From theatre to screen with Pip Edwards
For many Aussie and Kiwi actors, theatre is the gateway to our art. Whether high school drama class, drama school training, or a lifetime spent performing theatre, many actors profess to feel ‘free’ on the stage yet trapped by the camera. Plagued with limiting beliefs like, ‘I’m too ‘big’ for camera’, ‘I’m naturally quite expressive’, ‘I just have a loud voice’, or ‘I'm just not very good at listening’, many talented actors never experience full ownership of their craft in this medium. In this livestream, Pip explores ‘the eye of the camera’ with the aim of empowering actors with knowledge and skills required to take ownership over their performance on screen.
Pip EdwardsOriginally from Melbourne, Pip moved to Sydney to complete her Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) from NIDA. She also has a Bachelor of Creative Arts (filmmaking/philosophy/arts management/arts law) from Melbourne University. Pip has completed extensive training post-NIDA in both Australia and the US. As an actor, Pip’s credits include TV shows ‘Home and Away”,”Les Norton”, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, “ANZAC Girls, and “Wonderland”, feature films “A Few Less Men”, “Little Black Dress”, “Who’s That Boy”, upcoming “June Again”, as well as numerous shorts. MainStage theatre credits include “Abigail’s Party” and “Ghosts” with The Melbourne Theatre Company, as well with directors such as Kip Williams, Imara Savage, Stephen Nicolazzo and Gale Edwards. Through her self-taping/coaching studio ‘Pip Edwards Creative’, Pip has helped actors book roles on numerous notable television and film productions. She also coaches and mentors actors in audition preparation, film acting technique, script analysis, mindset, creative lifestyle and entrepreneurship. Pip has taught extensively throughout Australia, at schools such as NIDA, Actors Centre, SAS, HUB, Stagemilk, Sydney Film School, to name a few.