Corporate performance is a very viable adjunct to your other acting work – and can be just as rewarding. Working as an actor in the corporate world is more specialised than you may imagine – there are many aspects of the corporate production that an actor may not have encountered before.
This workshop will prepare you for every aspect of working on video, or in the theatre, with corporate production companies and clients. Please join Lucinda Armour and Bernard Purcell for an instructive and enjoyable romp through corporate jobbing.
Bio of hosts
Lucinda Armour: Lucinda is a WAPPA graduate and has worked across Australia as an actor, tutor and producer for companies such as Bell Shakespeare, The Ensemble, The WA Theatre Company, Phillip St, The Hole In The Wall, The Hunter Valley Theatre Company and many more. Lucinda has decades of experience teaching for companies such as The Australian Theatre for Young People, The Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Academy of Dramatic Art and Brent St. Her work with young people includes contracts with Acting Out, Freewheels, The Riverina Theatre Company, ABC TV and for Channel 10 as casting director for the Children's Television department. She has also appeared in front of the camera for programmes including Home and Away, All Saints, Sons & Daughters, It Goes and Naked. Film appearances include Me Myself I and Walking On Water. As a producing partner of Party Girl Productions Lucinda has co-produced and performed in highly successful seasons of plays for both the Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Glen Street Theatre. For the last 8 years Lucinda has focussed on corporate work with the award winning media and training company coup where she worked as a casting consultant, actor, writer and producer, travelling across Australia and presenting at conferences in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and London. She has contributed to Graduates Day for the Alliance, assisting graduates with understanding corporate and independent theatre opportunities. Lucinda has performed in front of the camera for corporations on so many occasions that, at one time, she was the only known person to own a Westpac Uniform who didn’t actually work at Westpac! Lucinda has been a proud member of Equity for 24 years.
Bernard Purcell: Bernard has been kicking around film sets longer than he cares to remember. He made his first film in 1984 with AFC funding – before even being formally trained. He liked the experience and set course to become a producer. After exploring UTS and AFTRS, Bernard became a producer in his own right – making hundreds of hours of film, television, TVC’s, corporates and shorts. He even taught media production in Dubai for a while. And then a funny thing happened…the world went digital. These days Bernard runs his business single-handedly – for the most part. Today he directs / produces / writes and edits out of a small suite he calls the engine room. Bernard’s twenty (cough) something years in the industry, and experience across all aspects of production, make him a significant source of knowledge – a knowledge that he is more than happy to share with you.