ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Anthony’s core approach is the 12 step Ivana Chubbuck Technique which he’s a Certified Teacher of, having been trained by Ivana in LA and Australia over a period of more than 10 years. The Ivana Chubbuck Technique is used by many A-list actors such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Anthony’s training with Larry Moss, Eric Morris and Elizabeth Kemp, and in the Strasberg and Meisner Techniques, as well as his own exercises flesh out the tools, exercises and approach he uses with actors.
Participants will be allocated exciting scenes from quality theatre, TV or movie scripts, and will receive holistic coaching and tools in the following areas of the craft:
- Being detailed in one’s detective work on the script – mining every single clue in the script for how to play your role
- Understanding and honouring the inherent rhythm of the scene – and using this to power and properly pace the scene rather than have it “flatline”
- Emotional triggers – how to elicit your character’s emotions on demand
- How to use the tool of substitution so it really works for you to connect you to your character and what they need in the scene
- The importance of your body as a storyteller
- Being intentional with your blocking
- Using the fourth wall for maximum storytelling impact
- Being specific in how you work with props and objects
- The importance of voice, speech and accent
- How to create powerful emotional and sexual chemistry with your scene partner and your audience – vital for being cast in lead and major roles
- The mindset of a successful working actor
- How to tap into pain for your characters and how to let it go so you can live a healthy happy life offstage and offscreen.
DATES & TIMES:
WORKSHOP 1: WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE AND FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2015
WORKSHOP 2: THURSDAY 18 JUNE AND SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2015
TIME: 9.30AM – 7PM each day
FOR PARTICIPANTS: $375 FOR THE 2 DAYS [Participants – do group acting exercises and scene or monologue work].
FOR AUDITORS: The workshop is also open to auditors/observers – $65 a day. Auditors will participate in group acting exercises, and OBSERVE scene/monologue work from the participants].
*Prerequisite: Participants must have previously studied acting for at least one year, or have worked in speaking roles in the industry.No prerequisites for auditors but some previous acting study is helpful.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:
Email Anthony at email@example.com or call 0415 941 684 if you would like further information or to enrol
ABOUT ANTHONY WONG
Anthony Brandon Wong is an award-winning performer with more than 25 years professional experience as an actor, comic, singer, and accent specialist. He has worked extensively in film, television, theater and radio in the US, Asia, Europe, Canada, Africa, Australia and New Zealand for major production studios such as Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Tristar, Disney, NBC Universal, ABC Family, BBC, Zoetrope Studios, HBO, Shanghai Film Studios, CBS, Television Poland. Matchbox Pictures, SBS, and Film Australia.
Anthony has trained extensively with IVANA CHUBBUCK, acclaimed teacher and coach to BRAD PITT, HALLE BERRY, CHARLIZE THERON, JIM CARREY, TERRENCE HOWARD, DJIMON HOUNSOU and CATHERINE KEENER. He has also studied the Meisner and Strasberg Techniques, cold reading with MARGIE HABER, comedy with SCOTT SEDITA, and trained in improv at SECOND CITY and LOS ANGELES THEATRESPORTS. As a much sought-after acting teacher and coach himself, Anthony has taught at Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art, Actors Centre Australia (where Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Colin Farrell trained), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and Australian Theatre for Young People (where Nicole Kidman studied as a teenager), as well as in Los Angeles at TVI Studios and McPhee International Vocal Studios, in Brisbane at the Australian Acting Academy and in Melbourne at 16th Street Studios. He has also taught at Screenwise, The Performance Lab and V for Video (the precursor to On- Camera Connections).
Anthony has worked with some of the world’s great directors including STEVEN SODERBERGH (“Oceans Eleven”, “Traffic”, “Haywire”), THE WACHOWSKI BROTHERS (“Matrix” trilogy), SCOTT HICKS (“Hearts in Atlantis” starring Anthony Hopkins, “Shine” starring Geoffrey Rush), JOHN MOORE (“Behind Enemy Lines” starring Gene Hackman), STEPHEN HOPKINS (Emmy award winning director of “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”) and CLARA LAW (HK director of “Temptation of a Monk” starring Joan Chen).
His film credits include the role of Zen Buddhist assassin “Ghost” alongside Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie-Anne Moss and Monica Bellucci in THE MATRIX RELOADED, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS and as a lead character in the ENTER THE MATRIX video game, the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster The FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, co-starring Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Hugh Laurie, Tyrese Gibson and Miranda Otto (CASHMERE MAFIA), and the features: Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE (starring Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton and Michael Fassbender) and GUNS, GIRLS AND GAMBLING, opposite Gary Oldman and Christian Slater. He will be seen later this year in a supporting lead role in the Australian feature THICKER THAN WATER, alongside 14 of his acting students including singer-songwriter PETE MURRAY.
Other film credits include LITTLE FISH (opposite Cate Blanchett), the lead male role of a womanizing Hong Kong stockbroker in Clara Law’s award-winning FLOATING LIFE, and roles in LILIAN’S STORY (co-starring Toni Collette), TILL THERE WAS YOU (opposite Mark Harmon), SEEING RED (Cannes Film Festival), and THE REUNION (Sydney Film Festival Best Short Film nominee). He played the villain Peter Cho in the Australian comedy film CROOKED BUSINESS, directed by Chris Nyst, whose last film GETTING SQUARE scored 14 Australian Film Institute Award nominations. CROOKED BUSINESS also starred Firass Dirani (“Underbelly”) and Jai Laga’aia (“Water Rats”).
For more detail: http://anthonybrandonwong.nowcasting.com/