Acting Masterclass with Lisa Robertson in Melbourne


  • 28 January 2020 - 29 January 2020
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tower Theatre, Malthouse Theatre
113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, 3006, Australia

Applications Open 26 November 2019 9:00 am
Applications Close 10 December 2019 6:00 pm
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TWO-DAY MASTERCLASS: Acclaimed Los Angeles acting coach, Lisa Robertson, brings her unique professional-level training to Australia. Using a combination of character exercises (that all actors present will participate in) and effective script-analysis, through advanced-level scene-study, Lisa will demonstrate her approach to coaching transformative and award-winning performances in film and television. All Lisa’s work applies to major auditions and self-tapes as much as it does to preparing major roles. An Australian herself and having coached in LA for eighteen years, Lisa holds a valuable point of view for the actor looking to further breakthrough in their professional training - and to increase their understanding of the US industry. Please note: This is a two day masterclass and up to 16 actors will work with Lisa over the two days on pre-selected scenes. The actors selected to work directly with Lisa will need to commit to attending the two days. Equity “auditors” will be in the room observing and also taking part in character exercises and the Q and A.


  • Lisa Robertson

    Lisa Robertson:  Acting Coach | Director As an acting coach, Lisa Robertson has built a premier reputation working with a slate of cutting-edge performances in film and television. Her most current coaching credits include: Alexis Bledel for her Emmy Award winning role in THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu); Logan Browning’s NAACP Best Actress nominated series lead in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix) and also THE PERFECTION opposite Alison Williams; Ashleigh Cummings opposite Ansel Elgort in THE GOLDFINCH and her leading roles in NOS4A2 (AMC) opposite Zachary Quinto and WESTSIDE (NZ).  Lisa also coaches lead and supporting roles in PEN15 (Hulu – Emmy nominated); THE L WORD: GENERATION Q (SHOWTIME); GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS); AMERICAN PRINCESS (Lifetime); Ron Howard/Brian Grazer’s, MARS (NatGeo); WARRIOR (Cinemax); and MORTAL ENGINES. A protégé of acclaimed acting coach, Larry Moss, other favorite coaching credits include: MUNICH (Steven Spielberg); RENDITION, (Chopard Award for Breakout Performance at Cannes); Eddie Izzard’s series lead in THE RICHES (on-set), OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (on-set), VALKYRIE; and the Russell Crowe feature, TENDERNESS (on-set). Also, THE TWILIGHT SAGA; THE PACIFIC; THE STONING OF SORAYA M (title role, Mozhan Marno); BOSS; BROTHERHOOD; THE OC (numerous roles); THE SHIELD; THE SOPRANOS; POST GRAD (Alexis Bledel). She was James L. Brooks casting coach for SPANGLISH. Her full list of credits runs to the hundreds. Lisa enjoys longtime working relationships with acting alum of her Studio including Leonardo Nam, WESTWORLD (HBO); Michele Weaver, LOVE IS_ (OWN); Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears in BRITNEY EVER AFTER and Coen Bros’ HAIL, CAESAR!; Ana Ortiz (UGLY BETTY; DEVIOUS MAIDS); John Ross Bowie (BIG BANG THEORY; SPEECHLESS); Dawn Lyen-Gardner (QUEEN SUGAR); Anne Dudek (MAD MEN; HOUSE);  Scott MacArthur, THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES; EL CAMINO|BREAKING BAD; Mojean Aria (SEE for Apple TV+ opp. Jason Momoa) and Dakota Shapiro (Lead: upcoming LOST BOYS) to name a few currently populating screens. Increasingly, she works with actors in her native Australia, most recently on the reboot, SEA CHANGE; the football dramedy, PLAYING FOR KEEPS; and with young breakthrough actor, Orlando Schwerdt as Ned in TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. As a writer/director Lisa was selected for the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Her short film, COMMERCE, won numerous festivals, qualified for Academy Award consideration, and is a top 50 All-Time Bestselling Drama Short on iTunes. Lisa trained as an actor in London, San Francisco (American Conservatory Theater), and for five years in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.