The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

Shakespeare Masterclass With Glenda Linscott

22 Aug 2012
09:30:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 01 Jul 2012 09:00:00 to 16 Aug 2012 00:00:00

Event description:

Please note the date of this masterclass has been moved from July 26 to August 22. The Equity Foundation apologises for any inconvenience.

Using sonnets, prologues, monologues and segments of scenes, Glenda will be coach attendees to:

open the text for meaning
discover how the language connects to them personally
discover the point where your heart starts to beat with passion and why
channel that energy into action
meet the metaphysical poetic form and understand the challenge for contemporary actors
discover that Form is Content


Glenda is an actress with extensive experience in film, television, theatre and radio. She is best known to audiences for her role as ‘Rita Connors’, the bikie chick in Prisoner, for which she won a Penguin Award for Best Actress, and also as Dr. Imogen “Tootsie” Soames in Murder Call. In 2011 she will appear in Channel 9’s Underbelly Files: Infiltration, and as ‘Lily Patterson’ in Channel 7’s brand new series Winners and Losers.

On stage she has worked for many companies around Australia and has played lead roles in Australian national tours. Theatre highlights include: Shirley Valentine, Steaming, Daylight Saving, Terence Rattigan Double Bill with Paul Eddington, Angels in America and Women of Troy for the Sydney Theatre Company, Communicating Doors, Crimes of the Heart and Dinner with Friends for the Marian Street Theatre. Speaking in Tongues, Season of Shorts, Pushin’ up Daisies for Griffin Theatre Company and in Melbourne Shadow Passion at Chapel off Chapel.

Glenda has worked for many years as a recording artist for features, poetry programs, book readings and dramas all for ABC radio. The most recent being an autobiography for Radio National’s First Person Dibs in Search of Self, then for ABC Radio Drama and Aurora Calling : A Joint Observation, China and The Fox, which audiences will hear later in the year.

In 2010 she was dramaturg for and then directed a one act musical based on Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, co–wrote and directed a short film Game, which has been entered into film festivals all around the world! She also edited and directed a new play, Love Your Poison by Melbourne playwright Christine Croyden for Melbourne Writers Theatre.

Glenda also worked as a performance consultant for the children in Ray Lawrence's Jindabyne; for the French feature film The Trail shot entirely on location in Namibia in 2005, and on the children's television series The Lost Treasure of Fiji for Jonathan Schiff Productions.

IN 2008 she launched her own business Perform with Confidence to train actors, and also to provide training and development in the corporate sector across a wide range of business and community organisations, for all people who aspire to excellence in communication and performance skills.

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Apart from being a popular and well respected actress Glenda has extensive teaching, coaching and directing experience. She has taught and directed for the VCA School of Drama and School of Music, and for the VCA Knowledge Transfer Unit, NIDA, The Melbourne University, Australian Theatre for Young People (NSW), St Martins Youth Theatre (Vic), The National Theatre (Vic)and The Australian College of Film and Television (NSW) and McMahon Film and Television International (Qld and Vic), and Actors Equity. She has also conducted workshops in Primary and Secondary school all over Australia.

IN 2010/2011 Glenda wrote, and currently teaches in and co-ordinates, a course to train actors in fast turnaround television. This is offered through McMahon Film and Television International. This is available in full time and part time formats in Brisbane and Melbourne

Glenda lives in Melbourne with her two gorgeous young sons.



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