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Darlo Drama’s Studio Theatre is our in-house, fifty seat, fully equipped performance venue located at Level 1, 16-18 Oxford Square Darlinghurst.

We host a range of performances and events throughout the year which include seasons of our own student productions, forums, presentations and a host of activities aimed at celebrating theatre, self expression, creativity and community.

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Actors Process

This masterclass is run by Glen Hamilton, a highly experienced acting teacher and director. The focus of the course is the exploration of Laban’s Effort Actions, Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture and a diagnostic approach on the student’s personal acting process. Students work on a range of monologues and scenes in class, with individual guidance and feedback provided on areas such as; habitual acting tendancies, developing individual strengths, finding theatrical truth in a... [More]
$575 Limited inc GST
Actors Process

<p>This masterclass is run by Glen Hamilton, a highly experienced acting teacher and director. </p><p>The focus of the course is the exploration of Laban’s Effort Actions, Michael Chekhov’s

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First class: Saturday August 17th 10AM – 4PM
Last class: Saturday September 7th 10AM – 4PM

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Level Three - The Story

Level Three - The Story

Refine your skills – Play multiple characters – Deepen your craft Level Three involves the production of a series of scenes from several plays, with each actor exploring multiple characters and relationships. Performance craft is extended through this course by experiencing a TWO show performance in our Studio Theatre to an audience. Level Three builds your skills and knowledge to prepare to embark on the rehearsal and performance of a full play, equipping you with a solid acting... [More]
$645 Limited inc GST
Level Three - The Story

<h3 id="RefineyourskillsPlaymultiplecharactersDeepenyourcraft">Refine your skills – Play multiple characters – Deepen your craft</h3><p>Level Three involves the production of a series of scenes from

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First class: Monday September 2nd
Last class: Monday November 4th

Performances: Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th

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Level Two - The Scene

Level Two - The Scene

Develop your acting skills – Connect to your partner – Learn your craft Darlo Drama’s Level Two Acting course is an investigation into naturalistic acting & drama techniques that will make your performances more convincing. These techniques will enable you to interpret dialogue, making the most of your script in order to complement your fellow performers on stage as well as engage your audience. The development of characters is also explored during classes. Like Level One the first... [More]
$595 Limited inc GST
Level Two - The Scene

<h3 id="DevelopyouractingskillsConnecttoyourpartnerLearnyourcraft">Develop your acting skills – Connect to your partner – Learn your craft</h3><p>Darlo Drama’s Level Two Acting course is an

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Starts: Wednesday September 4th
Last class: Wednesday October 30th
PERFORMANCE: Thursday October 31st

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Actors Lab

Actors Lab

Discover your truth – Respond organically – Deepen your understanding Actors Lab is an advanced acting module offered at Darlo Drama. Actor’s Lab introduce’s you to a more truthful and personalised way of connecting to your work as an actor. Classes begin with studio based exercises aimed at; creating openness and availability, identifying blocks, releasing control, finding and creating energy and opening the senses to a full and rich connection to your work. Later classes involve... [More]
$575 Limited inc GST
Actors Lab

<h3 id="DiscoveryourtruthRespondorganicallyDeepenyourunderstanding">Discover your truth – Respond organically – Deepen your understanding</h3><p>Actors Lab is an advanced acting module offered at

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First class: Thursday September 5th
Last class: Thursday October 24th

Date for informal showing of work to be arranged with students in class with Glen Hamilton

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Level One - Beginners Acting

Level One - Beginners Acting

Build confidence – Express yourself – Meet new people Darlo Drama’s Level One beginners acting course runs one night a week over eight weeks followed by a weekend evening performance to family and friends in our Studio Theatre. The course starts gently, allowing a safe place for everyone to play and explore with fun acting and drama games, trust exercises and improvisation. By the second week the group begins to get much more comfortable with each other, more relaxed and... [More]
$545 Limited inc GST
Level One - Beginners Acting

<h3 id="BuildconfidenceExpressyourselfMeetnewpeople">Build confidence – Express yourself – Meet new people</h3><p>Darlo Drama’s Level One beginners acting course runs one night a week over eight weeks

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COURSE STARTS: Tuesday September 10th
FINAL CLASS: Tuesday October 29th
PERFORMANCE: Friday November 1st

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The Play

The Play

FROM PAGE TO STAGE AND BEYOND The main focus of The Play is the rehearsal and performance of a contemporary theatre production, staged in the Darlo Drama Studio Theatre across a season of THREE performances. Open to people who have completed Levels One, Two & Three with Darlo Drama or similar courses elsewhere, The Play gives you a fundamental understanding & experience of the processes involved in staging an entire play, from rehearsal & interpretation to performance. Working as... [More]
$699 Limited inc GST
The Play

<h3 id="FROMPAGETOSTAGEANDBEYOND">FROM PAGE TO STAGE AND BEYOND</h3><p>The main focus of The Play is the rehearsal and performance of a contemporary theatre production, staged in the Darlo Drama

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Play reading/casting: Tuesday September 24th 630pm – 930pm
Rehearsal dates: Every Tues from Oct 1 to Tues Nov 19, 630pm – 930pm
Additional days: Sat Oct 26, Sat Nov 2, Sat Nov 9, Sat Nov 16 all 10am – 1pm
Tech and dress rehearsal: Thurs Nov 21 630pm – 930pm
Perform: Fri Nov 22 7pm, Sat Nov 23 at 7pm and Sun 24 Nov at 5pm

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Creative Writing with Alison Rooke

Writing from scratch – Discover your voice – Tell your story Whether you’re yearning to write a play or test the waters of screenwriting, this is the course for you. Over four weeks we’ll explore the basics of character development, structure, creating dramatic tension and editing your script plus learn a little more about the film and theatre industries. WEEK 1 – Start from the beginning: who are you writing about? Character development and research WEEK 2 – Learn the nuts and... [More]

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The Ensemble

The Ensemble

Stepping into the Industry! The Ensemble Production is a celebration and acknowledgement of our student’s commitment to their learning at Darlo Drama. Our school attracts absolute beginners from all walks of life and for many, their love of acting and theatre takes them on a journey through our advanced courses and performances into well developed and crafted performers. It is for these people that The Ensemble Production was designed. THE CO-OPERATIVE This production is a... [More]

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Improvisation

IMPROVISATION WITH LYN PIERSE Our Improvisation classes are for beginners, intermediate and rusty others. The 6 sessions offers actors an opportunity to explore and refresh the Improvisation foundation skills; offering, yielding, advancing, extending, finding focus, making transitions, emotional and status endowment, playing a sub text, pursuing an objective, exploring body language indicators and improvised scene work. A clear step by step Impro ‘nuts and bolts’ foundation gives... [More]

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Speech and Presentation Skills

SPEECH AND PRESENTATION SKILLS SPEAK WITH CONFIDENCE – CONNECT TO YOUR AUDIENCE – SHARE YOUR MESSAGE An authentic speech comes from the heart. In our world of new and emerging technologies the art of communication often sits too prominently in the domain of the electronic and digital. Human to human connection has in many ways been replaced with the instantaneous exchange of emails, emojis and SMS. It’s time for us to reconnect to authentic person to person interaction. The place... [More]

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