Designed for those who have completed a beginner level acting technique course or have relevant experience, this course focuses on in-depth character and scene analysis. Undertake challenging acting exercises to develop emotional truth and perform complex scenes with confidence.

In this six-week course, you will further develop performance skills such as establishing consistency in the delivery of scene work, creating an openness in your approach to offers and the work and deepen your ability to be present in the moment. You will develop characterisation using voice and movement, apply various movement techniques and further your understanding of the link between voice and movement. An important part of extending your acting craft is realising the writer’s intent. In this course you will prepare in-depth script analysis, conduct dramaturgical research on chosen text and create truth in your character portrayal based on scripted text.

This workshop is led by international director, theatre-maker and Arcola Creative Engagement Coordinator Bec Martin-Williams

Thursday 2nd November – Thursday  7th December 8pm-10pm 


Bec Martin-Williams trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia and holds a Masters in Shakespeare and Education from the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-Upon-Avon. She has worked as an actor and a director in Australia and the UK. Most recently, she directed The Selfish Giant (Arcola Theatre), Julius Caesar & The Tempest (The Shakespeare Institute). Bec has taught young and not so young people around the world, including NIDA, Australian Theatre for Young People and The Royal Shakespeare Company. She is currently Arcola Theatre’s Creative Engagement Coordinator.

Her credits include:
For stage: On the Shore of the Wide World (Griffin Theatre) A View of Concrete (King Street Theatre) The Mercy Seat (Old Fitz Theatre) The Shape of Things, autobahn, Punk Rock, (pantsguys Productions) After the End, Cock (NIDA) For screen: The Great Gatsby, Cedar Boys, Neighbours, Underbelly. As director: The Selfish Giant, Honeypot Holmes & the Peculiar Case of the Disappearing Wildflowers (Arcola Theatre) The Tempest, Julius Caesar (RSC Education) autobahn (Adelaide Festival), The Knowledge, Lord of the Flies (New Theatre).

See the full Consenting Adults workshop programme here.