Philip Quast Masterclass

A sponsored Masterclass from 3 x Olivier Award Winning Actor.

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This series is a sponsorship workshop by Philip Quast. Philip is a great believer in the arts, actors and the industry. As such he is waiving a large portion of his fee to make the workshop cheaper and more accessible for all actors. 

Course Overview

The HubStudio is thrilled to welcome back one of Australia’s great performing arts statesman. Philip Quast is a multi-award winning actor with over 35 years of experience in film, television and stage; having won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical three times.

This very special one-off series is an exceptional opportunity for working professionals to hone their skills in a practical and personalised theatre based master class; working through various acting techniques, scenes and monologues over an intensive one-day series.

The Philip Quast Masterclass is the perfect opportunity to learn from a highly accomplished actor who has actually been there; not a teacher working from theory, based on outside observation. As an Australian actor it’s essential to listen and learn from our masters. I encourage you to invest in your career through this incredible series. Come join us!

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Course Outline

The session will incorporate the practice of the following;

  • Directed Scene Work 
  • Directed Monologue Work 
  • Detailed analysis of ‘cross-training’ principals 
  • Confidence in Performance + Strategies
  • Craft Skills on Technique & Instinct

Course Outcomes

Through extensive insights you will gain knowledge of the following: 

  • Increase link between Craft & Instinct Works
  • Insight into Philip’s award winning process
  • Confidence building and self worth techniques
  • In depth understanding of the ‘cross-over’ technique.
  • Bringing vitality to your film & theatre work, and an aliveness on stage

Spring Series Session Details

When: 1 x Sunday

Dates: 9th December 2018

Cost: $147 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants12 Maximum

Session Details

About Philip Quast

Philip Mark Quast was born in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia as one of three children to parents living on a farm. He is an actor and singer best known for his work in theatre. He graduated the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1979 and went on to work for the State Theatre Company of South Australia, appearing in a number of stage productions, including “As You Like It”, “Pygmalion”, and “The Threepenny Opera”. 1981 marked his first appearance on Play School (1997), a children’s show to which he would later return throughout the years. In 1987 he auditioned for the original Australian production of “Les Misérables”, hoping to get a place in the chorus, but getting cast in one of the main roles – as inspector Javert – instead. This role was his breakthrough and in 1989 he played Javert in the London production. He later returned to the role for the filmed concert version of the musical, Great Performances: Les Misérables in Concert(1995). In 1991 he played the main role in the original London production of “Sunday in the Park with George”, for which he won the Laurence Olivier Award. Throughout the 1990s he played a number of theatre roles, both in London and in Australia, including a number of Shakespeare plays such as “Coriolanus”, “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, “Troilus and Cressida”, and “Mackbeth” as well as musicals such as “Into the Woods”, “A Christmas Carol”, and “The Secret Garden”. In 1998 he won his second Laurence Olivier Award for the role in “The Fix”. In the same year he appeared in Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998), a concert honoring theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh. In the 2000s Quast focused mostly on musical theatre, winning his third Lawrence Olivier Award in 2002 for “South Pacific “. He went on to appear in musicals such as “Evita”, “Sweeney Todd”, and “La Cage aux Folles”, and returned to the role of Javert. Over the years he played in a number of movies and TV series, but his most notable movie performance came in 2011 when he appeared as Saddam Hussein in The Devil’s Double (2011). He’s been married to Carol Quast since 1981, they have three sons, Harry, Toby, and Edwin. He’s a teacher at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

Apply For The Course

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