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

The Acting Process With Nicholas Hope

04 Apr 2013
09:30:00 -  04:30:00
The registration period is from 17 Mar 2013 09:00:00 to 26 Mar 2013 22:00:00

Event description:

This is one-day workshop re-invigorating some of the basic principles of acting, from a phenomenological perspective. Phenomenology is the study of 'phenomena' - of how things appear in our experience of them, and therefore what meanings things have in our experience of them. This one-day workshop will re-visit the way we operate as sensory beings in our world. As actors, we need to constantly be aware of our body in both real and imaginary spaces and places: this workshop aims to revitalise the sensory awareness that informs our physical and emotional choices.

Participants should dress in comfortable clothing, with flat-heeled shoes or sneakers. Some exercises may be mildly physically demanding.

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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