TCA: Short Courses & Workshops

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

"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."

"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."

Camera & Screening Acting Short Courses 

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.

SCREEN ACTING 101

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.  The course also provides students with practical skills to manage nerves when auditioning and performing to build confidence, resilience and the tenacity required to succeed.

This 4 week course with Australian actor Hannah Monson (Winners & Losers, The Leftovers) will give students a strong grounding in the fundamentals of performing in front of the camera.

Hannah Monson

Star of the Netflix hit drama series Glitch, which is now in its third season, Hannah reprises her role as Kirstie in this award-winning series, 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.

Hannah’s other television credits include the HBO series The Leftovers and Seven Network’s Winners & Losers.

Hannah graduated from the Arts Academy in 2013.

 

Students will learn about: 

WHEN:

6 week short course running from 26 April to 31 May, 2019

Friday evenings:
5:15 – 6:45 PM Intermediate (10-12 year olds) /
7:00 – 9:00 PM Seniors (13+ year olds)

WHERE:                    

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

FEE:
Intermediate $240 
Senior $300 

10% discount for TCA members 
Places are limited to 14 students per class.

To book call 8199 8344

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.

 

 

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CASTING WORKSHOP

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 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 

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

CASTING WORKSHOP (9-18 year olds)
A FULL DAY OF FUN AND FABULOUS TRAINING! 

Sunday 14th April, 2019
9.30AM – 4.30PM

WHERE:                    

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

* TCA members are entitled to one Casting Workshop per annum as part of your membership.  Simply call to book in.

* Non-members or TCA talent who wish to do another workshop within the year - $120 (inc GST).
Payable by VISA or Mastercard at the time of booking.  

To book call 8199 8344

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.

TUTORS

 

Sarah AleknaSarah Alekna

Sarah is currently a Casting Director with Highway Casting who work with big brands like Kraft, Kmart, Ford and Nissan to name just a few.  Sarah's longstanding involvement in the casting game is driven by her continued passion for what she does. While the benefit of experience and longevity have often illuminated the swings and round-a-bout nature of the industry, Sarah wouldn't cast herself in any other role.  “To be constantly interacting with invested, passionate people who genuinely love what they do, whether actors or creatives may not be a youth elixir but it certainly serves to keep me inspired everyday. I’m extremely lucky and for the record not actually bad at endurance either!”

 

 

 

 

 

Emam FlemingEmma Fleming

Emma 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.  Emma has worked in the casting industry across fashion, television and film. Formerly a scout she worked in New York, London and Milan before settling in Melbourne. Alongside casting, Emma currently teaches a variety of workshops & intensives specialising in Screentest/Audition technique, Script Analysis/Application & Acting Intensives based off of her various forms of training/industry experience. 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 TVCs, television (Neighbours) and film. She was nominated for the 'Achievement in Casting Award' by the Casting Guild of Australia in 2017 for her casting of the show Testament. Having worked out of McLeod Casting, Chameleon Casting, 2Divas and Highway Casting, Emma is currently working at the ABC alongside Telford Leonard Casting on the second season of Get Krack!n.

 

 

 

 

Talent Company of Australia

Contact the Talent Company of Australia on (03) 8199 8343
or agent@talentcompany.com.au for more information.