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ACT on impulse

SCOTT WILLIAMS WORKSHOP

 
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The passion, joy and attention to detail that Scott brings to the room breaks down any perceived notion of what it is to act. I felt extremely powerful. This course is ‘advanced simplicity’.
— Grant Foulkes (War Horse)

introduction to impulse

 

This is the perfect course if you’re looking for a complete and intense  immersion into how to live truthfully under a given set of circumstances.

The workshop will be taught by renowned International Teacher, Director and Artistic Director Scott Williams, who  studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighbourhood Playhouse in New York and has over 40 years experience teaching this work globally. 

You will develop a practical and reliable technique that solves the immediate needs of today’s actor – connecting to your emotional truth, easy access for multiple takes and long theatrical runs and maintaining your mental and emotional wellbeing within your work.

Discover a deeply joyful, authentic process.

Learn tools to be present in your body and responsive to your partner. 

Let your acting become truthful, exciting and powerful.

Explore the Meisner technique from its foundation exercises through to text application and what it means to ‘act on impulse’.
 

MELBOURNE

5-day intensive

When: July 23rd – 27th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Second Story Studios
222 Johnston St, Collingwood, 3066

Cost: $750

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

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SYDNEY

5-day intensive

When: August 5th - 9th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Projects 107
107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016

Cost: $750

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

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Because of Scott I am a more active, open, creative and honest actor. Whether you’ve been an actor for 3 days or 30 years, you’ll never meet a teacher who loves actors more than Scott.
— John Batchelor (Red Dog, Danny Deckchair, Sea Patrol, 3010)
 
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Advancing Impulse

MELBOURNE

4-day intensive

This 4-day intensive will go in-depth into the founding exercises of the Meisner Technique and you will experience and understand how this work transforms an actor’s work with text.

There will be an open class showing on the final evening of the course, open to friends, family and general public.

Previous experience with the technique is essential therefore entry is by application only.

Date: 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd July

Time: 10am – 5pm + 6pm – 9pm Sunday 22nd

Venue: Second Story Studios & Gasworks Arts Park (Sunday 22nd)

Cost: FP $625 / Earlybird: $525

Earlybird available from 14 May – 11 June

SYDNEY

3-day intensive(SOLD OUT)

This 3-day intensive will deepen your existing Meisner technique.

Students will explore the founding exercises of the Meisner technique to a far greater depth than in the Introduction course as well as learning how this technique transforms an actor’s work with text.

There will be an open class showing to the public on the final evening of the course.

Previous experience with the technique is essential and entry is by application only.

Date: 1st – 3rd August

Time: 10am – 5pm, with an evening showing on 3rd August.

Venue: 107 Projects

Cost: FP $475 / Earlybird: $375

Earlybird available from 14 May – 11 June

*SYDNEY ADVANCING IMPULSE SOLD OUT*

 

APPLY NOW

Apply for Advancing Impulse via the forms below. Please note that your place is secured only once payment has been received. You will receive payment instructions once your application has been accepted.

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I gained great benefit from Scott’s workshop. I found that I was able to get very deep into ‘the work’ in a short period of time. I found a simple yet powerful truth to my scene work and a great aliveness and truthfulness in any given moment in the scene. Scott is a very caring educator who nurtures his students and creates a respectful environment in which to learn and work. I saw him guide, inspire and nurture students to great results.
— Kate Gorman (Neighbours, Romper Stomper, Rush)
 

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A Taste of Impulse

 

Over 3 days, discover what it means to live truthfully under a given set of circumstances. You will explore a specific set of exercises developed by Sanford Meisner and distilled by Scott Williams, all designed to train you to connect to your emotional truth and ‘live in the moment’.

Study with Scott Williams, a student of Sanford Meisner, renowned International Teacher, Director and Artistic Director with over 35 years of experience.

Learn the foundations of the Meisner technique.

Discover what it means to “live truthfully under a  given set of circumstances”.

Learn how to truly be “in the moment”.

Connect to your emotional truth.

Learn a reliable, practical technique to connect you to your fellow actor immediately.

ADELAIDE

3-day taster

When: August 17th, 18th, 19th

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: The GoodWood Institute
166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood

Cost: $450, Early Bird $350 (ends Mon 16 July)

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In 2003 I completed my first week-long course in London with Scott and it was the most stimulating and enlightening week of training I’d ever had. Scott steered my process in a whole new - and easier, simpler, honest - direction. In May of this year I returned to London and straight away sought to work with Scott again. He remains a joyous human being, a clear and thorough teacher, and once again I found myself leaving class each day on a high.
— Marika Aubrey (South Pacific, Matilda)
 

ABOUT SCOTT WILLIAMS

Scott Williams is London’s leading Meisner technique teacher and Artistic Director of The Impulse Company in the UK.
 
American-born, Scott is an international director and teacher and the Artistic Director of the UK-based Impulse Company.  Scott trained with Sanford Meisner at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s, and relocated to London in the mid-1990s following a San Francisco-based career as a teacher, director and artistic director for Hillbarn Theatre. After his move to London and the founding of The Impulse Company, Scott has continued his multi-dimensional schedule of teaching and directing across the continents for 35 years.
 
Scott returns to Australia with his highly regarded work, rooted in his training with Sanford Meisner and William Ball, to empower and deepen the work of today’s actor.
 
You can read his extensive biography here.
 
 

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