The Fundamentals of Acting

A five-week course on the core principles of acting

  • Starts 1 Nov
  • 300 Australian dollars
  • Desire Bookshop. 3/3 Whistler St Manly

Service Description

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR ADULTS 18+ This course lays the foundation to being an actor. Over the five weeks you will learn the fundamentals on how to be connected, specific and immediate through every moment; develop a deep and accessible means to analyse scripts; celebrate your individuality and all the while retain a sense of joy, humour and abandon. This class suits professional actors eager to revitalise their approach, as well as complete beginners who want to learn from the ground up. Actor and teacher Mike Booth brings a unique perspective that cuts to the very essence of what it means to perform. With a focus on the primary tools of communication, Mike’s approach employs a practical, logical and philosophical system enabling the student to understand acting with immediate results. DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS MASKS WILL BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL APPLY. Course outline: Week 1 The Act an enlightening guided conversation on the essence of what acting actually is Weeks 2 & 3 The Instrument strengthen and develop the actor's spontaneity and get out of one's head Weeks 4 & 5 The Process putting it all together with script analysis and scene performance Upon registration preparation requirement is to have a pen, notepad and an open enquiring mind. "I have just completed the course "Fundamentals of Acting" with Mike Booth. I just would like to say, that I initially joined this course just to do something different, find some friends, explore a new craft. I did find all of that, but I never expected the level of quality of the contents and method of teaching that I found. I would like to say to all of you out there, if you are looking for an acting course, please, don't look any further. Mike is a tremendous teacher. He is clever, understanding, nonjudgmental, funny and able to create a comfortable environment for everyone. He was able to make me see the beauty of acting which I never even thought of. I guess, it's one of those magic [things] that happens when you are lucky enough to be taught by someone who is so passionate about what they do. Thank you for sharing your knowledge." - Annalisa Di lorio Spaces are strictly limited so register now!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is cancelled).
 If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one day before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.

 Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.

Contact Details

mike@sydneyactorsplayhouse.com