Stay tuned for upcoming scene work acting classes. Expressions of interest can be emailed to:


Scene-work for Actors - Adults 18+

Where: 61 Fallon St, Brunswick VIC 3056

When: Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm. 1 November - 29 November 2016

Cost: $185 for the full course.


Good acting is detail, passion and taking risks.

Working from published plays, students will develop techniques for creating dynamic characters and playing for truth. Actors will work with a new scene partner each week to workshop a section of dialogue for class. New scene's will be provided each week.  Playwrights covered previously have included Edward Albee, David Mamet, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Martin McDonagh & Harold Pinter. There will be a short acting exercise at the beginning of each class. Actors will be directed by Sly Rat Theatre Co-Artistic Director: Alan Chambers.

Alan is a regular acting tutor for NIDA Open, The National Theatre, Owl & Cat Theatre & Sly Rat.

The classes will run every Tuesday for five weeks starting the 1st of November, 2016.

For more information please send us an email:

About the tutor:

Alan Chambers is an actor and theatre director based in Melbourne. He graduated from NIDA in 2010 with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Acting and studied Communications and Cultural Studies at Curtin University from 2004-07.

Directing credits include: A Resounding Tinkle, Heads, Clear Glass Marbles, The CensorMÜLLER (Hayman Theatre); Other People (Newtown Theatre); Cosi (Northcote Town Hall); 15 Minute Hamlet, The Education of Skinny Spew (National Theatre); Pluck! (Butterfly Club); Doomsday Devices, The Martyrs (Revolt Artspace) and Shopping and F**king(NIDA).

As an actor Alan has featured in ABC’s Australia on Trial and the award winning short film Arrivals and Departures directed by Zak Hilditch. Theatre credits include Roger in Lord of the Flies (Dir. Kip Williams), Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Dir. Tony Knight), Thomas in The Hypochondriac (Dir. Chris Hurrell), Ivan in Inner Voices, Menelaus in Women of Troy (Dir. Donald Pulford), Truffaldino in A Servant to Two Masters (Dir. Carla Moore) and Medvedenko in The Seagull (Dir. Leah Mercer).

Alan is the Co-Artistic Director of Sly Rat Theatre Company and founder of the annual Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River festival. In 2016 he directed a Mad Max-inspired A Midsummer Nights Dream which performed alongside the river to enthusiastic crowds and received unanimous glowing reviews. 

Alan has over seven years teaching experience running acting classes for Adults through NIDA Open, The National Theatre and Sly Rat Theatre Co.


Previous students

Jo Davey in A Midsummer Nights Dream

Jo Davey in A Midsummer Nights Dream

Katy Reid & Brad Walsh in Doomsday Devices 



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