Nadia Townsend Screen Practice Masterclass – ONLINE

A five week ONLINE Screen course for Professional Working Actors.

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is very excited to have film coach, Nadia Townsend return in 2020! Nadia’s approach to acting is a culmination of 20+ years of working in film, television and theatre as an actress and more recently as a Dramaturg. Nadia’s credits as a film dramaturg include, Thor Love and Thunder, Bump, Mad Max 4 Fury Road, Hardball, Luncacy, Secret Daughter, Brock, Soulmates, Ready For This & Love Child.  

Through weekly scene work the actors will have a chance to re-engage with and deep dive into the basics of the craft and find a greater satisfaction in the preparation process.  With a focus on useful script analysis, active relaxation, putting your attention on the other person, pursuing an objective and emotional availability.

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Course Outline

The session will incorporate the practice of the following;

  • Grounding.
  • Active relaxation.
  • Engaging in in scene dynamics through physical tasks.
  • Practice pursuing an objective through improvisation.
  • Exercising your will and exploring the finer dynamics of being in relationship to the other.

Course Outcomes

This series is extraordinary. Nadia gives each actor the skills to act from a place of impulse and intuition bringing freedom and spontaneity, unpredictability and excitement to each actors work. 

  • Become more authentic & alive in scenework.
  • Have the courage to act from impulse and be alive to change.
  • Have a great understanding of camera use and general techniques.
  • Greater understanding of centring and source power.
  • Increased ability to listen and react to your scene partner.
  • Bringing vitality to your film work, and an aliveness on screen.

Session Details

When: 5 x Tuesdays

Dates: 15th February – 15th March 2022

Cost: $330 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 6pm – 9pm AEST (Sydney Time)

Format: Online using Zoom

Participants12-14 Maximum

Session Details

About Nadia Townsend

Nadia Townsend is a dramaturg and acting coach with a unique approach to rehearsals for film and television productions. Her practical process and philosophy has been developed and finessed over her 20+ year career in the industry.

Nadia’s early career as an actor had a huge influence on her approach to dramaturgy.  Her experiences gave her a drive to find a common language and a way to rehearse under the time constraints of a production – as well as find a deeper connection to the material, whilst developing a stronger ensemble.

She has applied that learning over the last 15 years to become the leading dramaturg for screen in Australia. She now specialises in designing and facilitating rehearsals for productions.

Nadia has worked for every major Australian television network, as well as HBO, Marvel and Warner Brothers – including celebrated directors George Miller, Taika Waititi, Margaret Betts and Abe Forsythe.

Nadia began her studies at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and returned home to set up an independent theatre company which had several incarnations, performing in and producing numerous shows across Sydney and Melbourne. Nadia learnt her craft on the job. Nadia’s screen credits as an actor include Knowing, City Homicide, Fireflies, Headstart, Rush. She’s trained with Joan Scheckel, Ivana Chubbuck, Ellen Burstyn and Larry Moss. Done residencies at Roy Hart Centre Artistique International and Pan Theatre in France. As well as a postgraduate degree in theatre directing at the VCA.

Nadia regularly work with ensemble casts and seasoned actors, with a specialisation in working with minors and actors with limited experience. Past work as a dramaturg/coach includes; Thor – Love and Thunder, Mad Max Fury Road, Hardball, The PM’s Daughter, GoKarts, Rake, Secret Daughter, BlueMurder: Cop Killer, Brock, Soulmates, Lunacy – a Dan Askill project, Ready for This.

For more information go to nadiatownsend.com

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Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot to courses@thehubstudio.com.au 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.

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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.