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ARC Acting Studio

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ARC Acting Studio - Masters Ensemble

Masters Ensemble

BOOK COURSE

 

The ARC MASTERS ENSEMBLE is a program of acting workshops primarily developed for senior adults who want to take a creative adventure, enhancing their sense of self through dramatic play.  From 2020, younger people can join the program but should realise that the workshops are devised primarily for seniors and middle aged participants. 

Explore your personal potential through voice, movement, story, improvisation,  script analysis and scene work to develop your personal actor's technique.  In Dec 2019, the performance of ITHACA, a postmodern, contemporary exploration of the women in Homer's The Odyssey and personal story, wowed audiences.  In 2020 we begin the year exploring acting for Realism before diving deep into Shakespeare and performance, embracing spoken and physical language in a metamorphosizing way.

No experience is necessary, only a willingness to explore. Physical limitations are taken into account in every class. 

Within a fun, safe and inclusive environment you will be encouraged to make new discoveries about yourself that promote personal artistry and identity through acting technique, storytelling, memory, physical activity and joy. 

#masters as in the sporting reference 

 

Mondays 12.30pm - 2.30pm
(9 weeks)

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Class size: 12

 

Cost: $220 Pensioners / $250 Seniors / $350 Adult

Term 1 Commences Monday 10 February

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

 

 


ARC Acting Studio - Monday L'Atelier

Monday L'Atelier

BOOK COURSE

 

The ARC L'Atelier Studio is the dynamic, exciting new development of what used to be ARC FOUNDATIONS and EXTENSION Studios. It is the perfect acting class for unlocking personal potential in a fun, safe and inclusive environment, enabling professional and artistic growth at your own pace for new and emerging actors.

Designed to enable your personal development both onstage and off, this specifically curated program of activities is unique to ARC. You will explore workshops in voice, movement, mask, energy, rhythm, impulse, epiphany, physical body, discovery points, transition moments, character development, improvisation, script analysis and scene studies 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 - especially Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov.

Whether you want to develop your skills to pursue a career in acting and performance or enhance your communication skills for personal and professional reasons, the ARC L'Atelier Studio is right for you.

 

Mondays 6.30pm - 8.30pm
(8 weeks)

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Class size: 12

 

Cost: $330

Term 1 Commences Monday 17 February

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

 

 


ARC Acting Studio - Professional Training Ensemble

Professional Training Ensemble

FULLY BOOKED - JOIN WAITLIST

 

The ARC Professional Training Ensemble enables professional acting training and practice for stage and screen. Similar in intention and style to the conservatoire productions offered in the acting programs of many universities around the world, PET is offered on a rolling schedule, taking 2 terms to complete. 

Our current course will conclude with the production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's acclaimed play The Love of the NIghtingale at the Ron Hurley Theatre in Seven Hills from 2 - 5 April.

PET engages acting students with contemporary performance methodologies that enpower students as articulate, inventive creatives who are safely and imaginatively able to work on character development, interpersonal and behavioral relationships, text analysis and scene studies.  Through the 'now world' exploration of concepts such as 'isness', active analysis, epiphany, spirit centres, mythologising the character and the actor's duality, combined with text analysis, physical body work, vocality, rhythm, reaction and transition work, each actor will grow as an active, alive, thinking, imaginative creative who is dynamically transformative on stage and screen.  

Each aspiring actor can be wondrous in performance through the ARC PET program.

This course is for students with significant prior experience and is via audition or prior ARC Studio experience via discussion.

Contact Michael via arc@curators.com.au if you would like to find out more.

 

Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9.15pm
(SOLD OUT
)

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

 

Cost: $530

Term 1 Commences Tuesday 4 February

Newmarket Bowls Club
212 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove

 

Please email michael@curators.com.au to register your interest for terms later in the year.

 

 


ARC Acting Studio -Bespoke 1-on-1

Bespoke 1-on-1

In 2020, ARC is pleased to continue offering ARC: Bespoke 1-on-1 Workshops for actors at all levels of development. 

Bespoke ARC Workshops are tailor made to your needs.  They exist to inspire development of your actor's technique and can be engaged as a one off or in a sequence where Michael operates as both acting coach and director to unlock your full potential in performance.  ARC Bespoke are vital for audition preparation, empowering you as an artist to land the role, agent procurement, showreel performance and admission to tertiary actor training programs etc. 

Embolden your acting, your monologue and scene work in a safe, secure, professional environment through ARC Bespoke. 

With limited places available at the moment we recommend that you make contact as soon as possible to find a suitable time.  Michael will work around his rehearsal and other teaching commitments to find a special time that is perfect for you.

$80 for one hour. $100 for 90 minutes.

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

 

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.

 

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

ARC Acting Studio creates a new ARC of opportunity.

 

• The ARC Acting Studio works to crepate a harmonious training community that explores imagination, creativity and performance.

• Through it you can develop your sense of self, your real voice, your personal and performance presence through the concept of play.

• You can become a strong, independent actor - performer - presenter - person.

 

In 2020 The ARC Acting Studio offer adults the opportunity to engage in developing personal voice, creativity, confidence and self-awareness through dynamic acting and performance workshops in a place of personal respect, adventure and self-esteem.

Each workshop series implements a variety of dynamic contemporary acting styles and philosophies of being that are relevant to that specific program of study.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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 workshop series is filled with a specifically curated program of activities that  includes voice, movement, improvisation, script and text to stage exercises and workshops.  But within each of these is the profound exploration of truth through fictionalised action.

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.

You will discover comedy and tragedy, humour and pathos, new life and energy as you explore the infinite possibilities and abilities you will create and reveal in yourself as an actor.

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
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.