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

Producing For Actors With Anna Kennedy

13 Mar 2017
18:30:00 -  21:30:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

Recent VCA grad Anna Kennedy will guide you through the process of producing independent theatre, including: setting short, medium and long term goals for your work, fundraising/applying for grants, timelines and budgeting, building a creative team, marketing/publicity and touring, with plenty of time for questions.This three hour workshop is for : i) young performers or recent graduates who want to produce their own work or expand their skills within the industry to include producing: and ii) artists who have been working in the industry as performers and/or producing their own work that want a clearer producing structure to draw from. 

Bio of host:

Anna Kennedy is a Melbourne-based producer, actor and theatre-maker. She is the Creative Producer of She Said Theatre, which aims to create active roles for women and other under-represented theatre artists, and Company Manager of Rollercoaster Theatre, an ensemble of trained actors with intellectual disabilities. In 2016 Anna produced the award-winning show HART for seasons in Auckland, Wellington, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, and F. by Riot Stage for Poppy Seed Theatre Festival. She produced FR!SK Festival for True North Arts Festival at Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, and produced/performed in a collaboration between VCA graduates and Living Positive Victoria for their ENUF Stigma Campaign in 2015. Her performance credits include A Room of One’s Own (Sentient Theatre/La Mama 2016), Steppe: A Journey of Unforgetting (Goodnight Sofie!/Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015), The Living Museum of Erotic Women (Bernzerk Productions 2015), Since the Death of Sarah Kane (La Mama 2015), Lucky Country (VCA/Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014), Plus Sign Attached (VCA/Living Positive Victoria 2014), and The GL*RY Project (VCA/Living Positive Victoria 2014). Anna graduated from VCA with a BA of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice) in 2014. She is a proud member of Equity.

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