Anthony Skuse 

Masterclass  

Scenes from the works of Anton Chekhov

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Course Overview

This very special version of the Anthony Skuse Masterclass is an opportunity to delve into the works of one of the most genius playwrights in history, Anton Chekhov. Anthony Skuse is incredibly attuned to the history, style and language of Chekhov. This course is a chance to stretch your skill set so that you feel more confident and equiped to confidently take on classic texts.

Anthony is one of Sydney’s most respected directors, a real actors’ director. His insight will give each participant a hands on understanding of his process, as well as keeping your acting fit and ready to approach your next theatre audition with a fresh perspective.

This series is invite only, with the highest standard being sought, a place on the course is not guaranteed.

Course Outline

  • Scene each week prepared prior to class, rehearsed for minimum three hours!
  • Feedback and direction from Anthony, with group participation.
  • Specific focus on scene technique, script analysis & Anthony’s process.

Course Outcomes

By working closely with Anthony, you will learn, develop, practice and be held accountable for Anthony’s work. This course will sharpen your skills and excite you to keep learning.

  • Learn three to four new scenes across the eight week. 
  • Greater understanding of Anton Chekhov’s work and style.
  • Deep dive into text analysis & character analysis.
  • Familiarity towards Anthony’s work & how he views acting.
  • Accountability for practice and performance which funnels you towards a more professional work ethic.
  • Meet new actors and like minded friends.

Skuse is a master director and, as often follows, a master teacher. He makes you feel safe to explore, but challenges you to take risks at the same time. I’ve loved the work I’ve done with Skusie, and I can’t wait to do more. 

– Erica Lovell (A Place to Call Home, Sea Patrol)

Autumn Series Session Details

When: 8 x Wednesday Nights

Dates: 24th October – 12th December, 2018

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Cost: Non-Members: $480.00 / Members: $432.00 incl GST

Participants: 12-14 Maximum

Session Details

About Anthony Skuse

Anthony is a director, dramaturge and teacher.Anthony’s directing credits include: Chekhov’s Seagull (Secret House); Play Without a Title (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs); Simon Stephens’ Birdland (New Theatre); Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis (Old Fitz); Simon Stephens’ Herons (ISA) Suzie Miller’s Sunset Strip (Uncertainty principle) Griffin; Melita Rowston’s Between the Streetlight and the Moon (Mophead Production); Bathsheba Doran’s Mystery of Love and Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre); Charlotte Jones’ Airswimming (The Vaults, London);Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s Our Class (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs); Nick Enright’s Man With Five Children (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Katy Warner’s Dropped (Old Fitz); Christopher Harley’s Blood Bank (Ensemble Theatre); Jane Bodie’s Fourplay & Ride (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); José Rivera’s The House of Ramon Iglesia (MopHead Productions); Suzie Miller’s Caress/Ache (Griffin Theatre Company); Jessica Bellamy’s Shabbat Dinner (Rock Surfers); Chekhov’s Platonov (ATYP Selects); Nick Payne’s Constellations(Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Diana Son’s Stop Kiss (Unlikely Productions); Bite Me (ATYP); Simon Stephens’ On the shore of the wide world (Griffin Independent); Amy Hertzog’s 4000 Miles (Under the Wharf, Sydney & La Boite, Brisbane); Stephens’ Punk Rock (Under the Wharf) three Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Independent Production and Best Direction.

Anthony'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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