2023 Sydney Actors Ensemble
Comprehensive full year, part-time acting course: 80 Sessions: 40 x Wednesday 7pm – 10pm & 40 x Sunday’s 10am – 1pm.
OPEN FOR SUBMISSION NOW. AUDITION’S VIA APPLICATION.
The one year part-time 2023 Sydney Ensemble is a six hour a week (Wednesday 7pm – 10pm & Sunday 10am – 1pm) comprehensive outcome oriented acting course that aims to integrate a sustainable work / life balance, by providing high level training and performance opportunities, with the ability to continue your working and professional lives.
This series is perfect for those emerging and beginner actors, looking to learn both the craft skills of repertoire training in Voice, Movement, Theatre, Improvisation & Film and also the business skills of Actor Entrepreneurialism, whilst also continuing their careers and lives outside the course.
Why The HubStudio?
As an actor, and the founder of The HubStudio, I have been through long term training courses, and truly – I believe the sands have shifted. I honestly don’t believe a two year or three year full time course is a.) sustainable, b.) affordable, and c.) integrated into the reality of what it’s actually like to be a working professional actor. As a working actor, the bestthing you can do is to be involved in the industry, learning both in class and on the job, engaging in the studio as a resource but not an ‘all consuming environment’. At the end of the day casting agents and producers will judge you by your craft and your unique personality, so you need resources, ears on the ground, coaches who know what they are doing, and a studio that can connect the dots, giving you both structure and flexibility. The HubStudio is perfectly placed to offer you both degree quality training, and full industry integration. Our teachers are nearly all old guard NIDA, WAPPA, and ACA coaches, and if not they are working as actors and directors themselves, so from a training aspect you are covered. However where we differ is The Hub has it’s own producing company, runs multiple courses for professional working actors, runs events, rehearsal space and has one of the most active alumni networks in the industry, with over 1500 professional actors on it’s database.
“The 2022 Ensemble course gave me the opportunity to hone my craft in a supportive environment alongside other likeminded artists and to learn from knowledgeable, generous industry professionals. It was truly the highlight of my year and l’ve grown immensely as an artist because of it.”
“My impression of the 2022 Ensemble course has been nothing but positive. I loved working with all the coaches; they all have a wealth of knowledge, and l’m so grateful for all the things they have passed down to us. It has been a priceless experience.”
“The Sydney Actors Ensemble was part of a perfect path after I finished school. I had freedom to explore and develop my skills supported by experienced and passionate coaches. I worked within a diverse group of committed actors and I leave the course significantly more confident in my development.”
Previous Sydney Ensemble members Josh, Laneikka and Emily were interviewed about their time on the course and what they learned. Take a listen!
Working with our full range of industry leading coaches, the Sydney Ensemble will cover all basics starting with Movement and Improvisation, moving to Film & Voice, then Theatre theory & practical, finishing with our showcase ready Film & Theatre works in preparation for a final Industry Showcase.
Through each term there will be two Industry blocks where you will work with key industry professionals such as casting agents, mind training coaches and social media experts, and two Breakfast Briefing sessions, where we invite actors, writers, agents and producers, to come and chat with you about their experiences. Each term will work towards at least two event showcases / performance outcomes to make sure it’s as practical as possible. For full breakdown click below.
Movement & Improvisation
The first ten week term is an introduction to the beginning of great repertoire training. We kick of with our first Industry block, with an introduction to Actor Entrepreneurialism. From here we have several a general Introduction to Theatre, Movement and Improvisation blocks, looking at the fundamentals both of the body in space, and impulse work through character improvisational techniques as well as character development and script analysis. Mid-way through we have another Industry Block working on Mind Training, with a Personal Story Event in week five and long form Improvisation Event in week ten, as well as two industry Breakfast Briefings in week three & eight.
This term will give you all the fundamentals, before we start to layer film and theatre work in detail.
1.) Movement Event: Personal Story in Movement (In Studio Family & Friends)
2.) Introduction to Theatre: Script Analysis & Character Development
3.) Improvisation Event: Long Form Improvisation Event
4.) 2 x Industry Sessions: a.) Entrepreneurial Thinking, b.) Mind Training
Film Tech / Casting For Film / Voice
This second term is where the real layering work starts. To kick off we have another Industry block on Personal Branding & Social Media, followed by five weeks of Camera Technique and Voice work with more Breakfast Briefings in week three and eight, culminating in a Voice event – The Sonnets. Mid Term is our second Industry Block on fundamental Business Skills. From here we run more Film in Casting Technique and further develop Voice, where by the end of term we’ll run a series of ‘as real-life’ Mock Film Castings.
This term will give you the skills to start connecting back to your voice, and the ability to start auditioning with confidence and skill, plus you’ll know how to market yourself, and implement fundamental business skills into your everyday life as an emerging working professional actor.
