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ARC Adult Acting Classes
Which ARC class is right for me?
Sunshine Acting Masterclass Series - Masterclass 1
with Michael Beh
"Great acting is beyond being. It is transcending. Join us for these two remarkable workshops that are designed to elevate your acting craft to a place of joy and wonder."
Sunshine Masterclass 1:
PRESENCE, PERSONAL POWER AND THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
Sunday 10 November
10.30am – 4.30pm
Black Box Theatre
The Old Ambulance Station
Masterclass 1 empowers character creation in performance through 'moment' and 'reaction' work.
Please bring a known monologue to this workshop with 2 paper copies for use.
- Become the best actor that you can be. Apply these skills to other elements of your daily life.
- Explore breath, rhythm, movement and voicing to create multi-dimensional, mythologised character.
- Be introduced to the concept of "isness" as you enhance your personal presence as an actor and the presence of your character.
- Introduction to neutral mask work. Perform to the power of the angel.
- Explore monologue, audition preparation and scene work in this workshop designed to empower the actor and magnify the character in performance.
Sunshine Acting Masterclass Series - Masterclass 2
with Michael Beh
Sunshine Masterclass 2:
THE ACTOR AND THE AESTHETICS OF ACTION
Saturday 30 November
10.30am – 4.30pm
Black Box Theatre
The Old Ambulance Station
Masterclass 2 focuses on stagecraft and text analysis through scene study.
- Develop skills that will empower your craftsmanship as a professional artist./li>
- Learn how to interpret script to empower the manifestation of real truth in performance.
- Explore how to activate playing psycho-physical actions.
Both highly practical masterclasses draw on the performance theories of the great Russian artists - Konstantin Stanislavsky, Evgheny Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov.
Cost per Masterclass is $110. Book both Masterclasses at the same time for $190.
- Masterclasses are designed for actors 18+.
- Emerging artists are very welcome to attend.
- No prior knowledge of their work is required to participate.
- The work explored in this Masterclass Series is suitable for acting for stage, television or film.
- Each Masterclass runs from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm. Please do not be late.
- Wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move in. Also bring water to maintain hydration plus a pencil, eraser and notebook.
- Their will be a lunch break of approximately 45 minutes.
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 email@example.com 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.
Adult Acting Workshops create a new ARC of opportunity.
- Become a part of a unique training community that explores creativity and performance, run by Michael Beh.
- Develop your sense of self. Discover your real voice. Develop your personal and performance presence.
- Become a strong, independent actor - performer - presenter - person.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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!”
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.”
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."
Actor & Matilda Award Nominee