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Improvisation For Professional Actors

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

Winter Series Session Details

What: 8 x Thursday Nights
Dates: 9th August – 27th September 2018
When: 7pm – 10pm
Where: 18 City Rd, Chippendale
Students: 12-14 Maximum
Cost:  $520.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Session Details

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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Contact Us

For further questions or queries please contact us directly during 10am – 5pm / Monday – Friday on the below details:

Our office and studio is located across from Victoria Park and the Broadway Shopping Centre in Sydney’s Chippendale. For best parking and travel options please click here.

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.


18 City Rd Chippendale, NSW 2008
Main: (02) 9212 0522