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

US Accents With Simon Stollery

30 Mar 2015
18:30:00 -  20:30:00
The registration period is from 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 to 23 Mar 2015 23:59:00

Event description:


An opportunity to work on and update your US Accent with Simon Stollery.


Bio of host:

Simon is a graduate of UWS Nepean (Theatre Nepean) and NIDA Voice Studies and has been working closely with actors, singers, public speakers and other professional voice users in all aspect of voice since 1995. Simon’s credits as a Voice and Dialect Coach include Entertaining Mr. Sloane, The Misanthrope, The Zoo Story, The Glass Menagerie, Top Girls, Blasted, Pornography, In the Next Room and Random for the State Theatre Company of South Australia (STCSA) and the 2013 Adelaide Festival co-production Thursday for Brink Productions and English Touring Theatre. Simon also regularly conducts workshops for STCSA. Since 2009 Simon has been the Lecturer in Voice and Speech at Adelaide College of the Arts.




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