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.

Masterclasses
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.
Workshops
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

Music Theatre Masterclass With US Director/Casting Director, Eric Woodall

12 Aug 2016
10:00:00 -  17:00:00

Event description:

The Equity Foundation is delighted to announce a Music Theatre Day with US Director/Casting Director Eric Woodall.

Proudly supported by Disney Productions, it will be a full day masterclass for professional performers.

In addition to theatre directing, Eric has worked as a Broadway Casting Director with Tara Rubin Casting (Aladdin, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Ghost, A Little Night Music, Mamma Mia) since 2002. He regularly teaches masterclasses and workshops in NYC and around the country at universities and for performing arts organiaations.

Working with Eric will be an opportunity to hone your skills by focussing on:
•your song technique
•connecting to the material,
•using your individuality as a strength,
•audition repertoire and techniques to make your auditions stronger.

It is a national masterclass and open to Equity financial members in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, ACT, Tasmania and Western Australia. This is targeted to experienced professional performers who audition and work in leading and support roles in music theatre. Successful attendees will need to bring at least three songs (with music). A pianist will be present for the whole day.

Bio of host:

In addition to theatre directing, Eric has worked as a Casting Director with Tara Rubin Casting since 2002. He regularly teaches master classes and workshops in NYC and around the country at universities and for performing arts organizations. His Broadway casting credits include (with Tara Rubin Casting) Aladdin, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Ghost, A Little Night Music, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Eric is a drama graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of SDC. For more information on Eric Woodall please visit theses websites: www.tararubincasting.com www.ericwoodall.com

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