1.) Voice Event : Sonnets Performance (In Studio Family & Friends)
2.) Film Events: 2 x Screen Tests / Mock Film Auditions
3.) 2 x Industry Sessions: a.) Personal Branding, b.) Social Media Business Skills
4.) 2 x Breakfast Briefings: Actor 2 & Casting Agent 1
Theatre Technique / Theatre Practical / Voice & Movement
The third term is when we start our theatre work! However before we do, we’ll spend four session re-capping both our Movement and Voice work. The remainder of the term will be broken down into two main parts; Theatre Technique & Theatre Practice where we look at the mechanics of crafting a character thought the study of The Creative Habit. In Theatre Practice will be the practical implementation of the craft through on the floor partnered scene work in a Masterclass format. Added to this we have our Industry block’s focusing on the core fundamentals of Producing your own work, and on Writing your own work. Through our two Breakfast Briefings we’ll be inviting in a key actor/producer and actor/writer to talk you through their experience.
By now the series has added the main core element of Theatre basics and Theatre practice whilst layering in how to create and write your own work, both fundamental skills. On top of this you’ll be revisiting voice work and movement work to integrate them back into your scene work.
1.) Recap 1 : Movement / Voice
2.) Theatre: 2 x Theatre Scenes
3.) Showcase: 1 x Family & Friends Theatre Performance (In Studio)
4.) 2 x Industry Sessions: a.)Producer Workshop, b.) Writer Workshop
5.) 2 x Breakfast Briefings: Actor / Writer 3 & Web Actor / Producer 1
Film / Theatre / Showcase / Voice & Movement
The fourth term is when it all comes together, culminating in a professional Industry Showcase. The start of term will be our last Industry block on TVC Casting followed by another four session re-cap of both Voice and Movement. From here we will work in both Film & Theatre simultaneously; you’ll be creating more screen test’s whilst also rehearsing additional theatre scenes, adding to your reel and repertoire. This is a very practical term, which in essence will ready you for a final Industry Showcase where we invite agents, casting directors and other creatives to enjoy your work. Our two final Breakfast Briefing sessions for this term will be one with a Casting Director, and finally with Oliver Wenn The Director or The Hub – working on next steps strategies for each actor. By no means does it spell the end of your association with The Hub, and we want to make sure you’ll be well resourced and supported into your next journey outside the course.
By Term Four you would have grown hugely as an actor, now being equipped with the skills to continue your growth as a working professional actor.
1.) Recap 2: Movement / Voice
2.) Film: 2 x Screen Test Scenes
3.) Theatre: 2 x Theatre Scenes
4.) Final Showcase: 1 x Final Theatre Showcase (In a Theatre) Public Performance.
5.) Industry Session: 1 x Industry Sessions – TVC Casting – Jess Wren
6.) Breakfast Briefing: 2 x Breakfast Briefings – Casting Agent 2 / Oliver Wenn Wrap Up
1.) Free Rehearsal space for class based on availability
2.) Free Self Test Room for up to on hour, based on availability
3.) Free Desk space in office, based on availability.
4.) Priority Ticket Deal
5.) Access to online Library of material
Please not some coaches may change due to availability.
About The HubStudio Sydney
The HubStudio is a home to Sydney’s working professional actors and creatives. Over the last ten years we have provided some of the best quality coaching in the country, to some of the best actors in the country. The studio has provided quality training to over 2,500 actors, with a repeat rate of over 50%. Our aim is to provide a home for working professionals giving them the support and training they need across their careers. Our team of coaches comprises ex heads of all the major drama schools (NIDA, WAPPA & ACA), working actors, directors and dedicated teachers with more than thirty years plus experience under their beltsTo read their full biographies click here
For this program our aim is to help the next generation of actors into a far more informed and skilled position by taking our core teachings and applying them to a new format that is both fun, and highly educational.
When: 1 x Wednesday Evening & 1 x Sunday Morning per week
Structure: 4 x 10 Week Blocks
Auditions: Via Zoom upon Application
Dates: 1st February – 14th December 2023
Time: Wednesday 7pm – 10pm / Sunday 10am – 1pm
Venue: 21 Shepherd Street, NSW 2008
Cost: $5,780.00 incl GST OR $1,500.00 in 4 x instalments
Participants: 16 Only
The cost breakdown of the series is effectively at $25 pr hr or $150.00 pr week. Each applicant has two options to either pay in full up front or in instalment payments. Please be aware by signing onto the series you will be held liable to pay for the series, regardless of how many classes are completed.
Option One: $5,780.00 incl GST in full upfront (cheapest option)
Option Two: $1,500 incl GST in 4 x instalments. (Total Course Cost – $6,000.00)
|Term One||1st February – 5th April||10|
|HOLIDAY 1||10th April – 23rd April||2|
|Term Two||26th April – 2nd July||10|
|HOLIDAY 2||3rd July – 16th July||2|
|Term Three||19th July – 24th September||10|
|HOLIDAY 3||25th September – 8th October||2|
|Term Four||11th October – 14th December||10|
Apply For The Course
Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only.
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.
Sydney Ensemble Application Form
For further questions or queries please contact us directly during 10am – 5pm / Monday – Friday on the below details:
- Office: (02) 9212 0522
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 21 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008.
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.