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

Clowning With Fraser Hooper

07 Dec 2015
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 04 Nov 2015 09:00:00 to 26 Nov 2015 22:00:00

Event description:

What makes a great clown? How do you create a show, hold an audience and get them to stay? Starting with rhythm and play, participants will quickly discover the joys of seriously clowning around in a practical workshop that shows you how to build material into comic routines. Topics covered will include working the audience, developing style, directing and object theatre.

Bio of Host    

After a glittering career in menswear, Fraser Hooper gave it all up to follow the red nose. Twenty-five years on his unique brand of award-winning comedy has delighted thousands of audiences across the globe. From sell out shows to guest appearances in nearly every major Street, Theatre and Clown Festival Fraser has established a huge legion of fans. For twelve years he was the regular clown tutor at The National Centre for Circus Arts London and now has become a much sought after teacher at Circus Schools and Theatre Festivals worldwide.




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