AUGUST Seminar – exciting professional program

SPEECH AND DRAMA ASSOCIATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES INC.

ABN: 39 063 115 060
Tel:,9387 2026, 4736 3738
Email: [email protected]
www.speechanddrama.org.au

YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR FOR
SUNDAY 28th AUGUST 2016
THIS IS ONE NOT TO MISS!!!
Masonic Club 169 Castlereagh Street Sydney

The Early Bird must pay by 20th August 2016
SPECIAL RATES : FIRST TIMER $35, STUDENTS, PENSIONERS/SENIORS WITH ID $70 (Early bird $55) MEMBERS $90 (Early bird $75)

FEES PAID BY CHEQUE, MADE OUT TO ‘SPEECH AND DRAMA ASSOCIATION OF NSW INC’ POSTED TO THE TREASURER, SARI ERASMUS-HICKEY, PO BOX 658, KINGSWOOD 2747 or by DIRECT BANKING:
National Australia Bank, Rockdale Branch BSB 082342 Account No. 516265894.
(Ensure your surname is recorded on electronic deposit. Advise Sari of deposit
Date by Thursday 25th August: [email protected])

PROGRAM

8.30 – 8.50​ ​Registration

8.50 –9.00 ​Welcome and Outline of the Day

9.00 – 10.30​FELICITY JURD
Felicity Jurd is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York (1997 – 1999) and also studied at LAMDA in London (2008) and atyp in Sydney (1985 – 1994) where she won a scholarship for her acting.
She is best known for her play ‘I May Fly’ which spans the 75 year career of radio, theatre & television actress May Pusey where she played May from age 4 to age 80. It toured Sydney, New York and London and received outstanding critical reviews for her performance. The play has also been performed by two other actresses in Brisbane (2007), Sydney (2008) & Adelaide (2008) and Minnesota Festival(2010) where the play was given outstanding reviews for its writing. May is also her grandmother and was her teacher for many years in Shakespeare, poetry, prose acting and the spoken word.

The Stage London applauded her physical portrayal of all the ages of the character, whilst Time Out London noted her vocal ability for accents and comic timing.

She has also appeared in numerous theatre productions including the lead role of Trisha in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Darlinghurst Theatre), The Vegemite Tales (London, West End), Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (London), Chambres (Belvoir St Downstairs) and was nominated for a Best Actress award for her portrayal of Eve in Paradise for Short & Sweet Finals at the Seymour Centre (2005).

She has worked extensively in voice overs for clients in commercials, corporate, documentaries, post production ADR & looping for film and television. She has also worked in narration including work for ABC Radio (Mediawatch, Cyclone Tracey, Alphabeticals) and BBC London (Reading the Booker Prize winning novel; The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton), and recorded over 30 times for Oxford & Cambridge University Press.

Felicity is on staff at Actors Centre Australia, International Screen Academy & NIDA for voice, acting, voiceover work & movement. Teaching for over 25 years now, Felicity brings with her enthusiasm, passion for the spoken word, interest in training & a generous spirit passed on by May.

WORKSHOP
Felicity is back to run a session to take off where we left off…
Explore the power of resonance, extend your vocal range, find ease and flow in your consonants and find tools and tricks and quick fixes for students with vocal blocks.
Try out some fresh tongue twisters and some tricks from the recording studio that Felicity uses to help students stretch their vocal dexterity and find more confidence in their vocal power.

10.30 – 11.00​Morning Tea

11.00 – 1.00​GARTH HOLCOMBE
A graduate of NIDA (2006), Garth’s career has spanned the Film, Television and Theatre industries worldwide. Theatre Highlights Include: ‘Daniel’ in TRIBES- Ensemble Theatre, ‘Archduke/Archduchess’ in ORLANDO- STC, ‘Alexandre Dumas’ in SONGS FOR THE FALLEN- Old Fitz/Seymour/New York/Sydney Festival, ‘Bastian’ in Mr KOLPERT- Pants Guys, ‘Rudy’ in BENT- Company B Belvoir, ‘Holger Voss’ in THE PIGEONS- Griffin Theatre Company, ‘Evan Wyler’ in AS BEE’S IN HONEY DROWN- Darlinghurst Theatre Company, ‘Wolf’ in MAMMON INC- Action Theatre Singapore, ‘Mr. Smith’ in THE BALD SOPRANO- NIDA Theatres and DON JOHN OF AUSTRIA- Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (For NIDA) ‘Larry’ in Patrick Marber’s CLOSER, ‘Don’ in David Williamson’s DON’S PARTY, ‘King Cymbeline’ in Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE, as well as ‘Townly’ in THE LONDON CUCKOLDS and ‘Hasegawa’ in THE ATTIC. National Tours include: ACTORS AT WORK (Multiple Characters) – Bell Shakespeare Company, SHAKESPEARE’S R&J (Mercutio and others) and RAINBOW’S END (Errol Fisher and others) both for Parramatta Riverside Theatres. Garth’s screen credits include TV’s HEAD START, HOME AND AWAY, ALL SAINTS, WILD SIDE as well as numerous TVC’s and short films, shot locally and abroad.

A teacher of acting theory and practice, he has trained actors nationwide for both stage and screen in acting techniques, script analysis, improvisation, voice and movement for companies such as the Bell Shakespeare Company, Sydney Performance Academy, Sydney Theatre School, International Screen Academy and NIDA Open, covering all ages and skill levels.

SEMINAR
AUDITIONING FOR THE BIG DRAMA SCHOOLS
& WHAT IS LIFE LIKE BEHIND THE WALLS?
1) WHY DRAMA SCHOOL?
2) CHOOSING YOUR MONOLOGUES
3) PREPARATION IS ALL
4) ON THE DAY
5) MOCK AUDITION
6) THE AFTERMATH
7) Q&A
(Garth has put together a package of generous, valuable and informative notes for you all to take home.)

1.00 – 2.30​LUNCH (not provided – bring a sandwich and help yourself to coffee/tea or join other members in a local café)

2.30 – 4.00​DUNCAN BALL

Is the author of many funny books of children’s fiction including the multi-award-winning books about Selby—”the only talking dog in Australia and, perhaps, the world”— and Emily Eyefinger—the adventures of the girl who was born with an eye on the end of her finger. He has also written various picture books, including the recent re-telling of Japanese folktales, Two Tengu Tales from Japan, five novels, and a collection of poetry, My Sister Has a Big Black Beard. His books have been translated into many languages and a few have been adapted for the stage Duncan studied mathematics and chemistry and was doing chemical research when his first book, an adult novel, was published. He then spent four years as the editor of the NSW School Magazine which led him to write children’s books. In addition to writing for children, Duncan has worked on story-lining and scriptwriting for film and television.

His most recent book is a collection of humorous plays called This School is Driving Me Nuts! which was originally published in a shorter volume called Comedies for Kids.
For more information see Duncan’s website: http://www.duncanball.com.au
A limited selection of Duncan’s books will be available for sale at the time of his talk. They can also be purchased though his website.
PRESENTATION: Prose, Poetry and Plays: My Life as a Children’s Book Author
Many years ago, by a series of flukes, Duncan Ball was catapulted from the security of a career in chemical research into the tumultuous world of children’s book writing. Now, after a successful career, Duncan has a highly entertaining tale to tell about the highs and lows of life in the literary arts along with advice to any would-be authors. Duncan will talk about his approach to getting kids reading by writing fast-paced and highly-entertaining stories, poetry and plays.

4.15​COMMITTEE MEETING

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