Making A Role Your Own with Julian Curtis

Details

  • 15 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Applications Open 27 June 2022 9:00 am
Applications Close 22 July 2022 8:00 am
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Synopsis

What does it mean to make a role your own? Over two sessions, we will discuss and explore the balancing act between honoring a script/story and embodying a role in a way that stays true to you and your artistic point of view. Session 1 on July 15: Script Analysis - Finding You & Your Voice within a text: In session one, two contrasting pieces will be analyzed and broken down to ready for performance. We will look at the bones of a scene to find what excites YOU as an artist and storyteller. It’s all about finding your unique way IN to a character and imbuing a role with your life experiences while staying true to the essential storytelling elements. Session 2 on July 22: Performance - Going further: With a week between sessions, you will have the option to tape and submit! Julian will choose self tapes to explore in depth within the second livestream and for those, due to time limitations, that are not chosen, he will offer a brief written assessment via email. Please note: this two-part class will be hosted on zoom by Julian Curtis on July 15 and July 22 from 10am- 11am Australian Eastern Standard Time (NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS) and 12-1pm NZ time.  

Host(s)

  • Julian Curtis

    Julian Curtis is a Los Angeles based actor and NIDA graduate. He recently wrapped shooting lead roles on the US television series 'Are You Afraid of the Dark' and feature film ‘Battle of Bushy Run’ shot in Atlanta. He is currently appearing on stage for Queensland Theatre in ‘Bernhardt | Hamlet’. The upcoming release of 'Just Deal With It' will mark his film directorial debut, which he also wrote. As an acting coach, in addition to MEAA, he has previously worked for NIDA, QUT, AAFTA, The Factory and Toni Higginbotham Casting. He is a previous recipient of a Marten Bequest Award, won a Matilda for his role in ‘True West’ and finalist at Just For Laugh Montreal. As a writer, he has been produced twice by Screen Queensland: Power the Kid and And the Winner Is; and his first play Legacy was accepted into Playwriting Australia’s National Workshop in 2017 and performed at Laboite HWY in 2019.

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