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 Accent Workshop With Luzita Fereday

30 Mar 2015
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 03 Mar 2015 09:00:00 to 30 Mar 2015 22:00:00

Event description:

An opportunity to work on and refresh your US accent with voice and dialect coach,  Luzita Fereday.

Bio of host:   

Black Swan: The Damned, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Dinner Other Theatre: Barking Gecko Theatre Company: Jasper Jones, ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN, Driving Into Walls. Two Left Feet Productions: Annie, The Musical, The Blue Room Theatre and Nest Ensemble: Joey: The Mechanical Boy. WAAPA: Great Expectations, The Berkoffs, The Bacchae, The Greeks, Beauty and the Beast, The Laramie Project, Violet, Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Blood Will Have Blood. As Teacher: Voice Fundamentals to Bachelor of Performing Arts students at WAAPA, Curtin University, Notre Dame University, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD). As Director: John Curtin College of the Arts, WA Youth Theatre Company and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. As Actor: For the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC): A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man in the Moon: Edmond, Channel Theatre Company: Jack and the Giant Killer, Hackney Empire: Taking Liberties, Almeida Theatre: Surrender Dorothy/Paca Mamas Blessing, Bloomsbury Theatre: Blood Wedding. TV includes: Firm Friends, Minder FILM: Sister, My Sister. Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Acting graduate 1992, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theatre 2007. Luzita is about to complete her Masters by Research at Edith Cowan University (WAAPA) on Accent and Dialect Training for Actors.



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