Nadia Townsend Screen Practice Masterclass – ONLINE
A five week ONLINE Screen course for Professional Working Actors.
The HubStudio is very excited to have film coach, Nadia Townsend return in 2020! Nadia’s approach to acting is a culmination of 18 years of working in film, television and theatre as an actress and more recently as a Dramaturg. Nadia’s latest credits include, Mad Max 4 Fury Road, Brock, Soulmates, Ready For This, Love Child and Secret Daughter.
In film and television and even more so in the audition room – actors often find that the pressure to ‘get it right’ puts them squarely stuck in their heads – they find they lose the ability to connect with their body, forget to breathe, can’t listen and respond, and instinct goes out the window.
This course is designed to get you out of your head and into your body, an opportunity to tune back in and give yourself a craft pick me up. By delving into the practice of active relaxation, putting your attention on the other person, listening with your whole body, being present, working spontaneously, exercising emotional availability, letting your body react before your brain censors what you are doing.
Using small scenes, the participants will be on the floor for the majority of the day with short breaks for debrief and reflection.
“Nadia brings a refreshing new insight to scene study and the development of character through action and behavioural improvisation. She is extremely good at demystifying the process which allows you to make new discoveries in a completely supportive environment.”
Shannon Ashlyn: Wolf Creek 2 | Love Child | Puberty Blues | Devils Dust
“Simply put, signing up for Nadia’s Screen Masterclass was the best thing I’ve done in a long time. Every week, I left the session with a blissful smile, having been consistently challenged as a craftsperson but equally fulfilled as an artist. Nadia is a remarkable practitioner and my work has been profoundly shifted by her inspiring approach to scenes and auditioning alike, her practical knowledge of both the industry and the actor’s craft, as well as her totally awesome sense of humour about it all…! When’s the next one?”
James Fraser: Deadline Gallipoli | The Water Diviner | The Killing Field | Anzac Girls
“Nadia’s approach to acting feels more like an approach to life. She’s armed me with tools to relax, tricks to awaken my senses and habits to increase awareness. The work doesn’t try to produce good acting through correct technique in a moment, but rather facilitates it through a lifestyle of presence and curiosity. Nadia wants us to listen to our bodies and follow visceral instincts to get what we want. When we do, the work comes alive.“
The session will incorporate the practice of the following;
- 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.
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.
When: 5 x Saturdays
Dates: 19th September – 17th October 2020
Cost: $330 incl GST (10% off for members)
Time: 9am – 11.30am
Format: Online using Zoom
Participants: 12-14 Maximum
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About Nadia Townsend
Nadia has been working as an actress in Australia and internationally for the last 17 years and more recently has become a much in demand dramaturg for film and television projects. Nadia first trained with Atlantic Theatre Co in NYC then set up her own theatre company, producing independent theatre in Sydney. She got her first TV gig on an ABC Ben Gannon production where she met long time mentor Nico Lathouris. Nico ignited ideas and questions about drama that she has spent most of her adult life trying to answer.
Nadia continues to train at the Roy Hart school of voice in France and with movement improvisor Tony Osborne. Nadia has trained with US practitioners Ivana Chubbuck, Larry Moss, Ellen Burstyn. The principles of Practical Aesthetics are still at the base of Nadia’s methodology but she has travelled the world to find practitioners and other practices from dance to marital arts that support and expand her ideas about the craft.
Apply For The Course
Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot 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.
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