Workshop: Acting – Weekend Intensive with Kate Gaul
When: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, 9:30am – 4pm
Where: Redfern Community Oval Room, 51 Redfern Street, Redfern
Cost: $340 Full Price; $305 Griffin Special – Griffin Subscribers, Members, Artist Card holders and volunteers (ID Required)


Kate Gaul will take actors through a series of exercises to deeply connect body and mind, explore the meaning of truth and presence in the theatre, and re-examine just what’s involved in creating story and character. Our investigation continues as we work in groups to interpret a short scene (this material will be provided on the day). Over this weekend you will have time to work on an Australian monologue. Actors are asked to prepare a short monologue (of their choosing) from an Australian play of the last decade. Again, following a series of exercises actors will have the chance to refresh their approach to the monologue or solo performance.

KATE GAUL: Kate graduated from NIDA (Directing Course) in 1996 and trained with the Anne Bogart SITI Company in 2005. In 2004/5 Kate was the Associate Director at the Ensemble Theatre where productions include The Violet Hour, Kimberly Akimbo and Lobby Hero. Other directing credits include Castor + Pollux (Pinchgut), The Cunning Little Vixen (Sydney Chamber Opera), Carmen (Oz Opera), Beautiful (Mudlark Theatre) The Altar Boyz (Ovations Live), Camarilla (Merrigong Theatre Co) Coup D’Etat (MTC), The Gates of Egypt, Our Lady of Sligo, Run Rabbit Run, The Laramie Project, Svetlana in Slingbacks (Company B), Wicked Sisters (Griffin/National tour), Rabbit (Griffin Theatre) and projects for all major drama schools and theatre companies throughout Australia.

Kate is the Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co: productions include The New Electric Ballroom (By Enda Walsh), The Lunch Hour (By Chris Aronsten) FOX (Monkey Baa/National Tour, 2010), The Seagull (Chekhov), Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Human Resources (by Chris Aronsten), Duck (by Stella Feehily), eeni meeni mini mo (devised by the company), Hard Swallow (by Mirra Todd), Polly Blue (by Belinda Bradley), Wanna Go Home, Baby? (devised by the company), Connie and Kevin and the Secret Life of Groceries (by Noelle Janaczweska) and Blue Heart (by Caryl Churchill) and Frozen (by Michael O’Brien). Kate has also written and directed two short films Embrace and Cake.

For any questions or to book by phone, please contact the Griffin team on 9332 1052 or email [email protected]

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