Improv Fundamentals For Professional Actors w/ Bridie  Connell

A five-week Improvisation Masterclass for professional actors.

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Course Overview

Improvising seems scary, but is one of the most vital (and fun!) skills for all actors.

This course will help working actors use the tools of improvisation to create more authentic and playful work. Working with award-winning improviser and comic actor Bridie Connell, course participants will come to grips with improv fundamentals, learn to feel confident to improvise when a script is thrown out, and be able to find opportunities to play and find character info WITHIN scripts.

Course Outline

Participants in this course will become familiar with fundamental improv techniques, and then learn how to use them as tools for scene prep, auditions, and even on set. Actors will come away from each class with a better understanding of how to use their authentic selves to make great discoveries in their work.

Course Outcomes

Throughout this course, you’ll:

– Learn tools to keep you present in your scene work
– Broaden your imagination
– Rediscover a sense of play and wonder in your work … which can only make you better!

Session Details

When: 5 x Friday Mornings 

Dates: 19th August – 16th September 2022 

Cost: $320.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 10am – 1pm 

Venue: Level 1 – Suite 2 – 21 Shepherd St Chippendale, 2008    

Participants: 12 Maximum

Session Details

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.

About Bridie Connell

Bridie Connell is a multi award-winning writer and performer.

She has written and performed three one-act plays which have been performed across Australia and New Zealand. She won the award for Best Screenplay and Best Series at Sydney Webfest for her work on the proof-of-concept webseries Gut Feeling, and was nominated for a host of other awards at various festivals. The series has since been picked up by ABC Iview. Bridie was a writer and actor on Tonightly with Tom Ballard, and a song she co-wrote won the 2018 ARIA for Best Comedy Release.

Bridie’s first play was the winning entry in a high school writing competition. It toured around her native New Zealand to 25,000 high schoolers, and was just about the most melodramatic thing she’s ever written (as you can probably tell from the title: Fallen Tears). Thankfully, she’s improved since then and is now an exciting emerging writer and performer.

Bridie is also an in-demand performer: recent acting credits include Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt), Darryl: from Beach to Snow, Tonightly with Tom Ballard, True Story with Hamish and Andy, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill. Bridie is a former national improv champion and a regular fixture in the comedy rooms of Sydney with her unique blend of character, music and improv comedy.

Apply For The Course

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