Getting into the Arts - ACT

Event date: 
14 December 2006

December 4th -14th, 2006 @ The ANU Arts Centre


The 'Getting into the Arts' workshop series is an innovative way for disabled people to explore their passions and ideas about acting in the theatre, working in film, stand-up comedy and improvisation without the pressure of performance or deadlines.

Below is a list of the available workshops. You can enrol in as many as you like:

Monday 4th December 3:30pm-5:30pm

Workshop 1: 'What Makes Good Theatre? A Critical Approach to Viewing Theatre'

This Workshop will look at what to look out for when going to watch a theatre show. It will look at different theatre styles and look at the various aspects of a theatrical production. It will provide a good, broad overview to theatre: a worthwhile introduction for people wanting to learn more about theatre.

If you want to know what to look for when watching a play - this workshop is for you!

Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December 3:30pm-5:30pm both days

Workshop 2: 'Improvisation for People with Disabilities'

This is a two-day workshop that will introduce you to the world of Improvisation. The strategies and techniques learnt in this workshop will provide a solid basis for working toward performance.

If you love shows like Thank God You're Here and Who's Line Is It Anyway? Come and get involved in this excellent two-day event.

Thursday 7th and Thursday 14th December 3:30pm-5:30pm both days

Workshop 3: 'Acting in the Theatre'

This Workshop will explore the dynamics of acting in the theatre, particularly the actor in the space and will work solidly at building your skills through the first workshop with the aim of developing some solid understanding of the acting profession.

These workshops are for you if you're serious about developing your confidence, understanding and skills in acting - suitable for all those interested in exploring acting in the theatre.

Monday 11th December 3:30pm-5:30pm

Workshop 4: 'Performing Stand-Up Comedy'

This Workshop developed by a professional stand-up comedian will aim at showing you how comedy works and what makes something funny. You will watch some of the comedy greats doing what they do best as well as learning valuable skills to try this difficult medium for yourself!

If you fancy yourself as the next Jerry Seinfeld, or if you want to just relax, have a laugh and learn some tricks of the trade, this is the workshop for you.

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December 3:30pm-5:30pm both days

Workshop 5: 'Directing Film'

In two-days of workshops, you will get a fundamental understanding of directing film. They will cover strategies for working with actors as well as spending time learning about some more technical aspects of the craft.

If you've ever wanted to tell a story through film, enrolling in these interactive sessions will be the best introduction to exploring the art of film-making.

How to enrol in a Workshop

Participants are required to enrol in each workshop by calling 6290 1984 or sending an e-mail [email protected] to register. Make sure you say which workshops you want to enrol in. Once you've enrolled we'll send out some further information and a confirmation via the post. There is a maximum of 10 participants for each workshop, so book NOW.

Positions are allocated to the workshops on a first in, first served basis. Call or e-mail quickly to avoid missing out.