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Comedy Acting with Darren Gilshenan

Learn the art of comedy acting with Australia's leading comedy actor, Darren Gilshenan.

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Learn the art of comedy acting over this two day workshop with Australia's leading comedy actor, Darren Gilshenan.

Some people intuitively have funny bones, others not so but comedy is a skill that can be taught! People's greatest fear is "what if they don't laugh?".

Darren has been specialising in deconstructing the elements of comedy acting for many years and has developed courses using various tools and principles to help you get that laugh.

Tension, contrast, illogical transitions, rhythm, opposition and extension are just some of the ingredients that live within the girth of comedy. Its a complex form but once understood through practice, becomes intuitive.

This weekend intensive will open your mind and give you the confidence to find the funny in your work. It will you practical tools to bring scene work, monologues and the rehearsal process to life while having a lot of fun along the way.

Comedy acting course requirements

Students must have completed Level One, Two, Three and The Play at Darlo or equivalent elsewhere.

All students must be over 18 years of age at the start of the course.

How to book

Click the BOOK NOW button to sign up. We offer payment via credit card and afterpay.

Fees and charges

Two Day Masterclass Course fee: $550.00

Our Other Courses

Level One, Two and Three requires attendance at one class per week for three hours at the same time each week.

Level One – The Monologue (9 sessions including performance)

Level Two – The Scene (10 sessions including performance)

Level Three – The Story (11 sessions including performance)

Once you have completed Level One the subsequent Level's can be completed at any time. There is no obligation to complete all Levels but we do recommend not leaving too long in between to keep your momentum of learning going. 

Not not done an acting course before? Why not try our FREE Intro to beginners acting class via zoom which runs on the first Wednesday of every month. You can sign up HERE!

Once you have completed Level Three at Darlo Drama, you can join the Darlo Theatre Group membership - get discounts on courses, attend members events, masterclasses and so much more. Join after Level Three is completed to get the in our growing community and meet likeminded people, make lots of new friends and keep discovering your creativity! Check out what our members think via our blog HERE

Our courses are aimed to help you build confidence, read our interview with The Big Smoke, all about presenting with passion HERE

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