Course Description


APS offers a range of workshops for adults, kids and teens. Have a look below for one that suits for interests.

For Casting Workshops – Enquire by clicking the link on the right side.

For other Workshops – Book via Trybooking by clicking the link below each workshop.

If you are interested in School Holiday Programs, click here


Ongoing – Keep an eye out for 2019’s casting workshops

Acting Performance Studio regularly holds workshops with Australia’s leading casting directors. Participants will gain the experience of what it’s like to audition with a casting director, get feedback on their work, and be seen by experts in the field. Actors will be working on scripts supplied by the casting director and learn tips on how to approach the casting process.

Past workshop directors include:

Thea McLeod: Neighbours, Schappelle, Pawno, Spin Out, Blinder

Alison Telford: Please Like Me, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Glitch

Rosie Traynor: How to Talk Australian, Wilfred, Grave Diggers

Jane Norris: Paper Planes, Nowhere Boys, The Slap, The Bank

Cinzia Coassin: Game of Thrones, Kill Me Three Times, The Code

Sarah Alekna: Twenty Something (Season 2), Fosters, Crown Casino

Megan D’Arcy: It’s a Date, Foxtel, Jeep, Red, Razzle Dazzle

Sue Maslin: The Dressmaker, Irresistible, Japanese Story


Comedy Workshop with Francis Greenslade

Date: Wednesdays 1st May – 5th June (6 weeks)

Time: 7-10pm

Studio: Acting Performance Studio, Moorabbin 

Fee: $504

Discover your comedic flair in this six week intensive!

This is an opportunity for students and working actors to focus on acting for comedy and to enhance your comedic technique.

Working on both scenes and monologues, for theatre and screen we will look at questions of commitment, truth and style as well as more formal issues such as timing. Participants are encouraged to bring their own material, although pieces will be provided.

This will be an opportunity for participants to work on their comic performing and also to acquire a comic monologue suitable for auditions.

Francis Greenslade has worked consistently in the theatre and TV for many years. His TV credits include Mad As Hell, The Leftovers, Winners and Losers, Inspector Blake, The Ex-PM, The Micallef Program, Soul Mates and City Homicide. Theatre Credits include The Odd Couple, The Madwoman of Chaillot and Things We Do For Love for the MTC, Urinetown and Babes in the Wood for STC and The Odyssey and Tartuffe for Malthouse.


10% off Full Price when booking all three upcoming workshops- Francis Greenslade, Alex Pinder, Penny Harpman. Book via link and select “3 Workshops 10% off!”


Mask Workshop with Alex Pinder

Date: Sat 13th – Sunday 14th April 

Time: 10am-4pm

Studio: Acting Performance Studio, Moorabbin 

Fee: $315 for both days

The Neutral Mask is an essential tool in an actor’s training. It enables you to develop a sense of ‘stage presence’ and discover your talents as a performer. The Neutral Mask liberates the actor of inhibitions and encourages them to enjoy the pleasure of performing.

In Neutral Mask we will explore and transpose the world around us into a corporeal response, with a focus on the elements, materials and colors. Through movement analysis we will explore the basic principles of mime and mask technique. Aiming to give participants control and flexibility in how they move in space and respond to the imaginary world they create.

Alex Pinder has been an actor, acting teacher, theatre director for over thirty years. He is a long time graduate of L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq  Paris France, has numerous credits including The Australian Shakespeare Company and the film Hotel Mumbai.


10% off Full Price when booking all three upcoming workshops- Francis Greenslade, Alex Pinder, Penny Harpman. Book via link and select “3 Workshops 10% off!”


Scene Study with Penny Harpman (6 weeks)

Date: Sundays 26th May – 30th June

Time: 2-5pm

Fee: $504

Join award-winning theatre director Penny Harpham over a six week Masterclass series studying, analyzing and performing a selection of texts you don’t often find on the shelves of bookstores – the great catalogue of female playwriting.

What is the female canon? What does it look like? Who has written it? Who are our foremothers of theatre? Where does the lineage of great female writers start and who is leading the charge now?

Study the texts of Lynn Nottage, Patricia Cornelius, Leah Purcell, Jenny Kemp, Michelle Lee, Caryl Churchill, Nakkiah Lui and others.

Come dip your toes into the deep well of alternative offers that women have been making to the canon for decades. Leave inspired to challenge the inherited canon and your usual text choices as an actor and audience member. Be stretched and challenged as an actor whilst working with Green Room Award winning director Harpham during this unique and vital scene study course for any actor working today.


10% off Full Price when booking all three upcoming workshops- Francis Greenslade, Alex Pinder, Penny Harpman. Book via link and select “3 Workshops 10% off!”

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