Workshops for Equity Members

Toni Lamond
Toni Lamond will be conducting a masterclass for Equity members

Toni Lamond will conduct a masterclass for Equity Members

The Equity Foundation will be hosting several workshops and masterclasses in the next few weeks for members of Equity.

Established in 2002, the aims and objectives of the Foundation are to advance the interests of professional performers in Australia, and the interests of the Equity section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Available (and free) for members of the union, over 100 professional development courses are offered every year by the Equity Foundation.

Dancing for Actors, Voice and Accent workshops and an Auditioning for Musical Theatre Masterclass are all coming up in the next four weeks for any equity members wishing to attend.

Masterclass with Toni Lamond:

Musical theatre legend Toni Lamond will give her first Equity masterclass on auditioning for musical theatre in Sydney on Monday, April 2. Participants will be able to draw on Toni’s experience working in Australia, UK and the USA on productions such as Mame, Oliver, Cabaret, Annie, Hello Dolly! and 42nd Street. Details and applications here:

Dancing for Actors Workshop:

This class will give performers extra experience to improve their dancing skills with an experienced dancer who knows what is required to get through the auditioning process. This class will be held on Monday April 2, half an hour after the Toni Lamond Masterclass. Performers who have applied for the Toni Lamond Masterclass are welcome to apply for this workshop as well:

Peter Carroll Voice Workshops:

This month Peter Carroll will host two Voice Workshops (one for experienced performers and the other open to all) where participants will spend four hours working with Peter on using the voice as a vocal instrument, incorporating language and the body. Please apply for only one class. Workshop 1 is for experienced performers and will be held on Friday March 23 (apply here ). Workshop 2 is open to all performers and will be held on Wednesday March 28 (apply here ).

Accent Workshop:

Work on your US accent with Natasha McNamara at a two-hour Equity workshop on Monday, March 26. Natasha is a voice tutor for the full-time NIDA acting course and Bell Shakespeare. Apply online:

If you are an Equity member, do take advantage of this wonderful initiative. For more information about Equity and the Equity Foundation, contact the Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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