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ARC Adult Acting Classes

Which ARC class is right for me?

ARC Seniors Classes

Acting for Life ARC is a program of acting workshops for senior adults who want to take a creative adventure, enhancing their sense of self through dramatic play. Explore your personal potential through voice, movement, story, improvisation and scene work. This fun class is devised specifically for seniors. No experience is necessary. Physical limitations are taken into account.

Every session is filled with a specifically curated program of activities that are unique to ARC. Within a fun, safe and inclusive environment you will be encouraged to make new discoveries about yourself that promote storytelling, memory, physical activity and joy.

 

Mondays 12.30pm - 2.30pm (9 weeks)

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Class size: 12

 

Cost: $225 Seniors / $200 Pensioners

Term 4 Commences Monday 14 October

St Barnabas' Anglican Church Hall
28 St Barnabas Pl, Red Hill

 

 

ARC Foundation Classes

Foundation ARC is the perfect introductory acting class that unlocks personal potential in a fun, safe and inclusive environment, enabling professional and artistic growth. Designed to enable your personal development both onstage and off, this specifically curated program of activities is unique to ARC. You will explore voice, movement, improvisation, script and text to stage exercises and workshops throughout the course. The workshop program uses a variety of dynamic contemporary acting styles based on the later work of famous Russian teacher Stanislavsky, including elements of contemporary American and historical European masters - Vakhtangov, Brecht and Artaud.

Whether you want to develop your skills to pursue a career, just further explore an interest in performance or enhance your communication skills for professional reasons, Foundation ARC is right for you.

 

Mondays 6.30pm - 8.30pm (9 weeks)

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Class size: 12

 

Cost: $315

Term 4 Commences Monday 14 October

St Barnabas' Anglican Church Hall
28 St Barnabas Pl, Red Hill

 

 

ARC Extension Classes

Extension ARC is created for actors who have prior experience. This course is ideal for those who want to or are working in acting and performance, on stage, new media, TV or in film.

Extension ARC uses a variety of dynamic contemporary acting styles, based on the later work of Stanislavsky, including elements of contemporary American and historical European masters - Vakhtangov, Brecht and Artaud. Every session is filled with a specifically curated program of activities that are unique to ARC.Throughout the course this will include voice, movement, improvisation, script and text to stage exercises and workshops. Each person will be involved in the rigorous exploration of scene work that enhances techniques relevant for television and tv/film.

You will be encouraged to reach new milestones and make new discoveries about yourself as a performer that will enable you to excel.

 

ARC Extension Class will not be run in Term Four.

 

ARC Professional Training Ensemble

ARC Professional Training Ensemble is our bold new step to enable professional acting practice for stage and screen. Our nine week spring course will be followed by a ten week course in the new year. Both are devoted to the creation of a public performance. WATCH THIS SPACE.

With so many new film and TV projects in the pipeline to filmed in Brisbane this year, now is the time to take action.

 

Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9.15pm (9 weeks)

 

Small class size (Entry by audition or prior ARC class attendance)

 

Cost: $450

Term 4 Commences Tuesday 15 October

The Bardon Hall
247 Simpsons Rd, Bardon

 

 

Please email michael@curators.com.au to register your interest.

 

ONE on ONE

ARC is pleased to offer ONE on ONE workshops in preparation for auditions, agent procurement, showreel development etc. Develop your acting, your monologue and scene work in a safe, secure, professional environment.  

Cost: $75 for one hour. $90 for 90 minutes.

Please contact Michael at michael@curators.com.au or 0430246353 to discuss your needs and to book a time.

Michael has a 25 year history of successfully helping actors gain admission to the top acting programs in Australia and internationally, as well as gaining agents, landing film and television roles, developing their personal acting skills and philosophy to become noble, magnificent practitioners of their craft.

Sunday Professional Practice Workshop

SUNDAY SESSION

Workshop details coming soon

ARC Adult Acting Workshops - The Curators Brisbane - Michael Beh

Neutral Mask Workshop - ARC Seniors March 2019

The stage is actor's country. You have to get your passport stamped every so often or they take away your citizenship.
Vanessa Redgrave, Actor
ARC Adult Acting Workshops - The Curators Brisbane - Michael Beh

Adult Acting Workshops create a new ARC of opportunity.

 

 

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.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
ARC Adult Acting Workshops - The Curators Brisbane - Michael Beh

Class Workshop - ARC Foundations March 2019

Whether you want to develop your skills to pursue a career in performance, have a passion for acting that you want to further develop, or you want to enhance your communication skills for professional reasons, ARC is right for you.
Each program is filled with a specifically curated program of activities that throughout the course includes voice, movement, improvisation, script and text to stage exercises and workshops.
What occurs in the stage space will astound you. We will search for the beautiful, the simple, the profound and the truthful - in the everyday and the every moment. We will discover tragedy and comedy.
You will discover new possibilities and abilities.
Designed to continue throughout the year, Term 4 will involve a performance showcase open to the community.

The actor creates the life of the human spirit of the role from his own living soul and incarnates it in his own living body.
Konstantin Stanislavsky, Director

ARC classes are for people who want to take a wonderful creative risk in a safe and supporting environment.
Beginners are most welcome. Each student will access the work based on their prior experience.
Next term commences on Monday 14 October.
Book early to avoid disappointment!

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J.K. Rowling, Author
ARC Adult Acting Workshops - The Curators Brisbane - Michael Beh
ARC Adult Acting Workshops - The Curators Brisbane - Michael Beh
ARC Adult Acting Workshops - The Curators Brisbane - Michael Beh
A person without creativity is like a teabag without hot water.

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.

What artists who have worked with Michael have had to say:

“This guy is the real deal.  Just do it, really do it!”
Joan Littlewood, British Stage Icon

“Michael has a unique talent. With great passion and sensitivity, he draws the very best performances from actors. His knowledge and experience of theatre is vast. As a director, his shows are probing and visually stunning. As a teacher and acting coach, his insight into characterisation and the acting process helps actors craft performances that are rich, complex and compelling.” 
David Patterson
Artistic Director, heartBeast Theatre

“It's been a privilege working with Michael Beh who brings so much experience, insight and passion to his work in Theatre. Michael has a great understanding of acting technique and the creation of character. I really enjoyed exploring improvisation and scene work with him. He takes an inventive and open-minded approach and values actors as co-creators. I never cease to be amazed by his terrific knowledge of theatre forms - everything from Greek to Post-post-modern. He's committed to making exciting, moving Drama - and succeeds in doing so!” 
Lisa Hickey
Actor & Drama Educator

“Michael engenders a truthful and creative approach in teaching acting to all ages. By utilising his vast experience as an acting teacher and director, he assists the student in selecting the most suitable interpretation of character for them. Students will gain valuable insights in developing and sustaining characterisation through Michael's understanding of the craft of acting.”
Warwick Comber
NIDA Graduate & Master Actor 

"I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Beh as a director. Michael has a unique approach which I found very freeing and inspiring as an actor. He uses imagery and improvisation to help inform actor choices and he has had training in and experience using many different theatre forms and acting styles. ARC Acting workshops would be a wonderful opportunity to work with a practitioner of Michael’s calibre and International experience, enabling the student to grow as a person, presenter or actor."
Amanda McErlean
Actor & Matilda Award Nominee

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Goethe, Philosopher

Testimonials

Some feedback from past ARC workshop participants.