Scene Study (Intermediate)
Starts: Tuesday 19 February, 2019
8 x Tuesdays, 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road Parramatta NSW 2150. View MAP.
- Learn presence and connection with fellow actors
- Develop spontaneity and reacting to the present moment
- Connect with voice and body
- Learn thorough textual analysis
- Create nuanced and driven characters
Forget the camera. Forget performance.
This 8-week Scene Study (Intermediate) course is focussed purely on process and will give actors – aged 18+ with prior acting experience – the opportunity to work on rich and complex scenes taken from contemporary texts.
Each week will begin with Nisrine taking 10 actors through a series of ensemble activities and improvisation exercises to help relax and loosen them. And then through thorough textual analysis of selected scenes, the actors will work towards creating compelling and truthful characters who are hungry, driven and connected.
Note: Students are expected to meet at least once a week outside of class time to rehearse. Students will also be assigned new scenes and partners every two weeks and so only those actors with an openness to collaboration and a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply.
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:
- 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.