The Actor's Process

Script Analysis Technique Course

Develop a process you can use every time..

Girl on stage as character

Some actors run on instinct alone - and are left faltering once they hit an obstacle and can't 'find' their character'.

But there is another way.

The actor's job is to portray a character using the script and their own ideas - and then refine and play that character under the director's guidance.

To do this, you need technique - a process you can use to nail down your ideas and create something that's faithful to the script.

This course will teach you how to do just that - how to mine a script for clues to your character, then how to translate those clues into a full-bodied character for stage or screen.

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Class Details

ACCREDITED: Yes, if you enrol as an accredited student and complete the assessments, you will complete NAT10915002 Use text to create character. However, if you don't wish to complete the assessments, you can simply participate in the week-to-week classes and the performance.
6pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday nights, 7 February 2023 through to 9 May 2023 (no class Anzac Day)
DURATION: 10 weeks
VENUE: Evans Room, Axial College, 44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point QLD
TUTOR: Daniel Kirkby
COST: $1,110 (Don't have the money upfront? Simply call our office for a payment plan - on 1300 908 905).

What you'll learn

Actress reading script

How Scripts Work

You'll learn to examine scripts inside out - scripts will become so much more to you than words on a page! As a blueprint for performance, you'll begin to notice the conventions of different types of scripts and how to read a script as an actor approaching a professional role.

Group acting class

Understand "given circumstances"

Learn the language actors use around 'given circumstances', and how that's a key tool for developing your character from a script. Learn how to find your character's given circumstances, and how to translate these ideas into a living, breathing character for stage or screen.

Actors in a scene

Apply your knowledge in performance

You'll apply your knowledge to both a monologue and a scene performance, embodying the characters you've developed through a thorough script analysis process. Your tutor will work with you over a number of weeks to refine your performance, which you'll present to family and friends during the course.

Why you should do this course right now

Reason #1:  Get a head start on your year

If you're looking to audition for roles this year, this 10-week course will help you develop your own process as an actor - a technique that you can apply every time you come to a new script. You'll be able to approach every acting challenge with the confidence that you know where to start and how to prepare yourself for the role ahead.

Reason #2: This course is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Perform Australia is a registered training organisation (RTO 40859), which means we are able to issue qualifications. 'The Actor's Process' is one subject within the 10915NAT Certificate IV in Acting, with the unit of study being NAT10915002 Use text to create character. When you join this course, you can opt to enrol as an accredited student, complete the assessments, and at the end, receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit. If you prefer to do 'The Actor's Process' for leisure, that's ok too - but please make sure you attend all the required rehearsals and performances as part of your commitment to the course.

Daniel Kirkby

Reason #3: Your tutor is amazing... Introducing Daniel Kirkby

Daniel Kirkby holds a Bachelor of Music Theatre from Griffith University and a Certificate II in Music Theatre from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Not only has he performed widely in musical theatre and cabaret, in works like Edges' and Gutenberg! The Musical , he has also extensive experience on stage as an actor.

Daniel has been working with Perform Australia since 2022, and brings an intelligent approach to the study of technique, combining head and heart to bring the most out of students in performance, whether their interest is stage or screen.

Studio Location

The Evans Room, Axial College, 44 Ferry Parade, Kangaroo Point. Accessible by public transport and onsite parking.

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