THE LAB offers weekly acting classes. Classes are ongoing throughout the year (no term breaks) and students participate in one class per week. Our weekly class is akin to a gym workout with the purpose of fine tuning and developing the actor's instrument through a progressive series of exercises which then culminate in scene work. Each class is taught by studio founder Peter Kalos. We believe there is a great benefit in working with the one teacher for a longer period of time as the working relationship between teacher and actor deepens and the actors' specific blocks can be addressed and corrected consistently over a period of time. The format of each class is outlined below.
Each class follows the same format as developed by Lee Strasberg at the Actors' Studio, New York. The process is fluid, precise and specific and each element serves a very specific purpose in terms of training the actor's istrument.
A process of active relaxation is followed by sensory exercises which is then followed by character creation and finally leads to exploratory scene work. The emphasis throughout scene work is on exploration not on a finished product. Actors are required to make time to rehearse with their scene partner as well and practice relaxation, sensory and character work outside of class. More information about the basis of this methodology can be found HERE.
7:00 PM- 11:00 PM (BY INVITATION ONLY)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classes are paid for in advance in a block of 8 classes (1 class per week). A group of 8 classes is $600, the balance of which is due before or on your first class. We accept cash, cheque, bank deposit or EFTPOS / credit card payments.
Notification must be given in writing at least SEVEN days prior to your start date for course fees or deposit to be refunded.
If you have enrolled and do not notify us of a cancellation in writing prior to the seven days of your course start date, you will lose your deposit. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after your start date of the course.
MAKE UP CLASSES:
If you miss a class, you are allowed to make up ONE class in your group of ten. You can either take another class that week OR just add a class to your next group of ten.
Melbourne Actors Lab reserves the right to cancel any class in which case, fees will be refunded in FULL.
HOW TO APPLY
THE LAB maintains an open door policy, actors of all levels of ability are welcome to apply. More often that not we have found that the rigor of the method and the dedication and application required from our actors is self-selecting and attracts only actors that are serious about the craft. Actors can enrol at any time throughout the year.
To apply please fill out the online application form and arrive at your chosen class 15 minutes early for an orientation with Peter Kalos.
Payment is strictly due on or before your first class.