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

Auditioning With Tony Knight

17 Nov 2016
18:30:00 -  21:30:00
The registration period is from 25 Oct 2016 09:00:00 to 17 Nov 2016 22:00:00

Event description:

An opportunity to work with Tony Knight – former Head of Acting, NIDA on auditioning. This three hour workshop will be primarily theatre orientated with the aim to develop auditioning knowledge and skills. Successful attendees will need to prepare and learn at least one speech and/or monologue. The piece can be from theatre and/or film, modern or classical including Shakespeare.

Bio of host:

Tony Knight has worked as a professional in demand acting teacher and director, in many parts of the world, having taught in Australia, the USA, Japan, Romania, Singapore and Tonga. He was Head of Acting at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), training some of Australia’s most celebrated national and international actors, such as Cate Blanchett, Sam Worthington, Alex O’Loughlin and Miranda Otto. For the past five years was Program Leader at the prestigious LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore. He trained at the Drama Centre London, which includes in its alumni Colin Firth, Frances de la Tour, Paul Bettany, Penelope Wilton, Michael Fassbinder and Tom Hardy. He now freelances, coaches professional working actors and s completing his PhD on Richard Burbage: Shakespeare’s Actor & the Art of ‘Personation’



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