Boot Camp tutors announced

The ‘Fantastic Four’ of acting training in Perth team up to teach 5 full days of tertiary level acting training in Perth to teach actors between 15 and 26 years old October 7th to 11th

Mark Storen has over 15 years experience as a performer, writer, director and educator. Many of these experiences were devised projects. More recently, over the last ten years, he has been extending his skills through directing, writing and facilitating artistic processes in the education system, professional theatre industry and in his own work. Recently Mark wrote and performed his solo show The Polite Gentleman at The Blue Room Theatre which was nominated for 5 Blue Room awards. Mark also performed his solo work A Drunken Cabaret at The Melbourne, Adelaide and New York Fringe Festivals as well as presenting Killing Nellie a co creation with Oda Aunan at The 100 degrees festival in Berlin in 2011 and at the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Mark performed his show Cut to The Quick with Tim Cunniffe in the umbrella season for Deckchair 2011, Later appearing in the work he co-created with Chris Bendall, Lorelei, for Deckchair Theatre Company. Mark has performed and created work for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre including a re-imagining of The Man From Snowy River and Swashbuckled. Mark’s Directing credits include Glengarry Glenn Ross for little y theatre company, Virgie for The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights 2012, Horsehead The Blue Room Theatre 2008 and Bringing Home The Boss for John Curtin College of The Arts, 2010.

Julia Moody has a BA from Curtin University (Perth), a Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies from NIDA (Sydney), is a fully accredited Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework (New York), and did her actor training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (UK). Julia has performed as an actor in Theatre, Film, TV, and Radio with companies across Australia. She has worked as a Voice trainer and Consultant in the professional media with SBS TV and Radio since 1994, and with various other companies such as Channel 10, Open Channel, Public Radio News, RTRFM, 5UV, and 6PR. Julia has lectured in Voice at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama, the University of Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts, and is currently Head of Voice in the Acting Department of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University

Fraces Barbe

Frances Barbe

Frances Barbe is a performance practitioner specialising in movement-based practices. She has a background in both dance and theatre and incorporates Japanese approaches into her work as teacher, performer and director-choreographer. She is currently teaching at WAAPA where she runs the new Bachelor of Performing Arts, which prepares independent, experimental artists working in interdisciplinary fields of practice. Originally from Queensland, she was a founding member of Zen Zen Zo and Oz Frank Theatre. She has spent the past 16 years living in London where she had her own company and also toured internationally with Tadashi Endo’s Butoh Mamu Dance Theatre. Her solo and group work has been performed in the UK, Japan, Italy, the US, Singapore and Spain. She founded Theatre Training Initiative in London in 2000 and ran this training organisation for ten years to support young artists with ongoing professional development opportunities. As artistic director of two international butoh festivals in London she hosted a number of artists for workshops and performances. She taught all over the UK including at the National Youth Theatre in London and at the University of Kent where she completed her Phd on butoh and contemporary performance. She was guest teacher at Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15 Acting School, and Exeter University amongst others. Her teaching practice helps performers come more profoundly “into” their bodies and focuses on observing habits and expanding creative choices in movement work. The work challenges performers to meet the demands of both improvisation and strictly set physical forms.

Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Craig Williams A professional actor in Perth for 26 years, Craig also works as a musician, composer/lyricist, director, sound designer, stage manager, tutor, and voiceover artist. A long time key member of Barking Gecko Theatre Company (awarded Life Membership), and the improvised comedy The Big Hoo Haa (for over 11 years), he’s toured everywhere in WA, all states nationally, and to festivals in the USA, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Scandinavia.
In 1995 he was made WA Citizen of the Year, for achievement in the Arts.
He was most recently seen in Deckchair Theatre’s Taking Liberty (‘Best Supporting Actor’ nomination – WA Equity Guild Awards); Bare Naked Theatre’s tour of The 39 Steps; Just Improvise’s scriptless drama The Locker Room; ICW’s musical production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company; and The Pinjarra Project’s South Australian tour of Binjareb Pinjarra

Those of you familiar with Perth’s theatre scene will recognise these names and be hungry to get on this course if you haven’t worked with these tutors before. Those of you who don’t know these people, it’s time to discover the very deep joy of training with them.

Spaces are strictly limited on this course and it’s already half full so register today before it’s too late.


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