There's no role too small to bring your absolute all. Love, enthusiasm, chemistry, secrets: every character has a soul, every scene an arc.
Refine your process, strengthen your technique, explore your onscreen nuance, work with modern tools (your smart phone)!
Our online courses offer actors of any age ways to learn practical skills for onscreen performance. Key Scene offers a signature to actors' work. Adult actors will be guided through a six-week writing/acting course, developing their own camera-ready scene that will spearhead their own feature project. Our course 'Reel' Acting brings actors through a training program for gaining emotional connection, analysing a scene they are carefully cast in and finally rehearsing and performing with their scene partner. Kids' Film introduces kids to acting, fostering unique talent with games and scene creation, culminating in making your very own film from home.
Our Full-Day Workshops are a creative friendly and incredibly helpful way to keep the tools of your craft sharp. After careful casting we provide you with a comprehensive way to prepare for your scene so that you get the most out of the workshop. On the day we dive deep into embodying a character, analysing a scene and finding authenticity and connection under the pressure of an onset environment. We then send you your best take from our dynamic tape approach for you to then broadcast or study.
The Performance Workshop is contemporary professional and practical. You are under the direction of passionate experts who will make you a better actor and give you good tape.
Inhabit a role, work with TV scripts, learn emotional connection for onscreen acting. Teens & Adults.
Perform the role you've always wanted to nail by writing your own killer scene and rehearsing it for performance under expert direction, two coaches!
Work with props and costume and act in your own fantastical world! Make your very own film at home with step-by-step professional direction! 7-11 yrs.
High Stakes: Getting to The Impulse
A deep-dive into TV Comedy: Honest Finesse
Contemporary TV Drama: Careful Casting
The Performance Workshop is proud to accept the NSW Government's Creative Kids $100 voucher. The voucher is aimed at making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities. To apply your voucher to a course with us, visit Services NSW.
Sarah is an award-winning writer/director best known for her play ANACONDA, her film YOU ME & HER and her VOD series EYES ON O'AHU. Sarah has spent the last decade directing actors in Los Angeles, and prior to that was Phillip Seymour Hoffman's assistant for theatre workshops in New York City. As an actor Sarah has trained with LA's Eric Morris and Leslie Kahn, and as a playwright she has workshopped with NYC's The Wooster Group, LAByrinth Theatre Company and New Dramatists.
Christopher is an award-winning actor with 18 years of professional experience. Onscreen he is best known for THE WATER DIVINER with Russell Crowe, THE BUREAU OF MAGICAL THINGS (Netflix) and recently acted alongside Tom Hanks in ELVIS, directed by Baz Luhrman. Christopher has trained with acting coaches considered the best in the world (Ivana Chubbuck, Larry Moss, Elizabeth Kemp, to name a few).
Rupert has had a profound career as an actor. From the original HEARTBREAK HIGH, to BLUE HEELERS, to MATRIX, and with many international credits since, Rupert is currently playing 'Pav' on THE HEIGHTS. With his decades of international television and film success, as well a post-grad in Directing at AFTRS and a Tropfest-winning film, Rupert brings a contemporary tapestry of understanding into what it is that makes onscreen performance captivating.
Practical Skills ~ Dynamic Tape ~ Expert Direction
The Performance Workshop is offering scholarships to First Nations actors who may struggle to cover registration.
If you would like to apply for funding, please email us with a short video or written reply expressing your interest.
Please register and pay your invoice within five days prior to the workshop so that we can make sure we cast you and get you your scene with ample time for us all to prepare. Payment secures your spot in the workshop, so we advise you do not delay, as spaces are limited. Unless otherwise confirmed between you and us, failure to pay on time will unfortunately mean you will lose your place in the workshop.
You are free to cancel with full refund if it is one week prior to the workshop. Cancellation within three to six days prior to the workshop will incur a $50 fee as it will be unlikely we will be able to recast your scene. If you cancel within 48 hours of the workshop, or fail to show up on the day, unfortunately there is no refund available.
Although this is very unlikely, in the case of our cancellation of the workshop, you will be issued a full refund.