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

Scenework With Emily McLean

28 Jun 2015
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 20 May 2015 09:00:00 to 30 Jun 2015 22:00:00

Event description:


Spend a day workshopping individual scenes with director Emily McLean. You will work on giving the scene structure, how movement can bring the characters' intentions to the fore, and work on the rhythm of the scene.  The focus will be on working on the floor.

Bio of host:

Emily McLean trained at WAAPA and is a founding member of Red Ryder Theatre Company.  She has directed for Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, Deckchair, Red Ryder, WAAPA, Curtin University, Downstairs at the Maj, Shanghai Lil, Longwood Productions, Little y and the Moxie Collective. In 2013 she was Assistant Director on Other Desert Cities and Shrine for Black Swan and in 2014 was a Resident Artist for Black Swan and directed the world premiere of Dust by Suzie Miller. This year she directed the sold out season of 'The King and Me' at Fringe. In the last eight years she has directed ten new Australian works. Emily won the Equity Award for directing in 2006 for Dealer’s Choice and in 2007 for The Mozart Faction.




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