Theatre & Performance Making Course
Mondays - 1.5 hours
An inclusive theatre and actor course for people living with or without a disability, and is open to people of all ages. This course focuses on theatre making, improvisation, technical theatre elements and imagination. The class works towards a public showing of scripted and or self-devised theatre works.
Introduction to Drama
Wednesday - 1 Hour
Open aged group for people living with or without a disability. This course focuses on voice, movement and creative imagination. Through games and exercises we develop our participants self confidence in communication and stagecraft. A good beginner/intermediate level course.
Drama School Audition workshop
A workshop intensive to prepare aspiring actors to audition for the major drama schools. Acceptance into the top Performing Arts schools in the world is gained by rigorous multi-day rounds of auditions and call-backs. Studio Space Artistic Director, Gerard Lane, shares his insight and experience as an Actor who graduated the prestigious Drama School at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007. Gerard has gone through the audition process on both sides of the panel, and has had experience with the auditions processes for Monash University, NIDA, WAAPA and the VCA.
Each year, thousands of hopefuls audition for one of approximately 30 admission spots per performing course – sometimes less. These courses pride themselves on being elite and are looking for the best. Many hopefuls, like Gerard, audition for courses more than once. Persistence and dedication can go a long way. With such heavy competition, preparation is key.
During the workshop intensive you will work one on one with industry professionals to help choose and shape monologues and song materials that show your talents in the best light. Auditionees of all performing schools are welcome; whether it is straight acting or music theatre, most will require you to perform a monologue.
We focus on unlocking Shakespeare‘s language and taking the mystery and stigma out of performing classical monologues. You will be trained in the art of stagecraft to assist in creating clearer meaning in monologue presentations. Gerard trained under acclaimed theatre and film vocal coach Geraldine Cook for four years and can offer you a wide variety of vocal warm up exercises and techniques to apply to your daily practice, whilst warming your voice up quickly, safely and ready to work. Gerard’s teaching has a strong focus on creating a physical presence by freeing the voice through a practice called ‘grounding’.
For singers, Studio Space enlists the help of Musical Theatre professional Amanda Hodder, to work on repertoire with a special focus on storytelling through song. Importantly, the workshop helps actors with piece selection, play context and analysis, helping you unlock rhythm and meaning.
Studio Space Inclusive Dance @ Melissa Wimmer’s School of Theatrical Dance
Thursday - 2:15pm - 3:00pm
An open group drop-in class of contemporary jazz and tap routines aimed at ages 16 and above living with or without a disability.
Friday - 4:30pm-5:15pm
A drop-in class of contemporary jazz and tap routines for young people (ages 5- 16) living with or without a disability.
Sound E-Scape with Bent Eared Records and City Park Radio
This program gives participants a beginner course in sound engineering and radio journalism lead by the good people of Bent Eared Records and City Park Radio. Participants will help shape a radio program put together over several sessions with interviews and recordings they have conducted themselves. Participants get access to a professional recording studio and learn skills in voice-over delivery, editing and mixing as well as learning effective interview techniques. An exciting program for people looking to get involved in the sound and radio industries.
Participants will find new ways of expressing themselves by working with a professional photographer. PhotograME will host a series of photography exhibitions examining people’s life story and what life means to them. This program is open to people of all ages and abilities.
SING DANCE ACT! - The Studio Space School of the Performing Arts
Saturdays - 10am-1pm
Studio Space Theatre Company presents SING DANCE ACT! - The Studio Space School of the Performing Arts which is run on Saturday mornings during the school term for all kids aged 6-16 years.
SING DANCE ACT! runs every Saturday during the school term from 10am to 1pm at Melissa Wimmer’s School of Theatrical Dance at 11 Talune Street in Youngtown, Tasmania. The morning will consist of three 50 minute classes from three specialised professional teachers of drama, dance and singing. Students are given a break (BYO snack) between 11:50am and 12:10pm before they start their last class and finish by 1pm.