Improvisation For Professional Actors

An eight week improvisation series for professional actors

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Course Overview

This very special eight-week program is designed to give each actor far greater skills to live impulsively and within the moment. So much of our acting comes from impulse and being able to improvise can bring out the crucial and seminal moments in any scene or audition.

Lyn Pierse is arguably the country’s best improvisation teacher. She pioneered Theatresports in Australia and has worked as an Improvisation teacher at a large number theatres and drama schools, both local and international. Her unique process for actors challenges each actor to live in the moment, develop dialogue, yield to other’s and your own ideas, create spontaneous reality and challenge your belief putting your craft into action.

Improvisation is the glue that brings all your skills together. Lyn will challenge you in every moment. Be prepared to be unprepared. Have a break from text and build the skills to create backstory, characters, comic and dramatic timing that will enhance your text work, empower your confidence, lateral thinking, teamwork and ultimately – your acting. Come join us!!

Course Outline

Over the eight weeks each participant will work on various areas of improvisational technique in the following areas:

    • Imaginary Circumstances.
    • Accepting / Yielding.
    • Character development.
    • Impulse work.
    • Use of physical space to inform character & story.

Course Outcomes

Development & practice of craft lie at the core of the Masterclass:

    • An ability to take offers, accept and yield to stimulus .
    • Increased ability to react from impulse with character.
    • Greater awareness of working in a group.
    • Focus on character development techniques.
    • Create dynamic and engaging offer to other actors.
    • Ability to use improvisational techniques in scripted work.

Session Details

What: 8 x Monday Nights
Dates: 21 Oct – 9 December 2019
When: 7pm – 10pm
Where: 18 City Rd, Chippendale
Students: 12-14 Maximum
Cost:  $480.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Session Details

Payment Information

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

About Lyn Pierse

Lyn Pierse is Australia’s most recognised and experienced Improvisation teacher teaching two generations of actors, teachers, standup comics and students of Improvisation for; National Institute Dramatic Art 22 years, Actors Centre Australia 25 years, Australian Academy Dramatic Art 4 years, National Theatre School Melbourne, University of Armidale and Macquarie University, Drama NSW, EDA and community theatres and workshops across the country. 

Lyn's Full Biography

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to 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.

Course Application Form

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    TERMS & CONDITIONS: Please make 100% sure you are available for the course BEFORE agreeing to these terms and conditions. Once you have agreed by ticking the above box YOU ARE FULLY LIABLE TO PAY FOR THE COURSE IN FULL REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY CLASSES ARE ATTENDED. If you are not accepted onto the course, you will not held be liable to pay. Confirmation of acceptance onto a course will be emailed to you directly with an invoice. Upon receipt of the invoice you hereby agree to pay the full amount and by no later than the due date stated on the invoice. If you have opted for the direct debit payment system, you agree to return the emailed Direct Debit Request (DDR) Form within two days of receipt with the correct banking information and agree to have the appropriate funds available at all times, as per the payment schedule. If for some reason the DDR Form isn't filled out, at any stage before or after a course, you will still be required to pay the course amount in full. If for any reason you have not received the DDR Form, it is your responsibility to pay for the course and notify the studio. Please note that prior to payment we cannot guarantee your place on any course. CANCELLATIONS MADE BY YOU: If for whatever reason you wish to cancel your place on a course, you must notify us via email within five (5) business days before the start of the first class. A REFUND WILL BE ISSUED ONLY IF YOUR PLACE CAN BE FILLED. Often at this stage it can be difficult to find a suitable replacement, however we’ll do our best to facilitate the changes, if at all possible. If a refund is approved it will incur an administration charge of $75. Any cancellations requested after the five (5) days cut off are non-refundable however may be transferred as a credit, at the discretion of the The HubStudio, and are not guaranteed. IF WE MAKE CANCELLATIONS: Rarely we have to move a class due to unforeseen circumstances such as teachers sickness or unavailability. In these circumstance we will do our best to find a new time to accomodate everyone. We do not offer refunds for single class movements. If a whole class series is moved you will be entitled to a credit note for the next series or a full refund if you can’t attend the new dates. MAILING LIST: Please note by agreeing to these terms and conditions you also give consent to be subscribed to any potential HubStudio mailing lists and marketing material. To opt-out at any time simply follow the link provided. OUR POLICY: At all times, The HubStudio will endeavour to facilitate your needs, and provide the most fair, and suitable outcome for both parties. The above terms and conditions are best practice policies to ensure we can maintain a high standard and quality service to all our customers.

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Further Questions

The HubStudio prides itself on helping professional actors to facilitate their training journey. If you would like more information about this course, or more importantly which courses would suit you best, then please email or call us to discuss your training goals.