New Sydney Screen Acting School
The Screen Actors Space (SAS) is a new screen acting school formed in Sydney by four experienced screen drama teachers.
The school aims to engage with and develop the ‘whole’ actor (in physical, voice, acting and life skills), developing comprehensive craft confidence and a broad psychological understanding of human behaviour.
The teachers are:
Ross McGregor, an acting teacher with over forty years experience including working at NIDA, WAAPA, VCA, AFTRS, The Actors Centre London and The British Film School.
Stephen Wallace, a director, writer and teacher, has directed six feature films plus many television features and serials, and taught screen acting for the last twenty years, fifteen of them at Screenwise.
Chrissie Koltai has a 45 year history as a choreographer, producer and theatre maker as well as teaching body awareness and movement.
Lisa Chouw is an Aria nominated singer/performer who has taught singing, acting, movement and voice at the Actors Centre, ATYP, NIDA and the ACTT.
SAS is offering a one year part-time course, with a showreel, starting on February 4, 2019 and finishing December 2019, plus a six week shortened course starting Nov 12, 2018. Each course is nine hours per week.
If you want ‘whole-istic’ screen acting training, training where the four main teachers in all the disciplines stay with you throughout the whole year, along with drop in specialist teachers (for ADR, Accent Training, Voice Over, Green Screen, Auditions), then this is a course for you.
The aim of the school is to produce actors who have not only honed their acting skills but who have insightful knowledge about themselves and their possibilities, who are self-assured and understand themselves and the world they are entering better than when they started the course.
It is called ‘whole-istic’ because the aim is to produce the ‘whole’ actor, a person with craft, confidence, self-knowledge and a positive outlook.
For the one year course there will also be chances for participants to not only play scenes from films but to act in plays for schools during the year to hone their skills.
Check the website for detail about the courses.
Images: Stephen Wallace with Kay Hoyos (on set of A Suburban Love Story).