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

Preparing For The Lead Or Guest Role In A Television Series/serial

06 Jul 2012
09:30:00 -  17:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

Let’s imagine you have won the role. It’s a Lead Role or a Guest Role. It’s an episode of a current Australian television series like Winners & Losers. You have the script in your hot little hands.

Now what do you do?

This one-day workshop will remind you how to, or offer you some new processes, which will Help You: 
•    Prepare yourself and your role
•    Make the most of the limited (if any) rehearsal time allotted to you
•    Stay true to your work, your creativity and your integrity

Topics discussed on the day include:
•    Script analysis
•    Plotting the arc of your character’s journey
•    The imaginary world
•    The emotional source
•    How your character breathes, thinks, feels, moves, dresses, behaves
•    Transform thought to breath, impulse to action
•    The touchstones of truth

To observe these processes we will focus on a single episode Winners & Losers 
You choose the character you would like to work on.

Bio of host: Glenda is an actress with extensive experience in film, television, theatre and radio.  She is best known to audiences for her role as ‘Rita Connors’, the bikie chick in Prisoner, for which she won a Penguin Award for Best Actress, and also as Dr. Imogen “Tootsie” Soames in Murder Call. In 2011 she appeared in Channel 9’s Underbelly Files: Infiltration, and as ‘Lily Patterson’ in Channel 7’s  Winners and Losers, as will appear as Dr Jessica Girdwood in Neighbours in November.

On stage she has worked for many companies around Australia and has played lead roles in Australian national tours. Theatre highlights  include: Secret Bridesmaids Business; Shirley Valentine, Steaming, Daylight Saving,  Terence Rattigan Double Bill with Paul Eddington, Angels in America and Women of Troy for the Sydney Theatre Company, Communicating Doors, Crimes of the Heart and Dinner with Friends for the Marian Street Theatre. Speaking in Tongues, Season of Shorts, Pushin’ up Daisies for Griffin Theatre Company and in Melbourne Shadow Passion at Chapel off Chapel.

Glenda appeared in Bad Blood Blues in late 2011 at the Chapel Off Chapel and has worked for many years as a recording artist for features, poetry programs, book readings and dramas all for ABC radio. The most recent being an autobiography for Radio National’s First Person Dibs in Search of Self, then for ABC Radio Drama and Aurora Calling: A Joint Observation, China and The Fox, which audiences will hear later in the year.
In 2008 she launched her own business Perform with Confidence to train actors, and also to provide training and development in the corporate sector.

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