How Acting Classes Changed My Life

By | PAC Youth

How Acting Classes Changed My Life Take it from actor Lisa Robinson, acting classes are more than just pretending to be a tree and doing weird animal stretches. A good acting class can can change lives. PAC would like to thank Lisa for her contribution to this article.  From Hairdressing To Acting (As You Do) For as long as I can remember, I dreamt of being a hairdresser. I won’t say I was even good at doing hair, let alone cutting it, but a girl’s gotta dream, right? That was my dream. Then, come Year 8, all wide-eyed, pimply and…

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PAC Socials – Where To Go For What

By | Events and Community

1 – Our Facebook page > Motivation Mondays Every Monday on the PAC Facebook page is a change to get motivated and set your weekly goals. You might see things like inspirational videos, talks, pics or exercises to help get your week off to a focussed start! > History Lesson Tuesdays Tuesdays are a chance to catch up on your theatre and film history. If you want to be a great actor, you have to study the greats so every week, we’ll share some interesting history lessons. > Get to Work Wednesdays Armed with knowledge of the history of your craft,…

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Because Actors Have Chakras Too – Balancing Your 7 Chakras in 7 Days

By | Events and Community, Film and Television, Theatre

If you’ve been feeling off-balance lately when it comes to your acting career, you may have some chakras out of balance. Here is a list of some acting-related exercises you can do to help you unblock those chakras, and get back into balance ready for that next class, audition, performance, or opportunity. Note: We do not claim to be chakra-experts or the Eckhart Tolles of the acting industry. For detailed information on chakras, we encourage you to Google.  Day 1 – The Root Chakra AKA The I Am Supported Chakra Where is it: The base of your spine, your tailbone…..

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7 Monologues about Fathers

By | Uncategorized

Need a monologue for an upcoming audition? Or want to work on your craft by getting into some rich text? Here is a selection of monologues about fathers taken from classic and contemporary plays. Please note: No copyright infringement is intended and we fully acknowledge the online source of all links. 1 – Biff’s Monologue | Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller Male, early 20s –  son talking to father Setting: 1940s New York Monologue link: here Full play link: here 2 – Troy’s Monologue | Fences by August Wilson Male, late 40s – man talking to his longtime…

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Nisrine’s Favourite Inspirational Clips for Actors

By | Castings and Auditions, Film and Television, Industry News, Theatre

You get a clip! And you get a clip! And you get a clip! I have always admired Oprah. And have always been a fan of her Favourite Things segment. Now I can’t give you each a car, or a trip overseas on a Qantas plane BUT I can share with you my favourite inspirational videos and clips that have helped get me through the bumps on my acting journey. I hope you enjoy. #1 For when I get jealous of other people’s achievements. God’s Timing by Bishop T.D. Jakes I don’t share this because I’m religious. I share it…

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5 Tips for Rehearsing for a Play

By | Theatre

Whether it’s your first time entering the rehearsal room, or you are well set up in your routine – rehearsing a play can be an arduous process. Regardless of your experience in the theatre world, everyone struggles at some point in learning lines and working effectively in the creative process. You may be a lead role for the first time in a full-length play, or part of an ensemble in a smaller production, but the elements of a rehearsal and bringing a show together are relatively similar. In saying all this, it’s not as difficult as you first may think!…

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List of Theatres and Theatre Companies in Sydney

By | Theatre

Why, as an actor, is this list helpful? If you’re wanting to get out and about and watch more live theatre. If you do, after all, call yourself an actor and are keen to perform on the Sydney stage, then it is only logical that you are aware of the stages themselves. Visiting regular theatre shows keeps you accountable and helps to inspire your next performance. You will also become familiar with the actors and actr…

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Prizes Announced for Youth Comedy Night

By | Events and Community, imPACt

The Prizes for tonight’s Youth Week Comedy Night 2018 have today been announced. Judges’ Choice: Backstage pass and a one-day internship at Tonightly with Tom Ballard (ABC). Audience Vote: One day in pre-production, and one day on set of an upcoming Jungle Entertainment comedy series. The comedy night will take place from 6.30pm at Riverside Theatres Parramatta and will see 7 young comedians aged 16-25 from Western Sydney take the stage. The night will be hosted by Makedonka Stoilova and the three judges will be The Feed’s Jan Fran, Bjorn Steward from Black Comedy and Superwog’s Sasha Sutton.  

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Film Crew – Who Does What on Set

By | Film and Television

So you’re about to come into contact with a film set. There will be countless men and women running around, performing their jobs on set and it may become a little daunting for you as you try to settle yourself in and work out where you fit. A better way to understand who does what is to think of the jobs in terms of categories. 1. Those who look after THE ACTOR 2. Those who look after THE CAMERA 3. Those who look after THE SET 4. Those who work across ALL DEPARTMENTS Note: The main goal of this article…

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Allison Meadows Gives Showreel Advice

By | Castings and Auditions, Film and Television

Welcome back! You would’ve seen in PART 1 of this experiment, we took three Actors at varying stages of their careers and asked for their showreels. Here was our fancy blog pic… We then asked three of Sydney’s top Industry Professionals to review each showreel and then provide answers to the following 5 questions: 1. Did the opening of the Showreel attract your attention? Why/why not? 2. For how many seconds/minutes did the Showreel keep your attention? 3. Was the Showreel too long or too short? 4. Based on this Showreel, for what types of characters would you hire this…

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