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Feb 10

Acting Work Out – Drop Ins

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops , Online Classes

Acting Work Out - Wednesdays &
Sundays Drop In Online

Dates:

Wednesday 2021
Sunday 2021

Duration

Ongoing Weekly

Times

10am to 12 noon (Wed)
2pm to 5pm (Sun)

Tutor

Richard Sarell

Fee:

$25 session


CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON 15 MINUTES BEFORE A SESSION STARTS OR ANY TIME DURING A LESSON.
(That will take you straight to the Zoom 'Waiting Room' - if you aren't admitted quickly, text Richard on 0407 226620)

TRY IT OUT - your first session is FREE.


The ultimate ‘Drop-In Workshop”.  You can DROP-IN and do a scene or just DROP-IN and watch (for free).


These online Zoom sessions are a great way to keep exercising your acting muscles. Do an acting work out.  Bring a scene, grab a partner and get working.

Pay per session:

The fees are $25 per session.  You can https://paypal.me/TheRehearsalRoomVIC or direct bank deposit to ...    
BSB:   033 059     Acc:  338111


Save $40 and purchase any eight sessions for $160


Join​ "The Rehearsal Room Drop In Wednesdays & Sundays" Facebook Group. 

IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CHOOSE A SCENE PARTNER AND A SCENE TO WORK ON IN ADVANCE … 
Email any questions to richard@rehearsalroom.com or ring 0407 226620

Glenn Quinn Mama Mia, Spamelot, Jersey Boys [lead]

I was able to quickly overcome my long held misconceptions about what acting is and was ushered into a place of freedom, spontaneity and freedom with the scene.


How this session works?

1) A good way use the session is to organize a scene partner in advance

That way you can be learnt for the Drop In session on Wednesday.  Post a request on The Rehearsal Room Drop In WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS Facebook Group and see who might join you.    OR INVITE A FRIEND.

2) If you don't have a scene partner DROP IN ANYWAY.

You might find a scene partner on the day.  Have a scene on standby so you can email it once you do have a partner.
(Most scenes are gender neutral.  You can frequently swap a character's gender without any detrimental consequences.)

3) Practice your established skills and develop new ones

If you are already familiar with The Rehearsal Room techniques then this is a simple way to expand them further.  IF YOU AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THIS APPROACH USE YOUR OWN PROCESS AND SEE WHAT YOU LEARN.  Actors must be flexible, eh!!

4) You will rehearse in a 'Breakout Room' with your scene partner

The format is the standard approach to classes at The Rehearsal Room.  1) General discussion about acting theory  2) Actors move in pairs to 'Breakout Rooms' to work their scene (Richard can join you to offer advice.)  3) Rejoin the main group to play your scene and get feedback.

5) You can record your work

Zoom allows you to record your work so you can re-evaluate afterwards.

6) Enjoy a relaxed social environment

Enjoy the convivial atmosphere of these classes while you continue to explore the wondrous world of acting and KEEP EXERCISING YOU ACTING MUSCLES.  

6) Just keep on learning

You can make these sessions as challenging or relaxing as you like.  Actors who keep returning to The Rehearsal Room see there skills get better and better.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You have the foundations of The Rehearsal Room process in place and want to continue to build your skills
  • Gaining a basic understanding of this technique is your plan, this is a great way to do it
  • Fixing an acting problem is your goal - then discuss it in the session
  • Needing a stimulating way to freshening up your weekly routine is a requirement
  • Sharing your interest in acting with others of like mind gives you pleasure

IF YOU DON’T JOIN IN …

  • You will miss out on the FUN
  • You could miss finding an acting buddy or a new friend
  • You may never know the way this approach could change your view of acting and increase your skills
  • You will miss sharing stimulating views on a topic you love
  • You will never find out how much your skill could grow from these powerful techniques

ABOUT RICHARD...

Richard finds every workshop provides the opportunity not only for actors to grow more but also for the collective understanding of technique to grow more. The exciting element of these classes is that they train actors to think in a productive way about the practicalities of acting. The discussions are stimulating, purposeful and highly productive. Richard is always on the look out for the new view that he will learn from the next class. Some thought you philosophize about today might well be an exciting basis for tomorrow’s class.

