The Kevin Jackson Ensemble 

An 8 week workshop and showcase for professional working actors.

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Course Overview

This partnered scene work workshop is a fantastic opportunity to run classic and modern theatre scenes with like minded professional actors, and with one of the country’s most celebrated coaches. Kevin will take actors through a range of practical techniques and studies, assigning scenes from classic plays for a fully immersive experience. Each week, twelve students partner up and rehearse in their own time, and present the scenes and homework to the group for re-direction and analysis. At the end of the course a series of these scenes will be featured in a showcase for industry professionals, family and friends.

This course is a hot house of great actors pushing the limits and learning new possibilities under the tutorage of one of the best acting coaches in Australia. Anybody is able to apply, however we do require a high level of skill for entry and it is preferred students have worked with KJ before, have an understanding of his technique, or a high level of industry experience, however it is not essential. So please note that this series is invite only, with the highest standard being sort, so a place on the course is not guaranteed.

Course Outline

Over the eight weeks each participant will work on various scenes for the group, being directed by Kevin, looking at the following areas:

  • Personalisation
  • Linear Work – punctuation, grammar & use of language
  • Deep Text analysis
  • Character work & analysis
  • Use of physical space to inform character & story

Course Outcomes

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

  • Stronger ability to understand the complexity of classic plays and confidently approach the text. 
  • Exercise and development of acting ‘muscle’.
  • Greater awareness of writers and plays in the cannon
  • Understanding and implementation of the Creative Habit.
  • Ability to greater analyse, punctuation, beats, & rhythms of text
  • Increased awareness and spirit around the true artistry of acting.

Spring Series Session Details

When: 8 x Monday Nights

Dates: 8th October – 26th November 2018 

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

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

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About Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is one of the country’s most experienced acting teachers. In 2011 he retired from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) after more than twenty years service to the school, and in the process trained some of the most prominent and emerging actors in the industry today. For more than fourteen years Kevin also taught at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco, and more recently at The Actors Center in Sydney and now at The HubStudio. Graduates Kevin has taught during his time at NIDA include, Baz Luhrmann, Richard Roxburgh, Jacqueline McKenzie, Miranda Otto, Cate Blanchett, Essie Davis, Nicholas Bishop & Sam Worthington.

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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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    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.