The Professional Performers Program has been created by acting company Meisner Melbourne for the dedicated and passionate performer. Actors and singers are encouraged to apply.
Faculty include Meisner Acting Technique expert, author and Host of online talk show The Actors Process Clare Dea. Vocal Coach of Lion King, Legally Blonde and many Australian touring musicals Tim Smith. Also, well known Home and Away actor Ben Steel who has gone on to feature films around the world and now runs the Self Tape Audition Studio.
This part time course will give you tools needed to launch into a professional performing career for the stage and screen. You will train with experts from the industry who are personally invested in you moving forward in your career. Instead of learning bits of various acting techniques, you will hone into learning the first 6 modules of The Meisner Technique. This world renowned technique will give you a solid foundation in authentic relating, connecting to text and being alive and present moment to moment on stage and screen. All of our other subjects for the program have been selected carefully to compliment the Meisner acting training.
What is most unique about Meisner Melbourne is the community. In this program you will become apart of a culture where everybody works together for everyone to succeed. This is paramount for you to be able to unlock the creative blocks that are holding you back from the career you desire. Allowing you to be free to delve into your vulnerabilities, fears and anxieties that are actually your gold as an artist. Training in a safe environment is necessary to go deep into the work. A space where the mental health of the artist is considered each day.
You will not only develop a solid foundation of your craft, you will learn the business side of the industry. How to brand and market yourself as a performer in an authentic way. Learning how to attract performing opportunities to you and how to own your power in the audition room.
There will be performing opportunities for students to invite industry, friends and family. Apart of the performance program will include creating your own work for stage and screen.
Past students of Meisner Melbourne have had success in so many different areas of the industry here and overseas. They have students working in Australia and America in TV, Film and Theatre. One recently being nominated for a Logie for her role in Wentworth. However, what they are equally proud of is the amount of students who are creating their own work, raising awareness of global topics, standing up for what they believe in through their performing.
No professional experience is needed to audition. We are looking for artists with a story to share and a passion to thrive.