Darren Gilshenan – 2 Day Comedy Masterclass – Series 6

A two day comedy masterclass for working professional actors.

Teacher: Darren Gilshenan

The HubStudio is very excited to work with Logie nominated Darren Gilshenan on this two-day Comedy Masterclass. Darren is one of the country’s most successful and award winning (Helpmann, Greenroom,) comedy performers. The workshop will look at all the aspects of great comedic acting in an intensive and professional series.

You don’t need funny bones to get a laugh. This course explores the hidden tools that make comedy work.

    • Through improvisation the class will delve into the mechanics of: contrast, extension, exaggeration, obsession, oblivion, strategy, rhythm, and timing.
    • Next the class will apply these principles to scripts.
    • The series will demystify the art of comedy acting and give you practical tools to call on to generate laughter.

Darren's Awards

About Darren Gilshenan

After graduating from The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in ’88 Darren began his career in Musicals before spending ten years with The Bell Shakespeare Company. Sketch comedy followed with three years on Full Frontal followed by some great TV series;  Dossa and Joe (BBC/Granada), the AFI Nominated  Chandon Pictures and the Logie nominated Derrick which he wrote and starred in.

Darren returned to the theatre for seven productions with The Sydney Theatre Company before again returning to the small screen for A Moody Christmas and The Moodys, as Uncle Terry, Top of the Lake created by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, Rake 3,  Janet King, The Killing Field, Old School, Devils Playground and recently Maximum Choppage .

Film credits include Women He’s Undressed in which Darren played Orry Kelly in Gillian Armstrong’s documentary drama on the man himself, Save your legs, The Outlaw Michael Howe and the AACTA nominated Liebermans in the Sky. Recently Darren returned to the stage with Mother and Son, playing the role of Arthur and will continue in the theatre later this year as Piggsy, in a festival version of  Monkey – Journey to the West and Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn at the Ensemble Theatre.

Darren’s heartfelt  and complex characterisations have led to a great breadth of work across all areas of the industry with acknowledgement from the industry and the public, some of which are included to follow.

Session Details

When: 2 x Full Days

Dates: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March, 2019

Cost: $345.00 incl GST (members receive 10% discount)

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants: 12 Maximum

Session Details

How to Apply

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 us on: (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

Course Application Form

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