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

The Actor Director Relationship With Serhat Caradee

08 Apr 2019
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 06 Mar 2019 09:00:00 to 25 Mar 2019 22:00:00

Event description:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a workshop over two Monday nights - April 8 and April 15, 6pm-9pm. Please don't apply unless you are able to take part in both sessions.

For actors, working with a director on set or stage is one of the most important elements of the creative process. Understanding the difference between making choices for your character (actor) and making choices for the scene (story) coupled with what the director is looking for is paramount. With all the various acting techniques, methods and styles, sometimes an actors' approach to text needs to be free, organic and reactive. What an actor brings to the role must be connected with the script, scene and moment. Understanding subtext is key. The workshop will give you an insight into what to expect when working with a director from scene breakdowns, script analysis, rehearsals and performance. Allowing you to focus on the scene, scene partner and to create chemistry. Successful applicants will be sent a short scene to learn prior to the workshop. (Suitable to intermediate and advanced actors only). 

Bio of host:
Serhat Caradee comes from an extensive background in theatre, drama and performing arts studies with training at UWS Nepean, Actors Centre and various master classes and workshops. His 20 years of experience covers all aspects of working on stage, TV and film. Serhat has worked with theatre companies Shakespeare by the Sea, New Theatre, Genesian Theatre and The Pilgrim theatre. On TV in the second series of the award winning ‘East-West 101’ and mini series ‘The Principal’. Also in the 2016 U.S Sci-Fi series ‘Hunters’, produced by Gale Anne Hurd (‘Terminator’ 1 & 2) and created by Natalie Chaidez (‘Heroes’). An AFTRS Directing Graduate, Serhat’s films have screened at over 50 local & international film festivals winning numerous prizes, awards and nominations, including an AFI (AACTA) nomination. His most recent feature film ‘A Lion Returns’ is heading to film festivals from mid-2019. Serhat is currently attached to direct the film adaption of best selling American author Michael Prescott’s book ‘Mark of Kane’, the true crime story ‘Killer Country’ inspired by Sandra Lee’s book ‘Beyond Bad’, starring Jessica Marais, Kate Box and Laura Gordon. Also working on numerous other projects all in various stages of development through his company Bonafide Pictures with support from Screen NSW, Screen Australia and other production companies. Serhat also teaches casually at UNSW, Sydney Theatre School and NIDA.


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