ARC and The Curators welcomes diversity of all kinds and 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 Acting Studio

"MAGNIFY HUMANITY"

The ARC Studio is a safe place where every person can enhance their individual agency for growth and change, extend their artistic reach and discover the depths of their personal spirit through artistic practice. In a world that is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing could be more vital.

Whilst we had to pause as our society came to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic, The ARC Acting Studio is now firmly back for the remainder of its third year of operation.  Applying the best principles of COVID-safe behaviour, The ARC Studio engages in the fundamental awareness of each human being as a specific soul on a journey.  We celebrate diversity and individuality and unlock the raw essence of each person, each actor and each being in a safe and supportive way whilst developing techniques and ways of performance that are suitable for stage, screen and new media.

Be a part of the wonderful revolution of the remaking of you. Find your way to become a storyteller, a connector, an empowerer of yourself and of others through your connection to yourself, to the story, the text and your fellow artists and the audience.

Unlock your potential through an acting craft that has a lineage that stretches back to the great masters but also looks forward into new ways of being.

From the later methodologies of uber wunderkind Stanislavsky, the visionary beliefs of Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov, The ARC Acting Studio at its various levels offers you the opportunity to develop your own personal craft or performance technique.

Explore the concept of "isness": a personal authenticity and a way of being in the now, of a real internal connection and presence that is both personal, playful, performative and incredibly joyous.

Discover your role as a story teller, dreamer, believer, individualist!  Be seen for who you really are.

In a world that is still dealing with Covid19, The Curator's ARC Acting Workshops offer adults a covid safe 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.


An ARC Studio SPECIAL EVENT

Due to COVID-19, we had to postpone The ARC STUDIO’S Professional Training Ensemble production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s amazing epic revenge tragedy, THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE. With new eyes, we will bring this production to you later in the year.

The Love of the Nightingale - Timberlake Wertenbaker - ARC Acting Studio

Based on Ovid’s classic tale of lust and transformation, this is a timely revival filled with gut wrenching physicality and emotion.

Three performances only

Venue to be announced as soon as possible.

Living through one’s life is not like crossing through a field.
Old Russian proverb

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.

He continually works successfully one-on-one with actors in their preparation for auditions for roles on stage and screen.


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“The ARC Studio's Acting Workshops create a new ARC of opportunity for every person as an actor and as a private individual to MAGNIFY their HUMANITY.”

Develop your sense of self.

Develop your truth as a storyteller.

Discover your real voice and physical body.

Develop your personal and performance presence.

Develop a strong set of highly transferable skills.

Develop dynamic acting techniques that are suitable for stage and screen alike.

Become a strong, independent actor - performer - presenter - person.

Testimonials

“Michael opens a magical door to a rich world of fantasy, storytelling and emotion.."

"I can’t recommend this enough...."

“The ARC Program is a must..."

Regular Classes

ARC Acting Studio: Masters Ensemble

In 2020, our Monday afternoon Seniors Workshop tackles Shakespeare with a contemporary twist.

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

 

ARC Acting Studio: Actors Laboratory

This exciting Monday night program empowers and enables new and emerging actors through workshop and scene studies.

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

 

ARC Acting Studio: Professional Training Ensemble

Our dynamic Professional Training Ensemble will continue soon on a Tuesday evening. More information to come.

Entry by application and show reel.

 

ARC Acting Studio: The LUMEN Ensemble

A new workshop series that is designed specifically for gay/bi/pan/trans males and those who identify as male, exploring queer and heteronormative texts through the lense of the participants.

A WONDERFUL new program coming soon on a Wednesday night. No prior experience required.

Bespoke Classes

ARC Acting Studio: Bespoke 1-on-1

Make that audition wonderful. Embolden your personal craft.

 

ARC Acting Studio: Sunshine Masterclasses and Professional Training Ensemble

An AMAZING new program coming soon.

 

ARC Acting Studio: The Sunday Sessions

Professional Practice Directing Workshops coming soon.

 

"Ghosts is innovative....outstanding. The show is not only exciting, but difficult to fault".
Meredith Walker

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.

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