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The Depot Theatre Drama Club

Acting Classes for Adult Beginners

Have you always wanted to give acting a try but lacked the confidence or just didn't know how to take that first step? Within a fun, supportive and creative environment, our affordable short courses at The Depot Theatre provide adult beginners hands on, performance based training in the exciting and rewarding craft of acting.

 

- Challenge yourself
- Explore your creativity
- Have fun
- Gain valuable life skills
- Increase your confidence
- Make new  friends
- Perform in The Depot Theatre

Acting 1 - the beginning
 
Length 10 weeks (1 night per week - 6:30-9:30pm)
Prerequisites None
Content
- Vocal and phsyical warm ups
- Trust, support and commitment
- Playing and the creative state
- Physical observation and s tagecraft awareness 
- Improvisation skills and practice
- Characterisation  and storytelling techniques
- Text breakdown and analysis
- Energising and connecting the voice and body
Performance Monologue from a play (week 10) - for friends and family
Tutors David Jeffrey and Julie Baz - read biographies
Venue The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville -  location map
 
Upcoming course dates/times
12 Oct -  14 Dec 2015 - Mon night 
 
Cost $400 (pre-paid) or $500 ($100 pre-paid deposit, plus 4 x weekly $100 payments charged from start of course)
 
Enrol Now
Acting 2 - scene work
 
Length 10 weeks (1 night per week - 6:30pm-9:30pm)
Prerequisites Acting 1 
Content
- Removing inhibitions
- Non verbal communication
- Active visualisation  
- Working with neutral text
- Character relationships and status
- Scene breakdown and analysis
- Dramatic function
- Being in the moment
- Rehearsing and blocking a scene
Performance Scene from a play (week 10) - for friends and family
Tutors David Jeffrey and Julie Baz -  read biographies
Venue The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville -  location map
 
Upcoming dates/times
TBC - 2016
 
Cost $400 (pre-paid) or $500 ($100 pre-paid deposit, plus 4 x weekly $100 payments charged from start of course)
Acting 3 - the production
 
Length 10 weeks (1 night per week - 6:30pm-9:30pm)
Prerequisites Acting 1 and Acting 2
Content
- Working with a director
- Creative exploration and analysis
- The rehearsal process
- Working in an ensemble
- Discovering character
- Dual consiousness
- Shaping and pacing
- The importance of costume
- Bumping in, technical rehearsal and bumping out
- Preparing and warming up for performance
- Spontaneity in performance
- The 'life' of the play
Performance Full length play (week 10 - 3 x performances) - for friends and family
Tutors David Jeffrey and Julie Baz -  read biographies
Venue The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville - location map
 
Upcoming dates/times
TBC - 2016
 
Cost $500 (pre-paid) or $600 ($100 pre-paid deposit, plus 5 x weekly $100 payments charged from start of course)