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.

Masterclasses
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.
Workshops
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 Anna McCrossin-Owen

23 Mar 2015
18:00:00 -  21:00:00

Event description:

An opportunity to work on your US Accent with Anna McCrossin-Owen.

 

Bio of host:

Anna McCrossin-Owen is a Voice Coach specialising in voice technique, text skills & dialects in performance. She works internationally in film (Z for Zachariah, The Road) and television (Disney Europe) & Pan Am (Sony Pictures, American Broadcasting Corporation). Numerous students currently work in the US, UK and Canada. Anna works locally in theatre (including a long standing relationship with Melbourne Theatre Company), television, film, music theatre, animation as well as training journalists in the presentation of on-line news. She is currently Lecturer in Spoken Voice at the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Contemporary Music. A graduate of VCA herself, acting credits since 1985 include The Bank, Blue Heelers, Holly's Heroes, Scooter Secret Agent, Neighbours, A Fortunate Life with Harvest Theatre, Room to Move with Playbox/TheatreWorks, Axes Edge with Going Through Stages, commercial musicals and plays, voice overs, improvisation and singing with bands. As a Director credits include- Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet & A Comedy of Errors for Essential Theatre's national winery tours, Romeo & Juliet for Bravehearts at Australian Shakespeare Company, inthecompanyofpleasure's A Trilogy of Revolution for Melbourne Festival 2002 and many solo, community, opera and musical projects. Recent projects as Voice/Dialect Coach include- Cliffy, Dangerous Remedy, Please Like Me, Gypsy, Sunday in the Park with George, School for Wives with Bell Shakespeare and coaching at her private studio. Anna has recently been honoured by the Victorian Green Room Association with a special award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Melbourne Stage'.

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