Matt Edgerton Acting Masterclass

Acting Masterclass: Grow as an artist. Make great choices. Find your creative flow.

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is thrilled to have such an accomplished WAPPA graduate actor and award-winning director at The HubStudio Perth. Matt’s work has been nominated for multiple awards including PAWA awards, Helpmann Awards and Sydney Theatre Awards, and he from 2015-2019 was the Artistic Director of Barking Gecko theatre company.

For the last twenty years Matt has helped thousands of actors to find their creative flow. Cast members in his shows have won major theatre awards and numerous students have been inspired to give memorable and nuanced performances. This series then is the perfect opportunity to work along side like minded actors in a professional and focused environment. 

In this eight-week course participants will work with Matt to explore the finest classical and contemporary texts with rigour and playfulness. Through this process they will learn to make the unique and powerful choices that build memorable performances. Using scenes and monologues from the best classical and contemporary plays, Matt will take actors through a detailed exploration of text, character and physical action. Each session will begin with a dynamic warm up designed to bring the actor’s body, voice and imagination into a playful and centred presence.

Course Outline

Our first two classes will involve a close study of texts as a group, after which participants will prepare scripts to workshop and perform in the room each week. Guided by Stella Adler’s maxim ‘your talent lies in your choices’, these classes will take participants from a close analysis of text to vividly realised performances. Great text demands rigour and creative courage from the actor, but the reward for this is artistic growth and creative flow!

Course Outcomes

In this one day course, you will learn:

  • Build unique and detailed characters from a close study of text
  • Make authentic connections with your audience and other performers
  • Learn to maintain composure under pressure
  • Deepen your presence and curiosity in each moment

Session Details

When: 8 x Monday

Dates: 15th July – 2nd September 2019

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 19 Blinco Street Fremantle 

Participants: 12 Maximum

Price: Members $420.00 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 Matt Edgerton

Matt is an award-winning Australian theatre director with a diverse body of work. Productions include contemporary and classical work across a range of forms, styles and scales, cross-cultural collaborations, work for audiences of all ages and theatre projects promoting social development in marginalised communities.

Matt’s career has included positions as Artistic Director of Western Australia’s Children’s Theatre Company Barking Gecko and Resident Artist at Australia’s national Shakespeare Company Bell Shakespeare. He has directed work for Barking Gecko, Black Swan, Bell Shakespeare, Sport For Jove, Monkey Baa, WAAPA and others. For production details and reviews visit mattedgerton.com

Matt trained as and actor at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). He has subsequently trained with Anne Bogart at SITI company in New York, been a member of the Melbourne Festival Directors Lab and has constantly trained with great teachers such as Cicely Berry, John Bell, Nick Enright, Lynette Sheldon and Sarah Victoria. Matt is a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow for which he travelled to Vanuatu and London to study Theatre for Development.

Matt is passionate about actor training and development. He wrote and presented Bell Shakespeare’s learning programs for three years and trained their team of arts educators. He has has taught units for WAAPA’s acting and musical theatre courses (Shakespeare, Acting, Audition Technique) and been a regular teacher for two decades at various Sydney acting schools including The Actors Centre, NIDA Open Program, the Australian Institute of Music and the Australian Theatre for Young People. His approach to actor training is both rigorous and playful and based on a deep respect for actor and the craft of acting.

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.

Course Application Form

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  • If accepted onto the series you will be required to pay via one of the above options, please choose one from the following options.
    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

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