Stage 1 Acting

6 week course

Enrol in Toni Higginbotham’s Stage 1, weekly ongoing course to unlock the essentials for navigating in today’s dynamic acting industry. This 6-week holistic program is for any actor who not only wants to be a good actor but a working actor.

Delve into the practical skills and tools necessary for Acting Techniques, Story Comprehension and Auditioning Techniques. Mastering everything from memorization of lines to crafting unique, meaningful character choices, and all within the frame for screen acting for Self-tapes, TV series and Feature Films.

Learning Outcomes

Here’s what you’ll gain and achieve over the 6 weeks

Course Format

Here’s how you’ll learn throughout the course
  • Pick a scene and complete a self-tape to the best of your ability (More information on this is provided a week before the workshops via email)
  • Introduction with Toni Higginbotham
  • Understanding of the function of Story and Acting
  • Introduction to the first two tools of Basic Story Choices (Climax and Protagonist)
  • Introduction to the first two layers of the Acting Process (Taking the First moment and Mechanical Repetition)
  • Introduction to the next two tools of Basic Story Choices (Want and Cap)
  • Introduction to the third layer of the Acting Process (Point of view Repetition)
  • Understanding tools and exercises for Learn Lines (Mechanical Layer)
  • Introduction to the last two of Basic Story Choices (Need and Meaningful Message)
  • Introduction to extension exercises to the third layer of the Acting Process (Extended Repetition exercises)
  • Combining both the tools and exercises from learning lines and the Acting Process together (Conversation layer)
  • Q and A with Toni Higginbotham
  • Introduction to tools and exercises for Self Tapes
  • Continuation of exercising layers for the Acting Process (Physicalized Want)
  • Commencing work on class scene
  • Continuation of exercising layers for the Acting Process (The actor’s Instrument)
  • Continuation of working with class scene
  • Acting within the frame
  • Combing the tools and exercises to bring Story, Lines, Acting and Framing together with the class scene
  • Q and A with Toni
  • Perform our scenes audition style with Toni Higginbotham

Stage Two

Stage two is a continuation course for graduating students of Stage One.

Course dates and times are the same. Your weekly structure is however different and looks more like the following.

  • Pick a scene and do a selftape to the best of your ability
  • Introduction with Toni Higginbotham
  • Introduction to the first two tools of Intermediate Story Choices (Moment before and Inciting incident)
  • Introduction to Sandford Meisners Door and Activities (Balancing the stick)
  • Introduction to the next two tools of Intermediate Story Choices (Dramatic Question and Answer)
  • Continuation of Doors and Activities progressed forward with the student’s ability (Strong Want, Consequences, Meaningful consequences, Enclosing Consequences)
  • Introduction to the last of Intermediate Story Choices (Lesson)
  • Continuation of Doors and Activities progressed forward with the student’s ability (Strong Want, Consequences, Meaningful consequences, Enclosing Consequences)
  • Q and A with Toni Higginbotham Continuation of Doors and Activities progressed forward with the student’s ability (Strong Want, Consequences,
  • Meaningful consequences, Enclosing Consequences)
  • Commencing work on the class scene
  • Continuation of Doors and Activities progressed forward with the student’s ability (Strong Want, Consequences, Meaningful consequences, Enclosing Consequences)
  • Continuation of working with class scene
  • Continuation of Doors and Activities progressed forward with the student’s ability (Strong Want, Consequences, Meaningful consequences, Enclosing Consequences)
  • Combing the new tools and exercises from Intermediate Story and acting together with the class scene
  • Q and A with Toni
  • Perform our scenes audition style with Toni Higginbotham
Instructors
Toni Higginbotham

CASTING DIRECTOR

Bede Smith

ACting Coach

In Person June Intake
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Bede Smith

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$
695
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In Person - Starts June 20th
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$
170
x 4 weeks
In Person - Starts June 20th
Full payment must be completed by the commencement of week 4 of the course
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