ...

Ann Truong Hard Target 2, Hunters, Schapelle, Neighbours

"Something clicks in every class. It’s an amazing feeling - knowing that you are going to learn something profound but you are yet to have any idea of what that is until it happens. I return each week excited knowing that I am about to experience this." 


Learn the key foundation skills for a professional acting career in this Melbourne acting class. It is a modern approach that has all the best elements of traditional processes plus many gems of its own. It’s an acting process for our times.


ABOUT RICHARD...

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.

After watching Richard direct an actor on the ABC series “Embassy”, experienced British actor Brian Marshall commented, “That was pure Stanislavski!!” Other actors began to notice the difference and soon some began asking Richard to teach them the techniques he was using. Those requests generated what has now become The Rehearsal Room acting school in Melbourne. Over thirty-two years those common sense concepts have continued to develop and evolve.

This is a practical, professional approach focused on delivering the performance outcomes that directors and casting directors are looking for. Unlike any other acting process before it the main focus of this approach is on engaging and entertaining an audience. Actors who can do that are a sought after commodity. Richard loves teaching it. You will love learning it.


Nov 21

Audition Workshop – Dave Newman

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

ONLINE Self-test Audition Workshop

Dates:

Sat 21 November

Duration:

4 hrs

Times:

9 am - 1 pm

Tutors:

Dave Newman - McSweeney Newman Casting
(Richard Sarell)

Fee:

$122

Self Test Audition Workshop


A CHANCE FOR YOU TO EXCEL

CASTING DIRECTOR DAVE NEWMAN says, "We need to ask ourselves, when looking at an audition, could I watch another 9 hours of this character?"

The challenge for actors in this next audition workshop is to NOT fall into the "SORRY, HATE, ANGER" trap that Dave Newman believes often restricts actors.  The goal is to create complex, likeable characters that deliver the story's drama.  Dave has received thousands of self test auditions.  His expert advice will help you embrace the opportunity to take control of your self test audition. 

You can test out your choices in a pre-recorded SELF TEST and THEN get feedback in this session from Casting Director Dave Newman (Australia Day, The Family Law, The Inbetweeners) about other options.  Dave will then direct you live in this online session.

Actors also get feedback from TV Director RICHARD SARELL (View his CV HERE).  

An acting challenge that will expand your understanding and your skill.  

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORKSHOP RUNS:-

  1. Submit your self test prior to the session.
  2. Then view it with Casting Director DAVE NEWMAN and get his feedback during your session.  
  3. NEXT you get direction from DAVE NEWMAN about the changes he would suggest and you immediately implement those options LIVE to demonstrate your audition skills.  (You can record your performance to review it.)
  4. You also get ONE-ON-ONE TIME with director and acting coach Richard Sarell. Get practical acting tips on how to implement change to avoid falling into the common traps.  (A perfect opportunity to sample the power of The Rehearsal Room acting process.)
  5. At the end of the session participate in a general discussion about the audition process in this post Covid-19 world.

LEARN TO BE CREATIVELY CONFIDENT IN AN AUDITION


DOUBLE THE VALUE

Casting Director David Newman

Dave Newman

McSweeney Newman Casting
President Casting Guild of Austalia


GET PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FROM CASTING DIRECTOR DAVE NEWMAN ABOUT ..

  • Your self-test shooting set up
  • Your approach to delivering a good audition
  • The other things you could consider in your preparation 
  • What your strength is in the audition room and what you can work on
  • The key essentials for an audition
  • Richard Sarell

    Director - Acting Coach


    DISCOVER KEY INGREDIENTS OF THE REHEARSAL ROOM APPROACH  ...

    A university trained actor recently recorded a self test using The Rehearsal Room techniques for the first time.  Immediately there was a shift in his performance.  He sent the best take off to his agent and got an immediate response. "THAT'S THE BEST SELF TAPE I'VE SEEN YOU DO!"  -  It's a tested process that delivers.

    AN AUDITION WORKSHOP WITH A DIFFERENCE

    In our previous Audition Workshop in August 68% of participating actors created unlikeable characters in their self test.  Casting directors say this exceptionally high outcome is a very common occurrence.  This indicates the core processes those actors used led them to an unproductive result meaning they have wasted their first run of the scene.

    This workshop provides the opportunity to break those patterns that hold you back from attracting attention with your auditions.  

    What you will get from this course?

    1) Do's and don'ts for self tests

    Acquire an understanding of the obvious traps

    2) Get great tips on general casting issues

    During the briefing session at the end of the workshop you will get practical hands-on advice from Casting Director Dave Newman.

    3) The opportunity to ask questions

    You will be able to ask questions in the briefing session about the personal areas of confusion or concerns you have.

    4) Get specific analysis of your acting technique

    In your one-on-one time with television director Richard Sarell you will get direct honest feedback about your acting technique and your audition technique.  Sometimes your acting techniques are great but your audition technique doesn't display your strengths.  Richard will assist you with clear and practical advice.

