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

Comedy Acting With Jonathan Biggins

15 Nov 2015
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 21 Oct 2015 09:00:00 to 08 Nov 2015 22:00:00

Event description:


An opportunity to work on comedy acting in a workshop environment with Jonathan Biggins. (Please note: This is for experienced actors - who have completed a three year acting degree or who have worked full time as an actor for at least three years.)   

Bio of Host:

Jonathan is a versatile character actor who has appeared for all the major state theatre companies. Highlights of his career include playing Peter Sellers in Ying Tong and Henry Carr in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, both for the Sydney Theatre Company. He is also one of the creators of the Wharf Revue and the director of the national tour of Avenue Q and Noises Off for STC.




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