John Patrick Shanley
Los Angeles WORKSHOP
Australian Theatre Company is proud to continue our association with 16th Street Actors Studio Australia in presenting Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Academy Award Winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley with his very first workshop in Los Angeles.
Monday March 12th - Saturday March 17th 2018
Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles
Take part in this rare opportunity to dive deep into the new works of John Patrick Shanley and learn about his script creation process. This is not simply an acting workshop, but rather a theatre experience.
Over this 6 day workshop, participants will be given a voice in the development of one of the world’s greatest playwrights new works. They will engage in stimulating discussion around the topics raised in these stories, and have the chance to get up on the floor to explore the material elementally through scene work guided directly by John Patrick Shanley, as he examines the raw jangling nerve of gender, sexuality and power in America today. This workshop is about theatre and all that entails; the writing, the rehearsal process and the discovery.
His new works will provoke discussion as we investigate both the effect casting has on meaning, and the effect of cross-gender casting. New ideas will be examined, unseen work will be shared, scripts will be born and changed through this process. This is an artist’s journey into the work of one of the finest playwrights of our time.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THERE ARE STILL A LIMITED NUMBER OF AUDITING PLACES AVAILABLE.
You can also be a part of this workshop by auditing. Auditing is open to anyone.
Early bird special (before February 19th 2018)
$70 per day
$195 three day package
$360 six day package
Regular price (after February 19th 2018)
$85 per day
$240 three day package
$450 six day package
Australian Theatre Company Masterclasses are proudly sponsored by Sunset Marquis
Los Angeles Masterclass
Our first program launched in June 2017 with Elizabeth Kemp's Character Dream Masterclass. Elizabeth was the Co-Associate Artistic Director of The Actors Studio NY until her passing in September 2017. Elizabeth and her work had a profound effect on the artistic lives of actor’s around the world including Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
Los Angeles Workshop
“Are you screen testing well?” This is a question that Al Pacino asked Les Chantery when they worked together, several years ago.
For Les, this question propelled him on a quest to understand, what were the common factors (other than talent) in all successful screen tests, that either got the actor the job or the attention of the casting director.
Les teaches an essential skill that all actors must master – How to show up when it matters most – in the screen test. He teaches actors what is crucial to know about performances that ‘Pop’ within the restraint of the mid-shot frame.
This 3-day workshop will equip actors with the most advanced and effective audition skills and techniques. Covering crucial aspects of the audition process, from script analysis and preparation, to being in front of a casting director. The art of self-taping is also covered, allowing actors to create dynamic screen tests on their own.