    5) Make progress at being less nervous in auditions

    Nerves can have a big impact on the outcome of an audition.  Doing an audition should be an ordinary experience rather than an exceptional one.  That is a skill that needs to be acquired and practiced.

    Scenes are supplied by the Casting Director DAVE NEWMAN. for these workshops.  The choice of which one you wish to work on is yours. YOU WILL HAVE THREE DAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR SELF TEST.  A reader will be available on Saturday morning 21 November to work with you on the live component of this workshop.  That's when you get to re-work the scene under DAVE NEWMAN'S direction.

    Four actors

    One-on-one Coaching

    Coaching Sessions with Richard are $60 for 1 hour (Covid-19 price) but are only $45 (Covid-19 price) for actors who have trained for a term at The Rehearsal Room.  

    Ring 0407 226 620 or email contact@rehearsalroom.com to book. It is best that you record your self test independently and then come for coaching to prepare for responding to Dave's direction.

    I’ve really rediscovered my passion for screen acting. I used to leave screen classes feeling deflated and unsure of myself but when I leave The Rehearsal Room, I feel inspired to keep working harder. Truly, thank you.


    Stef Caccamo

     WAAPA Graduate

    For an actor a scene must do more than further the plot - it must explore the relationship between characters. Richard has a gift for making this process clear and simple. His direction gives me confidence to trust my own intuition, thus allowing the character room to breathe...

    Shane Porteous

    Shane Porteous

     Lead actor - A Country Practice

    THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

    • You to advance skill levels and career options during lockdown
    • You are never sure exactly what a casting director is looking for
    • You have made great plans for your audition but never deliver them
    • Don't know how to conduct yourself in an audition
    • Are not sure if your self test set-up is a good enough standard
    • You feel an audition is a competition that you must win

    IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

    • you could continue to feel uncomfortable when shooting your self tests
    • you wont have a professional understanding of the audition process
    • will remain confused about issues that should be clear to you
    • you will reduce your chances of doing a good audition
    • be rigid in your choices rather than relaxed, flexible and professional

    ABOUT RICHARD...

    Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that many actors he auditioned didn’t actually listen in auditions.  And he realised this was sometimes due to lack of understanding and sometimes to do with nerves.  That was why he devised a workshop that would help actor's acquire skills to defeat the audition stresses.

    THE AIM of these sessions was to enable actors TO BE CREATIVELY FREE in an audition not restricted by fear.

    REVEALING THE MYTHS
    Having a practical understanding of what the actor's job is when auditioning is a massive help in enabling an actor to audition well.  These workshops aim to quickly build an actor's understanding of the audition process - which usually takes actors years of professional experience to acquire. There are many myths about auditions and many confusions about what Casting Directors and directors are looking for.

    LEADING THE WAY
    Richard was one of the first acting teachers to begin running workshops that allowed actors to interact with Casting Directors.  The aim was to give actors experience of the audition room so that they can approach an audition in a relaxed, focused and professional way.

    These are the only workshops where actors also receive analysis and feedback from a director as well as a casting director.  This combined input from two different entertainment professionals makes these workshops unique and incredibly valuable.


    Saturday 21 Nov

    Learn skills you will use throughout your career. 

    YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE eNEWSLETTER MAILING LIST HERE.


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    Karla Hillam as the Ugly Duckling
    Sep 19

    An Outstanding Level of Skill

    By Richard Sarell | News

    “Mesmerising!” was the comment from one audience member.
    “I couldn’t take my eyes off her,” was another comment.

    This was a performance that was great fun. We laughed and were moved. The time flew by. And at the end we understood.

    KARLA HILLAM’S stage presence was captivating, powerful and very entertaining. She had assembled a great team for her first solo cabaret performance. The direction was excellent, the musical arrangement impeccable, the costumes wonderful and her own performance was outstanding.

    What are the ingredients that make such a performance a success?

    They are …

    • a clear and purposeful communication with the audience,
    • an actor who is totally comfortable and having fun,
    • elements of comedy, drama, irony and pathos in excellent balance
    • and an actor whose technique is so refined all you can see is the character.

    The actor’s job is really simple, isn’t it? It is to engage an audience and entertain them by taking them on a journey through the story. That’s what KARLA HILLAM succeeded in doing, in spades, on the opening night of her cabaret show, “Ugly Duckling” at the Butterfly Club (check here for times).

    The last time I saw a Rehearsal Room actor on stage with such a strong presence was watching GLENN QUINN as an understudy in “Jersey Boys” at the Princess Theatre. GLENN went on to play a lead in that show 300 times. In a similar way KARLA delivered the same stage presence that demanded you watch her. When those qualities are present the hopes for a bright future are strong.

    Congratulations, KARLA HILLAM!!

    [Written & directed by Spanky; Musical Direction by Andrew Kroenert; Choreography by Brett Fisher; Sound and Lighting by Dan Barca; Costumes by June Robertson and Tristan Seebohm]