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

Masterclass With Theatre And Television Director Jean-Pierre Mignon

29 Apr 2013
09:30:00 -  04:30:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

Please note this masterclass is for more experienced actors who have completed an accredited 2 or 3 year acting course or have had at least three years professional work as an actor.   

Equity is pleased to announce a special opportunity for 20 Equity members to spend a day working with theatre and television director, Jean-Pierre Mignon. Jean-Pierre will work on different texts and all actors will have an opportunity to workshop scenes and explore different aspects of texts.

Bio of host:  

Jean-Pierre Mignon worked in Paris as an actor and director before arriving in Australia in 1978. He was founder and artistic director of Anthill Theatre (1980–94) directing classic and contemporary plays including those by Molière, Brecht, Beckett and Chekhov. Several productions were presented at international festivals. He has directed for the Sydney Theatre Company, the Victoria State Opera, the Opera of South Australia and the Victorian Opera. For television, he directed many episodes of All Saints, Neighbours, City Homicide and most recently Packed to the Rafters and Winners & Losers. He has received three Green Room Awards for best direction: Don Juan, Waiting for Godot and Cosi Fan Tutte, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the performing arts in 1989.



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