Introduction to Acting Workshop

Beginner 3 hours


Would you like to try acting, but not sure where to start? This introductory course at Brave Studios offers an opportunity to trial our Beginner Acting Course level 1 in a condensed, one-off 3-hour acting workshop.
This is a great place to start if you’re a complete beginner with absolutely no experience in acting, or you would like to try our Brave Studios to see how we teach acting.
Whether you’ve had a little experience or are just starting out or curious to see if acting is for you, this is your chance to learn how to act in a safe and supportive acting course environment. Suitable for participants from 18 years and over, we welcome all ages to come and try this acting class (for our kids school please see Greentree Acting School)
You will receive a short scene to learn 1 week prior to the course start date. Don’t worry – it’s only one page! You will then learn how to act by applying acting techniques taught to you by the Beginners Course teacher and acclaimed actor Mark Hennessy and Damien Fotiou.
Don’t be shy! Learn to act with Brave Studios!

What this Workshop will cover:

  • How to read a scene.
  • Learn basic Script Analysis.
  • Work on a scene with an allocated scene partner.
  • Film a short scene in Brave Studios in house Studio.
  • Start to explore how to be truthful within a scene.
  • Working through nerves and how to best learn lines

What you walk away with:

Strong Command of the English language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.



“I really enjoyed this course . Gave me a great insight to acting. Learnt a lot in just 3 hrs. Didn’t want it to end!! Mark was fantastic! He made the course fun and made everyone feel comfortable. He really listens, understands and gives great feedback. Thank you for making the first experience less nerve racking :)” Georgia Prossimo

“I was a little apprehensive at first but the whole thing became an enjoyment rather than an ordeal thanks mainly to the positive supportive environment created. I thought the content, the way it was run, and the group size were ideal and worked very well. I got a lot out of how to dissect a script and get into the head of the writer regarding the characters. Excellent leadership and knowledge shared in a supportive environment with a small group all of whom were at roughly the same level of experience/expertise. (Mark Hennessy) was Brilliant. Friendly, engaging, obviously very experienced and knowledgeable and very well presented engaging/encouraging all participants in all aspects.” Russell Medhurst

“I had no expectations going into the acting course and came out so impressed with the content and delivery of the course.” Emma Turner

“I was so impressed by the amount of content covered and the clear structure of the acting course. The course covered more than I expected! I was very excited at the amount of knowledge I walked away with after only 3 hours. I was able to walk out the door with a bunch of strategies and techniques to think about – it felt like I was truly studying theatre again! Mark was fantastic. I felt like I was truly studying theatre again – I feel that was because of Mark’s expertise and his wonderful way of engaging participants and passing on knowledge.” Tershia Van Denham

“I found the course to be an open, friendly environment, where participation was encouraged without feeling confronted. I felt the course covered a lot of insight in such a short period of time. A great way to break first timer nerves.” Heath Pericaud


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Course Pre-requisites

Strong command of the English Language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English as there will be constant reading and learning of text. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.

Dates & Times

Thursday 14th December





$85.00 inc.GST


Brave Studios

Studio #34
34/91 Moreland St
Footscray, 3011


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