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

Getting In The Zone! Acting Workshop/Masterclass With Cameron Rhodes

11 Jun 2017
10:00:00 -  17:00:00
The registration period is from 23 May 2017 09:00:00 to 05 Jun 2017 22:00:00

Event description:

A full day actor’s workshop exploring physical, vocal, mental preparation and action for screen tests, self-tests, voice-overs, onset and onstage.
This is a full day workshop exploring practical techniques and exercises that will equip you for the challenges of auditioning, rehearsal and performance. This will be an exciting and dynamic day that will focus and “tune up” the skills and techniques to be ready for, and really be, “in the zone” for auditions and work. We will cover connecting to your authenticity vocally and emotionally, engaging with the reader and other actors and giving you skills to add to your performers toolbox. Voice, body and mind. Be prepared to have an energized workshop that will focused, dynamic and fun, and assist in giving yourself permission to really fly! Please bring a short monologue or audition speech (1 -2 paragraphs).

Bio of host:
Cameron Rhodes is a currently working on both sides of Tasman. Recent Australian TV work includes Rake, Home and Away and Secrets and Lies. NZ work includes The Brokenwood Mysteries, Legend of Monkey, Dear Murderer and the feature film Housebound. Cameron is a graduate of Toi Whakaari The NZ Drama School, founding creative board member of The Actors’ Program, and one of Equity NZ’s Vice Presidents. He regularly teaches at drama schools around the country and is a voice/dialogue coach for screen productions such as Mr Pip, 6 Days and Monkey.

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