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How To Craft A Believable Character w/ Josh McConville

Josh McConville

How To Craft  A Believable Character

An eight week theatre Masterclass

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Course Overview

Multi-award winning Australian theatre mainstay Josh McConville is running a specialist eight week Theatre intensive at the studio. It’s fantastic to be able to welcome the practical and hands on experience of such a gifted actor to our community for what will be a truly unique experience for those actors wanting to seek knowledge from contemporaries at the top of their game.

The perception of a character actor is changing. Instead of playing types, the best character actors play no ‘type’ at all, to disappear into roles completely while at the same time understanding the techniques required to do so, imbuing their performances with something memorable; they are the chameleons in the truest sense of that word.

Throughout this 8 week workshop we will explore and practice the necessary methods of crafting multi layered characters that can be used in the professional industry.

 

Josh McConville – Awards and Nominations 
2015  – Sydney Theatre Award Nomination for Best Actor in a HAMLET Leading Role in a Mainstream Production
2014 – Sydney Theatre Award Best Actor in a NOISES OFF Supporting Role in a Mainstream Production
2012 – Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in THE BOYS A Mainstage Production
2011 – Nominated for The Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor IN THE NEXT ROOM in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production
2009 – Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer THE CALL & STRANGE ATTRACTOR


Course Outline

In this course the actor will learn, examine, and practice the strategies to craft complex characters through a combination of techniques and instincts. The class will be broken into components and disciplines consisting of:

  • Text analysis
  • Voice and breath
  • Movement
  • Entry Points
  • Improvisation
  • Personalisation


Course Outcomes

This class is designed for the actor to create a ‘tool kit’ of strategies, exercises, and techniques to break habitual behaviour and craft believable characters for film and theatre:

  • How to break down a script
  • How to find all the clues you need to know about your character in the text
  • Physicalising language to allow your instincts to emerge
  • Learning to trust your intuitive physical impulses
  • A stronger understanding of your body in the space
  • An approach to connecting the voice to the physical
  • Stagecraft discipline



Session Details

When: 8 x Thursday Nights

DatesThursday 1st November – 13th December 2018 with an eighth class on Wednesday 28th Nov. 

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Cost: $480.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Participants: 12-14 Maximum

Session Details

 

About Josh McConville

Josh graduated from The National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2008.  Since graduating he has worked extensively in theatre, his credits include Cloud Nine, All My Sons, Midsummer Nights Dream, Loot, Arcadia, Hay Fever, After Dinner, Cyrano De Bergerac with Richard Roxburgh, Noises Off (for which he won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor)…

Josh's Full Biography

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to courses@thehubstudio.com.au or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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