Dates and times

Tuesday, 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


Per session $20.00

How to get tickets

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Join Jodie Dorday for a fun but professional class for children aged 12 or over who want to take their drama skills further.

The focus of the classes is acting and script work – simple but hugely effective learning and performance techniques to make the most of your TV, film or theatre audition.

  • How to get the best out of an audition 
    • what questions to ask
    • how to handle ourselves professionally
    • how do they see the best of you in 5 mins!
    • how to engage with casting agents/directors
  • How to make brave choices with our characterisations
    • encouraging individual choices and upping the anti so we are unforgettable
  • The subtle use of SubText
    • tricky stuff but we will start to delve into this area
  • How to use Pauses and silences within our scripts to our advantage
  • How to find our ‘journey’ within a script 
    • often the answers are within the writing but how do we know where to look!
  • How to ‘Play Against’
    • don’t underestimate your audience – let them do the thinking
  • Building Self Confidence – and if we don’t have any – learning how to Give Good Fake!
  • Basic Yoga and Breathing Techniques 
    • to calm our minds and bodies, clear our heads so we can truly focus
  • Preparation and Performance of Individual Monologues
    • within the term we will be working on a monologue each and have this at performance/audition level by the end of the term
  • The PumpHouse Performance evening
    • a fun evening to showcase our monologues or partner work to family and friends – drinks and nibbles provided