The Actor as Storyteller:

From Performer to Theatremaker

We are all of us born storytellers, but for the actor these skills are essential

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Course Overview

The ability to write and tell your own stories as an actor is paramount, and never has their been a better time to create your own work. The rules of the game have changed and its those actors with the skills set to put themselves first that garner the attention of the main stream.

The Actor as Storyteller is a four-hour masterclass with playwright Caleb Lewis designed for actors looking to hone their storytelling craft, whether as performers, devisors or playwrights. The workshop is hands-on, focusing on both traditional and alternative approaches to story for those wishing to expand their skill set from the performance of new narratives to their production. 

This course is also very relevant for those performers looking to write and / or develop film scripts, including short and long content formats.


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Course Outline

Throughout the course we’ll discuss the basic elements of story: plot, character and theme.

We’ll also look in detail at:

  • Structure;
  • Character and action;
  • Conflict;
  • Dialogue;
  • Episodic storytelling
  • Considerations of a scene; and
  • Alternative approaches

Course Outcome

This is a practical workshop designed to give a strong grounding in classical narrative while also delving into new strategies for storytelling. Participants will leave the workshop with a simple toolkit for use in interpreting, devising, producing work as theatre makers or for screenplays for web series.

Session Details

When: 1 x Friday

Date: 5th October 2018

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants: 16 max

Price: $85.00 excl GST and Booking Fee

Session Details

Payment Options 

The HubStudio now offers two different payment options; course in full & weekly direct debit.

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  • Full Price: $85.00 excl GST & Booking Fee

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About Caleb Lewis

Caleb Lewis is a multi-award-winning writer and theatremaker for the stage.

Lewis has worked across Australia, leading workshops with young people, Indigenous Australians and recent migrants.   Caleb has a history of collaboration with students and teachers at numerous schools, universities and other teaching institutions across the country, either as a visiting tutor, artist in residence, or helping to develop new works for the stage. His plays for Poetry in Action, The Elements of Rhyme, The Citizenship Test and The Australians have been seen by over 100,000 students across Australia.  His writing is dynamic and contemporary, dealing with themes of class prejudice, fantasy and the human capacity for transformation and redemption.

Caleb’s Awards

Caleb’s work has won a Ruby Award for Innovation,  Judge’s Commendation for Best Writing at the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival, a Company B Belvoir Phillip Parsons Award (in absentia), an Australian Writers Guild Award, a Parnassus Den Mitch Matthews Award, the Inscription Emerging Playwright’s Award and Naked Theatre Company’s Write Now New Play Award.  He is the inaugural winner of the Richard Burton New Play Award for his play, Clinchfield.

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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.