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

Voice And Performance Workshop With UK's Jane Oakshott, MBE

14 Oct 2014
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 01 Oct 2014 23:59:00 to 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00

Event description:


A unique opportunity for financial Equity members take part in a three hour workshop with UK Voice and Performance Coach Jane Oakshott, BA MA LAMDA (Gold), MBE
A Way with Words For Performance, Presentations -- or Parties...
We all know in our heads how our words should sound. But they don’t always come out that way. Clarity can become rant, sincerity can turn into mumble, emotional heights can descend into artifice. This practical, interactive workshop explores ways in which we can thoroughly engage our audience and deliver emotional truth through closely acknowledging, respecting and loving the words as the centre of our performance.

Bio of host:
Known internationally for her work with the English Mystery Plays, and in Otago for starting the University's iconic Lunchtime Theatre series, Jane Oakshott now directs the Leeds-based theatre company Trio Literati. Since 1999 she has run Personal Communication Skills Workshops at the Staff Development Unit of Leeds University, and set up Leeds Voice Day Events in 2007. In 2008 she was appointed MBE for her services to drama.




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