Richard often says, “I get out of bed each day excited by the prospect of an unexpected new discovery.”



USE THESE EXCELLENT SESSIONS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
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. ​
AND ... HAVE SOME FUN!!!

Jul 14

MASTER CLASS ‘Eclat’

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

MASTER CLASS 'Eclat' - online face-to-face 

Dates:

Duration:

Times:

Tutor:

Full Fee:

Deposit:

Tuesday 6th Oct – 8th Dec

(10 weeks)

7.00pm to 9.30pm

Richard Sarell

$499.00

$61.50

A 19% DISCOUNT - ON PRE-COVID PRICES

OUTSTANDING performances were the hallmark of the last Eclat MASTER CLASS.  The other spectacularly consistent outcome was the quantum leap forward that actors made over the term. Exciting new refinements of process were discovered and tested. But, it was the overall quality of the performances that impressed 'Wentworth' Producer Pino Amenta on the final night of the term.


Expand the effectiveness of your skills to a highly professional level. Refine your techniques and practice very effective, uniquely practical add-ons. Directors will love your ability to interpret their notes. In the final session be directed by a guest director.

David Paterson Chopper, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Saving Mr. Banks, Frost Nixon

I have observed leading teacher directors in the US and UK and Richard shares with them that facility to guide actors through the guff to the heart of the scene.

What will be covered in this course?

1) Stretch your emotional range

This workshop will find new levels of emotional complexity for a character.   Emotions are directly connected to the level of success or failure we experience at achieving our goals.  Explore techniques that raise the bar on achieving more heightened outcomes.

2) Engage an audience with the power of the story

Delivering the story is the actor’s primary focus. You will be empowered to engage your audience with the real drama in a very real way.

3) Explore the issues that challenge an actor with a different theme each week

Challenging exercises that stretch the actor's capabilities to follow core process because they have extra tasks to incorporate

4) Define the issues that you find confronting and develop exercises to defeat them

Because of the level of experience in this group actors will participate in developing the challenges the group will face

5) Work on your US accent in the context of delivering the conversation

To work internationally being able to manage your accent and also act well are two essential ingredients

6) Challenge yourself, expand yourself and trust yourself

Be part of a course that takes your work to a new professional HIGH

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You have strong foundations of The Rehearsal Room process in place and want to continue to build your skills
  • There are still areas of acting process you wish specifically work on
  • You know that maintaining a craft means constantly practicing
  • You want to catch up with new techniques that have evolved at The Rehearsal Room
  • You want to keep working with actors who use these unique skills

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • You will compromise the consistency of your performances
  • Under pressure of an audition you will rush to make ineffective choices
  • You wont be able to process director’s notes effectively
  • You will often be confused about direction and uncertain how to implement it
  • You wont be able to monitor the bad habits that have crept into your work since the last class
  • You will miss out on the fun of the most enjoyable class in town

ABOUT RICHARD...

Richard loves conducting the MASTER CLASS sessions. It is in these sessions that new articulations of this acting process will emerge. It is here that the learning is shared between the actors and the teacher. Although actors may still be clarifying their understanding of the detail of The Rehearsal Room process in these sessions they are now ready for big challenges and strong critiques. Because we are all measuring performances from the same set of values the discussions are exciting and frank.



As actors negotiate their choices before starting a scene Richard listens to to the practical nature of the discussions. It gives him immense satisfaction to hear actors identifying problem areas ahead of time. He often says, “When I hear actors analyzing the potential problems in a scene and sharing a range of simple solutions my spirits instantly rise. One of the main values of this process is to empower actors to see the possible outcomes of their choices while they are still in the preparation stage. It has always been my view,” he says, “that a professional can always fix a problem when it arises. The next step in professionalism is when the actor can anticipate the problem before it arises. I see actors at The Rehearsal Room doing that all the time.”



Richard always remembers the actor who said, “Not only can I make clear choices now; but I can also guess the outcome those choices will generate AND I’m also be instantly ready to change them if they don’t work.”



Richard believes those are the professional skills that all actors should be able to deliver with ease


THIS COURSE STARTS - Tuesday 14th July 2020

TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO NEW HEIGHTS

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