TCA: Short Courses & Workshops

Improve your performance at auditions and hone your acting skills through our workshops and short courses.


A great way to learn about casting techniques and on-camera skills, in a fun and professional environment. Get introduced to some of Melbourne’s finest entertainment industry professionals including leading actors, casting agents, writers and directors.

These workshops and short courses are open to everyone - you do not have to be a current TCA member to participate.

Feedback from a recent Casting Workshop "Working with you was a particular highlight for me.  Your energy, experience and obvious love and motivation for your work was inspiring. Hearing what you shared and working with you, inspired and motivated me to want to learn more about the industry."


CASTING WORKSHOP (9-18 year olds)

Saturday 14th July
9.30AM – 4.30PM


Stage School Australia Studios
23 Allen Street, Moreland (Click for map)

$120 for full day session (inc GST). 

No charge for current Talent Company of Australia members who have not already claimed their workshop. 

Payable by VISA or Mastercard at the time of booking.  

Terms and Conditions:  Once payment has been made there are no refunds for withdrawal from a workshop or short course or sessions missed due to illness, injury or any other reason.

This is a great opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most experienced television actors. 


Hannah Monson
Hannah MonsonHannah is an accomplished actor whose recent roles include the award-winning ABC television series Glitch, for which she earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 AACTA Awards and the 2016 Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer, Seven Network’s Winners & Losers, and the HBO series The Leftovers.  She graduated from the University of Ballarat’s Arts Academy and has been refining her practice with further training (Lindy Davis, Kevin Harrington, Leisa Shelton), artistic residencies abroad (Artlese, Finland) and theatrical projects (The Sally Collective).



Emma Fleming
Hannah MonsonEmma Fleming is a casting associate who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. Emma studied acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before moving to New York City where she trained in the Meisner and Alexander Techniques under both Maggie Flanigan, Charlie Sandlan and Nathan Flower. Returning to Melbourne she studied the work of Ivana Chubbuck under Jackie Diamond at 16th Street, Larry Moss and Robert Marchard.

Recognising no two actors are alike, techniques/methods are offered to each actor individually, so they can develop a process & approach that works for them. In Melbourne she has been involved in the production of tvc’s, television and film with her roles including casting associate, talent scout and creative director. Emma has had the pleasure of assisting Thea McLeod since May 2016, with her most recent credits including casting assistant/extras casting for “Neighbours” FremantleMedia. She was nominated for the 'Achievement in Casting Award' by the Casting Guild of Australia in 2017 for her casting of the show Testament.

Matthew Werkmeister
Hannah MonsonMatthew gained international acclaim when he landed the lead role of Zeke Kinski on the TV series Neighbours. During his tenure at Neighbours he was nominated for two Logies. Matthew was on Neighbours for over 5 years, within his time there he became Ambassador for National youth week and Ambassador for missing person week. Matthew also became apart of several short films including the critically acclaimed 'Simon'. After a 2 year hiatus from acting, he was featured in the film 'Little Love stories' He was then Cast in the series Chris & Josh, the series was nominated for multiple Awards, Matthew won the International Academy of Web Television Awards for Best Male Performance in a Comedy. He then hosted the Online Video Awards with Chris & Josh Costar Shane Savage. In 2017 he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his career. He was awarded a scholarship to Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles where he is currently studying


Past Events: Camera & Screening Acting Short Courses - SOLD OUT

The TCA’s Short Courses are a great way for young people to gain intensive, concentrated learning in Screen Acting techniques.  With personalised classes in groups of no more than 14, these weekly sessions provide specific instruction in particular areas of acting.  These classes are great for both Drama and Musical Theatre students to learn more of what it takes to succeed on the large and small screens! 

These courses are open to everyone - you do not have to be a TCA member or Stage School Australia student to participate.

Starting on April 24th for 7 weeks

Interested in acting for Film, TV and commercials? Acting for the camera is vastly different to performing on stage and being proficient in both stage and screen acting is imperative for young actors wanting to excel in the entertainment industry. 

This 7 week course with Australian actor Hannah Monson will give students a strong grounding in the fundamentals of performing in front of the camera. 

Students will learn about: 

All classes are held at: 

Stage School Australia Studios 
23 Allen Street, Moreland. 

Past Events: The camera is calling!  TCA Casting Workshop - SOLD OUT

Improve your on-screen skills with some of Melbourne’s leading Casting Directors and Acting Coaches.  We are delighted to announce that our tutors will be:


Megan D'ArcyMegan D'Arcy - Nick Hamon Casting

Megan’s casting career with Nick Hamon Casting began in 2000. Originally intended to be a summer job before heading back to uni, Megan was surprised to find that she loved casting and decided to stay.  She has cast many memorable TVC’s over the years including WorkSafe, Oreos, The Age, TAC, The Natural Confectionery Company (TNCC) & ANZ ‘Spelling Bee’, and in 2016 Megan won a CGA Award for best casting in a TV commercial for her work on a Foxtel campaign.  Her many other film and TV credits include Red Hill, Razzle Dazzle and I Love You Too. She is a mother of two and keeps a minimum of three pairs of shoes under her desk at all times. 


These outcome-driven workshops will see participants learn important audition techniques and on camera skills in a fun and professional environment.

* TV Scenes * Monologues * TV Commercials * Professional Casting *

"Doing the casting workshop was really great for my confidence working in front of a camera.  It was cool to meet a professional Casting Director, see how I looked on TV, and to get feedback straight from her about my performance."
TCA Casting Workshop participant

CASTING WORKSHOP (9-18 year olds)

Saturday 14th April
9.30AM – 4.30PM


Stage School Australia Studios
23 Allen Street, Moreland (Click for map)


Talent Company of Australia

Contact the Talent Company of Australia on (03) 8199 8343
or for more information.