Starts: Thursday 21 February, 2019
8 x Thursdays, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location: Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road Parramatta. View MAP.
- Unlock imagination and creativity
- Learn presence and connection with fellow actors
- Develop spontaneity and reacting to the present moment
- Connect with voice and body
Note: This course is only open to students who have completed PAC’s Acting for Beginners course or who can demonstrate prior experience in improvisation study.
Do you find yourself stuck in your own head? In a day job that stifles and suffocates you?
This Improvisation (Intermediate) course, opened to adults aged 18+, will build upon the basic improvisation skills learned in the Acting for Beginners course which included:
- Connecting to the here and now
- Making and accepting offers
- Endowing person, place or object with meaning
- Believing yourself into imagined circumstances
This will be your weekly opportunity to let loose, free your mind and body and bring out the child that’s been trapped behind responsibility and adulthood.
You will engage in a collection of solo, paired and ensemble games and improvisation exercises that will force you to think on your feet, make bold and impulsive choices, be more engaged and connected, work as a team and most importantly, trust yourself and others.
The 8-week course will explore further:
- Building and sustaining engaging characters
- Status, powerplay and relationships
- Long-form improvisation
By the end of this course, whether you’re aware of it or not, you will have built up lifelong skills that will seep into your everyday lives. You will:
- Deliver more confident presentations at work.
- Become better listeners.
- Become more open to, and tolerant of differing views.
- Become acutely aware of your breathing and emotions.
- Develop a more positive self-image.
- Become more comfortable with self-evaluation and constructive feedback.
Nisrine Amine is an actor, writer and producer from Western Sydney. She recently featured in the Australian feature film Slam, Deadly Women, Here Come The Habibs, and Janet King as well as the short films Candlelight (2017), The Woman on the Top Floor (2012), Broken Time (2013), and The Parisian (2013), the web series I Luv u But (2014) and TAFEWSI’s, Rob’s Campaign (2016). Nisrine received an Oustanding Actor nomination at the 2017 Sydney Film School Award night for her lead role in the short film Maya. Her stage credits include Alex and Eve: The Complete Story (Factory Theatre, 2013) where she played the title role of Eve, The Colour Blind Project (Tap Gallery, 2011), Arabian Nights (New Theatre, 2012). Her short film Apricot received funding by Screen NSW as part of their SEED: Regional Funding initiative and premiered at Flickerfest 2018 and will air on ABC IView in early 2018. In 2012, Nisrine produced and co-directed The Young Creatives Festival of Shorts, a short-play festival for young people from Western Sydney as well as The Wizard of Oz (Our Lady of Mercy College, 2002), Check Please! (Catherine Mcauley, 2010), Evil Shall Not Triumph (Catherine McAuley, 2010) and The Wiz (Ave Maria College, 2015). She also wrote, produced and starred in a web series pilot Whatever After (2013).
Nisrine has worked with a range of national and international acting coaches including Anthony Skuse, Kevin Jackson, Anthony Brandon Wong, Natela Dzuliashvili, Serhat Caradee, Robert Marchand and Doris Younane, and studied at leading institutions including the Stella Adler School of Acting NYC, NIDA, Actors Centre and The Hub Studio.
Nisrine is the co-founder and Creative Director of Parramatta Actors Centre.
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- Please wear comfortable loose clothing and appropriate footwear.