Adult Acting Workshops create a new ARC of opportunity.
In 2018 Magda Community Artz Inc. and 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 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.
Whether you have a passion for acting that you want to further develop, or you want to enhance your communication skills for professional reasons, this course is right for you. Each evening will be filled with a 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 truth in the everyday and the every moment. We will discover tragedy and comedy. Designed to continue throughout the year, Term 4 will involve a performance showcase open to the Magda Community.
Commencing on Monday night 5 February for 8 weeks.
When: Monday 6pm - 8pm
Where: Magda Community Artz
Cost: Special Introductory Price $195 Term One
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and enquiries
This is an adults only class (18+). Numbers are strictly limited. ARC is a class for people who want to take a wonderful creative risk, whether or not you have done acting classes in the past.
Beginners are most welcome. Each student will access the work based on their prior experience.
Term Two commences on Monday 16 April.
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