Want to try acting... but just need the courage?
Then 'Acting 101' is for you.
Next intake: 24th February 2020. Enrolments now open!
Can you do it? Yes you can!
For the new actor, Perform Australia's 'Acting 101' course is the best place to start! Get out of your skin and find the performer within. Through drama games, script work, improvisation and vocal exercise, you'll cover the fundamentals of acting for stage and screen from the ground up. A fun class in a supportive atmosphere. Prepare to play!
What happens in class?
Your average Acting 101 class will start with a warm-up - perhaps a physical or vocal warm-up, or even a game. Then there'll be some learning - something about the aspect of acting technique you're be working on that week. You'll do a range of exercises and activities to consolidate the learning. Then you might work on rehearsing a script for your little performance at the end of the term.
Do we actually get to perform?
Yes, you do! But it's a low-pressure performance - for most participants, it's their first one ever! So we know that can be challenging. It's usually in the last week of the term, and you can invite your family or friends to come along and see you (or not!). You'll be in a little scene, most likely with one or two other people. So yes, there are some lines to learn - but your tutor will guide you every step of the way, working with you every week to help you make the most of your performance. Everybody gets nervous about the prospect of being in a show - that's COMPLETELY NORMAL. But there'll be lots of encouragement and learning along the way. And it's OK to make mistakes. Plus you'll have the buzz of getting up on stage and strutting your stuff!