Claire van der Boom Masterclass

Actors Audition Gym 

A special 6 week Masterclass to keep professional working actors audition-fit.

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is thrilled to host Logie Award® Winning actor Claire van der Boom to the HubStudio line up. Claire brings a huge wealth of experience to this course as both a successful leading Australian actor, and American actor. With significant experience in both industries this series then is a ground up look at what it takes to work at a professional level across two continents. 

This course is a 6 week Actors Gym.There is a saying that in order to stay fresh ‘Writers write’ but what about actors…do we ‘act’ enough? How to stay fit as an actor between work and auditions requires discipline and dedication. It is also essential if you want the confidence to know you are agile and electrified when auditions come your way or when you land a job and you’re required to work right away.

The course will cover: 

Script analysis: Learn how to break down your audition scenes. Get clear about the Given Circumstances, what the writer is asking of you and how best you can be a conduit for them.

Imagination work: learning ways to personalise your choices so that your characters are authentic and electrified.

Focus: learn to stay concentrated, in the moment and focused on your objectives in scene work.

Relaxation: the nervous system can be a tricky beast to wrangle but you will learn ways to be in the drivers seat. This course is aimed to give you tools to maintain a positive mindset and live an inspired life as an actor.

It’s imperative that working actors develop their craft alongside other contemporaries and leaders, this series is exactly that, from the inside out, by a leading Australian actor who know what it takes. Come Join Us!


“Don’t Be So Dramatic” with host Rachel Baker


Course Outline

Over 6 weeks you will;
• Work on a at least four mock auditions over the six weeks.
• Have an opportunity to work on American and British accented scenes. 
• Script analysis and Objective work.
• Learn tools to make nuanced and personalised choices.
• Explore exercises to expand your imaginative life.
• Learn imperative focus and relaxation tools for the audition room.
• Experience the importance of good breath work and vocal vitality.
• Understand your strengths and uncover areas you may need to work on.

Course Outcomes

Through extensive insights you will gain knowledge of the following: 

  • Have positive mindset tools for before, during and after an audition.
  • Greater self awareness and confidence.
  • Bring originality, honesty and electricity to your screen work.
  • A checklist to use when approaching screen tests.
  • Know how to form your own creative habits.

Session Details

When: 6 x Wednesday Evenings 

Dates: 17th July – 21st August 2024

Cost: $382.00 incl GST (10% off for members) 

Time: 7pm – 9.30pm AEST (Sydney time)

Format : ONLINE using Zoom

Participants10 Maximum

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.

Session Details

About Claire Van der Boom

Claire is a Silver Logie award winning actor who graduated from NIDA in 2005. She has worked extensively across theatre, film and television in Australia and in the USA. In her eleven years of residency in America she trained consistently under Nancy Banks and Larry Moss, Movement and Voice specialists Jean Louis Rodriguez and Kristoff Konrad, and also with renowned voice coach Fran Bennett (Linklater technique).

Australian theatre credits include; Shakespeare in Love, Double Indemnity (Melbourne Theatre Company) The Cold Child (Griffin Theatre Company).

USA theatre; Richard II (Public Theatre NYC), Sam Shepard’s Heartless (Signature Theatre Company, off-Broadway); David Rabe’s An Early History of Fire (The New Group, off-Broadway) and Scott Caan’s The Trouble with Where We Come From (Falcon Theatre, LA).

Film credits include The Appleton Ladies Potato Race, Blacklight, Chronic; Broke; Battlecreek; 5 Flights Up; Love is Now; Red Hill; The Square, Palm Beach. For television Hawaii Five-0; Game of Silence; Constantine; Masters of Sex; The Pacific; Pulse; Rush (Silver Logie nomination); The Underbelly Files; Love My Way; East West 101, and Sisters of War (Silver Logie).

Claire’s Imdb Credits

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot to 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.

Course Application Form

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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.