INTIMACY ON SET/STAGE WORKSHOP: FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS (SCREEN & STAGE)
Perth: November 12. Venue: TBC. Applications close: October 23
Sydney: November 17. Venue: AFTRS, Moore Park. Applications close: October 25
Brisbane: November 23. Venue TBC. Applications close: October 28
Melbourne: November 28. Venue: Arts Centre, South Bank. Applications close: October 29
Adelaide: December 5. Venue: TBC. Applications close: November 7
Auckland: December 11. Venue TBC. Applications close: November 12
During this six-hour workshop 10 actors and 5 directors/movement directors will become familiar with Ita’s approach to Intimacy on Set and will have the opportunity to workshop scenes in a controlled environment. Ita will spend time with each participant workshopping approaches to intimacy.
With theatre, TV, and film demanding ever more nudity and sexual content, how do actors and directors work to serve the production, and support the actor. This is a workshop for actors and directors interested in exploring clear guidelines when working with intimacy, and scenes with sexual content. The actor and director will gain key insights into how to approach intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity for theatre, and film, empowering you with clear guidelines when approaching this work.
We will explore the ethics when working with intimacy, from the auditioning process, to contracts, rehearsals, through to performance, or filming on set. We will role-play how and when to speak about the intimacy in a text or script with the director and actor. We will discuss agreements regarding nudity, modesty patches, and support from wardrobe etc. We will look at creating a safe environment through the use of a ‘closed rehearsal room/set’.We will sculpt moments of intimacy from scenes brought in by participants, putting into practice the Intimacy On Set Guidelines.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION DETAILS:
-This seminar is only open to directors/movement directors, and professional actors.
-There will be 15 participants; 10 actors and five directors. -
-The workshop is six-hours long.
-It is not possible to observe this Workshop.
-You will receive a Certificate of Participation on completion of the workshop day.
-You will be required to submit a headshot/CV, a brief summary of your experience of working with intimacy, what you would like to get out of the workshop.|
-There will be no nakedness or nudity in this workshop.
-You will be asked to conduct some research in preparation for the workshop.
-Please bring notebooks and pens, and wear clothes in which you can move.
-The workshop will be based on Chapter 9 from Actor Movement, Expression of the Physical Being, A Movement Handbook for Actors, by Vanessa Ewan and Debbie Green, p 245-259.
-Participants will be selected by Ita O’Brien and an industry judging panel
The Equity Foundation recognises the diversity of the Australian and New Zealand arts community and seeks to encourage a more realistic representation of society on our stages and screens. We strongly encourage applications from applicants of varied experiences, perspectives, and circumstances including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Māori, people with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTQI practioners. Venues will be accessible to those with visible and non-visible disabilities. The presentations will be suitable for sight impaired as the slides will be discussed.