The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

Script Analysis And Scene Shaping With Nicholas Hope*

18 Aug 2014 -  08 Sep 2014
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 30 Jul 2014 09:00:00 to 21 Aug 2014 13:00:00

Event description:


This three-hour workshop will be held over four weeks commencing August 18 and then continuing on August 25, September 1 and September 8. From 6pm to 9pm. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop covers four Monday nights so please only apply if you are able to attend all four workshops and you are able to make a commitment.  

Do you yearn for a class situation where you simply get to practice the craft, with peer feedback? Join Nicholas Hope in a four week scene-study class concentrating on revisiting and using script analysis to give a scene shape and help make inspired choices. We begin with a simple reintroduction to the mechanics of script analysis, then get straight into rehearsing and playing the scene.

*For experienced actors: Experienced actors are actors who have completed a three year acting degree course or have had three years professional work. 

Bio of host:

Nicholas Hope has worked for the past 25 years as an actor in theatre, film and TV around the world. He won an AFI for his performance in Rolf De Heer's 'Bad Boy Bubby' and was nominated for the Norwegian Amanda Award for his role in Bent Hamer's 'Water Easy Reach'. Nicholas has a PhD in Performance Studies from The University of Sydney.




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