The Curators acknowledges the traditional custodians of whose unceded lands on which we meet, gather, and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.
ARC Adult Acting Classes
2019 Workshop Program
In 2019 The Curator's new ARC Acting Workshops offer adults the opportunity to engage in developing your personal voice, creativity, confidence and self-awareness through dynamic acting and performance workshops in a place of personal respect, adventure and self-esteem.
The workshop series implements a variety of dynamic contemporary acting styles, based in Stanislavsky's later work but including elements of the acting discoveries of Vakhtangov, Brecht, Artaud and Boal as well as elements of physical theatre and Shakespeare.
Michael Beh has taught acting and drama for over 25 years as well as directing over 50 productions. He was a Fulbright Fellow who has taught acting and theatre studies in the acclaimed Drama Department at Carnegie Melon University, USA (ranked as one of the top University Drama Departments in the world), as well as at QUT and UQ. Michael has also trained with the Moscow Arts Theatre School and world renowned artists Adolf Shapiro, Mladen Kiselov, Anne Bogart, Mike Alfreds, Augusto Boal, Diane Cilento and Frank Theatre. He has worked in professional, independent, university and education sectors as a director, writer, designer and dramaturg including Queensland Theatre, La Boite Theatre, Brisbane Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, heartBeast Theatre, City Theatre, Gyre Theatre and the Australian Acting Academy. Many of his past students have been accepted into university drama programs including the elite acting programs at NIDA, VCA, QUT, Griffith Con, Tisch School of the Arts/NYU (NYC), Circle in Square (NYC), Cal Arts (Los Angeles), RADA (London), Rose Bruford College (London), Royal Central School Speech and Drama (London) amongst others.
Who Are The Curators?
The Curators are independent, professional artists working together to bring classical theatre to new life. Our name is derived from a broad take on the concept of curation, a word born of the Latin for “one who cares”. Because we do.
The Curators began in August 2017 with their production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, the first professional production of the play staged in Brisbane for 86 years. In May last year, The Curators staged Amanda McErlean's exciting new one woman show, The Quighting Time followed by their critically acclaimed production of The Third Beauty, an exploration of gender in Shakespeare's female roles in October. Their first production in 2019 was a bold, new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts.
The Curators were founded by Michael Beh and Peter Crees and have grown to include mid-career and senior artists: Warwick Comber, Adrienne Costello, Tom Coyle, Lisa Hickey, Amanda McErlean, Helen Strube and Elizabeth Wherrett whilst nurturing emerging artists such as Patrick Shearer, Lauren Roche and Bethany Scott.