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

Improvisation With Rebecca De Unamuno

22 Aug 2016
18:00:00 -  20:00:00

Event description:

Improvisation with Rebecca De Unamuno: Improvisation is a valuable skill in many areas of performance. This improvised character workshop will focus on how to use improvisation to help create characters - physicality, voice and environment will all be explored through the art of improvisation. It teaches actors to trust their first impulses and to bravely explore them further, to be in the moment, to jump off the cliff and fly!

Bio of host:
Rebecca De Unamuno: Rebecca is an actor, improviser, stand-up comedian and voice-over artist. Her television credits include Just For Laughs Australia, The Glass House, Big Bite, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Kath & Kim, Comedy Inc - The Late Shift, and Talkin' "Bout Your Generation. On radio Rebecca has been guest co-host of Triple M Breakfast, Tom and Subby, The Shebang and is a regular guest on Thank God It’s Friday (702 ABC Sydney). Rebecca has performed comedy and improv for the past 20yrs at various venues and festivals throughout the world including Just For Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Sydney Comedy Store, Enmore Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and New Zealand Fringe Festival. Rebecca has also toured nationally three times with Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander.
She is a two-time Cranston Cup Champion and was a member of the Australian team which won the Improv World Cup at the 2001 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Rebecca was the first woman in the history of the competition to be named Player of the Tournament.

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