Lisa Robertson Masterclass



An immersive, on-your-feet Masterclass in emotional access, expansion, emotion-on-demand for roles and self-tape. 

A collaboration with the Lisa Robertson|Studio 

Course Outline | Course Outcomes | Session Details | Apply Now

Course Overview

We have been privileged to host three highly successful masterclasses with the internationally recognised Lisa Robertson, and are even more excited to offer a brand new fourth series to the line up; All About Emotion. From Los Angeles, Lisa will use the tools and exercises she’s developed over her 20 years of teaching – based on her “Dream Of Life” work – to free the actor by introducing a more organic and spontaneous process with emotion. 


“Lisa Robertson is a fully committed teacher with passion and insight”– Larry Moss


Designed specifically for online, as she has also run in her global courses for Sundance, Film Independent Labs, and Lisa’s own weekly online class; this particular series will run as a mixture of ‘on-your-feet’ preparation and session lecturing, using the processes and techniques that Lisa coaches for all roles and audition/Self-Tapes. 

The work includes building the inner-life of a character (what Lisa calls the inner-scaffolding), laying “triggers” for emotion-on-demand in roles or for auditions. Lisa uses these emotional techniques to introduce crafting all-important behaviour and physical life from the unique inner choices the actor discovers. 

At all times will Lisa maintain a safe and inclusive space for actors. (Please note: Lisa does NOT require actors to share personal info or stories in class. The actor maintains complete agency in all aspects of the work.)


This course is a strategic collaboration with the Lisa Robertson Studio



Coaching Testimonials


Lisa has gifted me the tools necessary to examine emotional depth through my nervous system in a stimulated and authentic way. I feel empowered to investigate the ‘subterranean landscape’ of my self and character with unapologetic curiosity. Confronting and thrilling class in every wonderful way.”


“Thank you so much Lisa and The Hub for this incredible course! It was a truly supportive environment that ignited my curiosity – you empowered us to search within ourselves, gave us so many tools to explore the richness of our own inner life, and to ultimately, serve the truth of the character.”


“Lisa’s class is the first in a long time where I have uncovered a new aspect of myself and my acting. Her care and tenderness as she led us through each exercise was inspiring. I feel more connected to my emotions than I ever have before and it’s so rewarding to see how it’s elevated my characters.”


“Lisa reminds you that we are all innately emotional & complex & that there is nothing wrong with you, you are not ‘blocked’. This work asks you to be curious & use your nervous system in a way that feels deeply profound & yet so necessary you’ll wonder why you’ve not been doing this your whole life.”


“This class is a game changer. Lisa has created a course that dives deeply into safely understanding our own nervous systems, and has given me so many tools to use for emotional access! She teaches effective exercises that can be used every day, demystifying the daunting world of emotion.”


“Oh my, hands down one of the best acting coaches on the planet. I had so many discoveries that were too many to list during class. It’s changed how I connect to myself and my emotions. I trust myself so much more now through what Lisa has taught me. I’ll treasure this forever.”

Course Outline

This special online workshop will focus on Lisa’s highly regarded Emotional Core work which is a deep-dive into opening the actor to their authentic emotion, building emotional arc and introducing physical life for lead and supporting roles, including for high impact performance in self-tape and in-person auditions.

Course Outcomes

Tools and insights the actors will gain from the Masterclass; 

  • Authentically connect to your emotion.
  • Understand your particular nervous system
  • Melt (so called) “blocks”
  • Learn Lisa’s tools and exercises she has developed at hand.
  • Craft a characters unique “inner-scaffolding”.
  • Intro to creating specific character physical life by understanding and accessing their emotional core.

Session Details

What: 4 x Thursdays

Dates: 9th February – 2nd March 2023

Time: 4.30pm – 8.30pm each session (AEST – Sydney Time)

Format: Online using Zoom

Cost: $895.00 incl GST 

Participants: 50 max

Payment Options 

The HubStudio also offers to payment options, in full or instalments. To request an instalment payment option please use the from below. Please note that the full amount of the course must be paid for by the last session of the series.

Session Details

About Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson has built a premier reputation for coaching cutting-edge performances in film and television for 19 years in Los Angeles. Recent credits include: Alexis Bledel’s Emmy Award winning performance in THE HANDMAID’S TALE; Logan Browning’s NAACP nominated lead in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE; Ashleigh Cummings in the current Amazon epic series CITADEL, THE GOLDFINCH and WESTSIDE (NZ) and upcoming, CITADEL. Other current projects include WESTWORLD; THE L WORD: GENERATION Q. Some favorite past credits, MUNICH; THE RICHES; OCEAN’S 13; VALKYRIE, MARS; MAD MEN; THE TWILIGHT SAGA; THE PACIFIC; TENDERNESS; THE OC; THE BRIDGE: BROTHEROOD; THE SOPRANO’S; UGLY BETTY; THE SHIELD; ALIAS; THE MIST; THE STONING OF SORAYA M, in a list runs to hundreds.

Currently home in Australia, Lisa works with actors appearing in ELVIS; NINE PERFECT STRANGERS; TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG; 3000 YEARS OF LONGING; POKER FACE with Russell Crowe; WOG BOY; MR INBETWEEN; EDEN; SISSY and AMAZING GRACE.

As a writer/director she’s won numerous awards as well as fellowships with the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and Film Independent. Her short film, COMMERCE, qualified for Academy Award Consideration.

Starting her young acting training in Australia with Kevin Jackson, she attended ACT in San Francisco before moving to LA. from an early stage Lisa was trained by acting coach, Larry Moss.

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Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including any specific acting information such as a Biography, Cover Letter, C.V. & Headshot 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. 

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Further Questions

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