Improv for Actors

This course has finished. If you’d like to be notified the next time it is run, then please contact us.

slateWhy this Course?

Unlike other improvisation courses offered in Sydney, this course has been designed with actors in mind.  This 7-week intensive will provide you with a plethora of skills which can be applied to auditions, rehearsal, and performance.

Who can apply?

Participants must be 18 years or over.  Preference will be given to currently working actors, those currently studying acting, and those who have recently completed a course.  If you are unsure whether this course is for you, please contact the teacher.

Class Size

To ensure that all participants receive quality training, the class size will be limited to 10 participants – so be sure to book early!

Course Details and Cost

Time: 7pm to 10pm
Dates: 7 Wednesdays, 9 Oct – 20 Nov
Venue: Booler Community Centre, 25-27 Lambert Street, Camperdown NSW
Teacher: Jonathan Briden

Cost: $199 (incl. GST) for the full 7 week course (21 hours).
Early bird DISCOUNT: Pay by Friday September 20th and it is JUST $169 (incl GST).

If you have received a special discount offer from your training institute, please let us know when you book.

Book YOUR place

Places will fill fast!  Please email the teacher for full details on how to book your place, and make payment.

From the teacher…

More and more, I hear stories from actors about the horrors of arriving at an audition to be told they will be asked to improvise a scene.  For many actors, regardless of how talented or experienced they are, the mere mention of the word “improvise” puts them in a cold sweat.  If you want to get the role of your dreams, you had better be prepared to be unprepared!

I’ve also been revising my own skill-set, with a return to scripted acting, and have been astounded by just how much of my knowledge of improvisation can be applied to scripted work, both in rehearsal and in performance.

A constant battle when working with a script is that, as a character, you must remain firmly fixed in the moment – not anticipating the next line, even though as an actor you know exactly what it is.  In improvisation, you never know what the next line will be, and that training can be carried over into your scripted work.

Good improvisers also learn to “attend” – to be aware of the other character, to affect her, and to create moments that range from intense drama to sublime comedy.  These skills will help you bring depth to your character, breathe life into your performance – and get you that role!

I look forward to seeing you at the course,