Unleash your hidden thespian, build your confidence, get creative and put some spontaneity in your life. This drama course offers a supportive environment to explore drama fundamentals such as improvisation, characterisation and some short scene work. Great for beginners as well as those who already love to perform.

About your tutor

Your tutor Nicholas Flanagan graduated from the Acting Course at NIDA in 1982 and has extensive acting credits as well as having lectured in writing and acting for NIDA, VCA and WAAPA. He is also a writer, director, producer, composer and teacher and recipient of a Creative fellowship (writing) from the Western Australian Government, the highest and most prestigious arts award in that state.

He has assisted many media executives, television personalities and CEO’s to better craft and deploy their stories and presentation in Australia and around the world. His unique blend of artistic and business experience enables him and his associates to fast track results and help people tell influential stories that achieve results.

Active in the arts as well as running Nicholas Flanagan Consulting, Nicholas has written drama for television, his plays have been published and produced around Australia, and his Communication Excellence Seminars are run nationally and internationally for top tier Australian businesses (including Macquarie Capital and Boston Consulting Group),

Also, a composer, songwriter and librettist Nicholas’s musical, The Chaos Fairy and the Wizard was recently produced for the Monkey Baa Theatre at the Lend Lease Theatre in Darling Harbour.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will have:

  • learned how to ‘warm up’ the body for performance;
  • developed basic improvisation skills.
  • developed a basic understanding of the workshop process; and
  • performed a scene and a monologue in front of the group.
  • gained experience and an understanding of the skills involved in improvisation and playbuilding
  • experience in the development of character and appreciation of the skills involved in this development.
  • created belief, clarity and tension in character, role, situation and action
  • contributed and developed ideas in improvisation
  • devised and enacted drama using unscripted material
  • explored structures using dramatic forms, performance styles and techniques.

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.