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

Intimate Listening With Brita McVeigh

06 Mar 2017
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 14 Feb 2017 09:00:00 to 27 Feb 2017 21:00:00

Event description:

This is a workshop focusing on intimacy. Are you willing to bring your whole self to your work as an actor? Are you listening to yourself as well as responding to another? Following a progression of simple exercises, this workshop allows participants the space to discover where they are at inside their current working process. This workshop will involve a small amount of text work. There is no preparation required.

Bio of host:
Brita McVeigh works with actors, directors, writers and producers, as a dramaturg, coach and consultant. In less than a decade, Brita’s working methodology has contributed to the development of more than 123 feature film, short film, television and theatre projects. Brita began working in the film industry at the age of 19 and directed her first film at 28. She had previously worked in both NZ and the United States in story development, casting, production and post-production. Since 2011, over 600 creative professionals have attended Brita’s Acting for Human’s workshops. She is an advisory board member of Story Camp Aotearoa, a five-day residential retreat for filmmakers. Brita has recently relocated to Sydney.

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