Acting w/ Imara Savage

A very special two day Theatre Masterclass with director Imara Savage.

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Course Overview

Imara Savage is a theatre and opera director. She has directed award-winning productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Chamber Opera, and Griffin Independent. Her recent directorial works include Saint Joan, Top Girls, Punk Rock, Hayfever, Fool For Love, Comedy Of Errors and more.

★★★★½ “A striking production full of fascinating ideas and stark images that will be hard to forget.” Limelight  

★★★★★ “Director Imara Savage, one of the sharpest talents on Australian stages, has created a production that crackles and burns” The Guardian 

★★★★½ “Imara Savage – an incisive, keen-eyed director who draws lines of theatrical tension with razor-sharp focus” Time Out

This partnered scene work workshop is a fantastic opportunity to run classic and modern theatre scenes with like minded professional actors, and with a professional theatre Director.  Imara will take actors through a range of practical techniques and studies, assigning scenes from contemporary and classic plays for a fully immersive experience over two days. The course will examine the rehearsal process in detail with a strong focus and outcome on authenticity and truth.

Course Outline

Over the 2 days each participant will work on various scenes for the group, being directed by Imara, looking at the following areas:

  • Personalisation
  • Deep Text analysis
  • Character work & analysis
  • The rehearsal process
  • Commitment to authenticity and truth

Course Outcomes

  • Development, practice of craft and a commitment to truth, lie at the core of the Masterclass:
  • Stronger ability to confidently approach the text
  • Exercise and development of acting ‘muscle’
  • Increased confidence to make bold offers
  • Commitment to authenticity and truth

Session Details

When: 2 x full-day classes

Dates: 9th – 10th November, 2019

Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants: 12 Maximum

Price: $375.00 incl GST (10% off for Hub 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 Imara Savage

Imara Savage is a theatre and opera director. She has directed award-winning productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Chamber Opera, and Griffin Independent.

Her productions for Sydney Theatre Company (where she was resident director between 2016 – 2018) won multiple awards. Imara is nominated for a 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Director for her acclaimed adaptation of ST JOAN which is nominated for three Helpmann Awards including Best Female Actor (Sarah Snook). ST JOAN received four Sydney Theatre Award nominations including Best Director and Best Production.

Imara’s production of Caryl Churchill’s TOP GIRLS won two Sydney Theatre Awards. AFTER DINNER won a Helpmann Award, Best Ensemble at the Sydney Theatre Awards, and was voted Best Revival by Sydney Morning Herald. MACHINAL won two Sydney Theatre Awards. Imara also directed DINNER, THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, and HAYFEVER for the company.

Imara’s Helpmann Award winning production of MR BURNS for Belvoir and State Theatre Company of South Australia, received many award nominations including Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Director and Best Ensemble.

Her acclaimed production of Elliott Gyger’s FLY AWAY PETER for Sydney Chamber Opera was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Opera and toured to Melbourne Festival. Other opera directing includes: Kaija Saariaho’s THE PASSION OF SIMONE, Philip Glass’ IN THE PENAL COLONY and Benjamin Britten’s OWEN WINGRAVE for Sydney Chamber Opera which won Best Opera in the Time Out Awards.

Other theatre: for Belvoir, FOOL FOR LOVE; for Bell Shakespeare, A COMEDY OF ERRORS; for Griffin Theatre, THE BROTHERS SIZE which won Best Newcomer at the Sydney Theatre Awards; for Red Stitch, ORPHANS; for NIDA, WOYZECK, the Tom Waits/Robert Wilson musical, and PUNK ROCK.

Imara is a graduate of NIDA in Directing and the NIDA Playwriting Studio and holds a BA in Communications and International Studies from University of Technology Sydney. She was the Richard Wherret Fellow at Sydney Theatre Company and an Associate Artist at both Griffin and Bell Shakespeare.

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.

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