Australian actor Jessica Joseph-McDermott is living in Los Angeles and AussieTheatre welcomes her as a regular columnist. When you’re working on a scene, and you have to play a woman who’s just discovered her husband’s been fucking a goat for six months, you really need to stretch your mind and powers of imagination. This is… Read more.
This week’s coffee comes to you from sunny Sydney after returning from a fulfilling season of ‘Titanic: the Musical’ in Melbourne. Although life has changed gears with work and study replacing sleeping- in and matinees, I’m still on a high from being stage each night doing what I love. In fact, this high has now… Read more.
Kevin Jackson is gargantuan. Widely recognised as one of Australia’s most sought after acting coaches, for 29 years Kevin has taught at NIDA, the nation’s most prominent acting school, and risen to the helm of that lofty institution as its Head of Acting. The list of Kevin’s past students who have achieved cultural prominence is,… Read more.
Scott Williams, one of London’s foremost and longest standing Meisner Technique teachers, is heading to Melbourne for his 3 day ‘Taste of Impulse Workshop’ from the 23-25th of August at Feat In Space Theatre, Preston. American born Williams is an international director and teacher and is currently the Artistic Director of the UK-based Impulse Company…. Read more.
The countdown is on for audition season across the country and music theatre veteran Philip Quast is holding an intensive workshop to help candidates prepare. Each year, thousands of hopefuls get down to business in a series of auditions for Australia’s top performing arts courses, usually held between October and November. Entrance into these courses… Read more.
My second job ever on TV was the obligatory guestie on All Saints. Naturally I was excited – it was a kooky role on my Mum’s fave show! But actually one of the greatest thrills of the experience was getting the call-sheet for the table read and seeing ‘Anne Looby’ on the same page as… Read more.
Marika Aubrey’s exciting 2013 feature series How We Do What We Do made AussieTheatre history as the most popular regular column to appear on the website! With over 12,000 individual readers over the last year, Marika’s in depth and insightful interview series has captured the minds of the Australian and international theatre going public. At… Read more.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience working in the Russian acting traditions of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov and Maria Knebel, master director Leonid Verzub will lead his Action Analysis workshop in Melbourne throughout July. Bethany Simons spoke with organiser actor/director Ashley Wain about why this opportunity is so valuable for Australian actors. Like Chinese whispers,… Read more.
I am nervous when I drive to meet this month’s chat-ee, as this is the first subject I have NEVER ever met. I also happen to be a HUGE fan of hers, after seeing her Helpmann nominated role in the one-woman triumph that was Songs for Nobodies.
Last week, Bethany Simons audited segments of a four-day acting intensive with renowned acting coach Larry Moss – student of legendary teachers Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler. Presented by Melbourne’s 16th Street Actors Studio, this workshop provided an incredible opportunity for actors of all levels of training and experience to work under and observe Larry’s… Read more.