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

Shakespeare Masterclass With Glenda Linscott

18 May 2013
10:00:00 -  05:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

Using sonnets, prologues, monologues and segments of scenes, Glenda will be coach attendees to:
•Open the text for meaning
•Discover how the language connects to them personally
•Discover the point where your heart starts to beat with passion and why
•Channel that energy into action
•Meet the metaphysical poetic form and understand the challenge for contemporary actors
•Discover that Form is Content      

Bio of Host:

Glenda is an actress with extensive experience in film, television, theatre and radio as a performer, director, dramaturge, actor's coach and trainer.
Film/TV Credits: In 2012/2013  she appeared in Channel 9’s Underbelly Files: Infiltration, and as ‘Lily Patterson’ in Channel 7’s  Winners and Losers, Neighbours and is currently filming Miss Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries.  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 Channel 9's Murder Call. She appears  in the short film A Fairytale Life which is currently enjoying screenings around the world in short film festivals.  Theatre credits: Glenda has worked for many companies around Australia and has played lead roles in Australian national tours. Theatre highlights  include: Hate at The Malthouse, Shadow Passion and Bad Blood Blues at Chapel off Chapel, Cogito at La Mama; in Brisbane Secret Bridesmaids Business for  Mixed Company; National tours of Shirley Valentine, Steaming, Daylight Saving, Terence Rattigan Double Bill with Paul Eddington; in Sydney Angels in America and Women of Troy for the STC; 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.
Radio Credits: Glenda 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.  
In 2010- 2012 One act musical based on Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince for VCA Music Theatre
Co–wrote and directed a short film Game with Harli Ames.
Love Your Poison by Melbourne playwright Christine Croyden for Melbourne Writers Theatre in 2010.
2013: She is currently working on Christine's new play with her How to Survive and Earthquake which will has been selected for performance at La Mama in August
Blackrock by Nick Enright for Swinburne Performing Arts students in May. TRAINER:  In 2008 she launched her own business Perform with Confidence which  provides training and development services for actors and business people in the corporate sector.  For more information on corporate training go to For information on actor training please go to  



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