Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art
A three-hour weekend workshop - Saturday, 5 May, 2-5pm
Your heart is pounding and you start to lose focus - just when you need to be at your best! Stage fright is common to actors (and others) from time to time. In this three-hour workshop you'll learn relaxation techniques and stress busters to prepare yourself for performances, presentations and auditions - as well as other life situations! You'll walk away with some techniques and exercises to help get you "in the zone" more quickly and with confidence next time you're up on stage.
This course is not only for actors, it's also for:
// Public servants who have to give presentations, but find their nerves are overwhelming
// Singers and musicians who experience stage fright
// Business people who need to pitch ideas to clients, but who worry too much on the big day and don't do as well as they'd hoped
// People who need to deal with the media from time to time, and who need to think clearly when under pressure
// People who want to project a greater air of confidence when facing social situations
// Decision-makers who find the stresses of their job cause 'brain-fog' and who need some strategies to reduce anxiety for better focus
// People who suffer from anxiety and who need strategies to bring themselves to a state of calm when they face a difficult task.
Venue: CADA Studios, 11 Whyalla St, Fyshwick
Tutor: Melissa Georgiou
Melissa Georgiou holds a Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) and teaches voice to actors and singers at CADA across a range of programs. She has recently returned from working in Canada and the United States, both directing and acting as vocal coach with the PreSchool Play program - a show that reached 1 billion views even before it went to China. In her teaching, Melissa uses techniques and principles based on scientific research to help students understand the structure and quality of the voice, and to sing without vocal strain. Melissa aims to help her students achieve magical performances.