SOLD OUT – Discovering The Life: Unleashing Emotional and Behavioural Character Life

Course runs 19 Jan 2019 to 20 Jan 2019

$ *

SOLD OUT – Discovering The Life: Unleashing Emotional and Behavioural Character Life

  • 19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019

  • Thursday and Friday , 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Screenwise Studios, 84-86 Mary St, Surry Hills

  • $660 ($ earlybird ends )

About the course

By popular demand following her first sold-out class this coming January, this will be the second and FINAL class for Lisa’s first tour with Screenwise in 2019.

Prior to submitting payment for this course please email through CV to for approval.

A protégé of Larry Moss, Lisa Robertson, holds a reputation in Los Angeles for coaching a slate of career breakthrough lead performances in the most cutting edge of current television and film: Logan Browning, for her lead role in the acclaimed, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix);  THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu); Leonardo Nam, WESTWORLD (“Lutz”, HBO); newcomer Jihae Kim for her twin leading roles in Ron Howard/Brian Grazer’s, MARS, and Peter Jackson’s, MORTAL ENGINES (in production); Natasha Bassett to her role in the Coen Bros’ HAIL, CAESAR!. Lisa also works with Australian actors, Ashleigh Cummings (PUBERTY BLUES; TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN) and Mojean Aria (THE BRONX BULL), as a part of the Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Lisa Robertson is also credited for her extensive work as an acting coach on some of the following acclaimed Film and TV Productions: THE HUNGER GAMES, MUNICH, RENDITION, MAD MEN, UGLY BETTY, VALKRIE, BONES, THE SHIELD, THE O.C, AQUARIUS, THE RICHES, POST GRAD

Using a specific set of exercises and effective script-analysis, Lisa has coached transformative, award-winning performances in film and television – and she now brings her work to Sydney in this exclusive two-day intensive masterclass at Screenwise.

About The Masterclass:
In this two-day intensive masterclass, participating actors will be pre-assigned scene work by Lisa. The Masterclass is theater-based, but nowhere does Lisa find this work more important than in current film and television. Lisa’s daily work as a private coach in LA is primarily for the screen.

Day One: Connecting the life
The actor is immediately “on their feet” and working in ensemble. Lisa’s warm up connects the instinctive/intuitive talent of the actor to their emotion, voice and body. The work then goes further into imagery and physical techniques that open the actor’s imaginative and emotional range! The work then extends into the specific life of the actor’s pre-assigned character as they build foundation and freedom for that life.

Day Two: Scenes into action
Day Two of the intensive sees the work put into action as actor’s perform their pre-assigned and work intensively with Lisa, excavating the text, honing craft and unleashing the actor’s physical, emotional and behavioral life – finding a new freedom and “breakthrough” in their work,

Who is this Masterclass ideal for:
Intermediate to Advanced/Professional actors interested in developing their scene work technique. This Masterclass will also allow actors to explore and expand their approach to scene and character development for the screen. A current CV detailing acting experience and/or education will be required upon applying for this Masterclass.

About Your Tutor - Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson is a premier acting coach in Los Angeles film and television, coaching numerous breakout and award-winning roles, as well as coaching theater for both Regional and Broadway.

A protégé of the acclaimed acting coach, Larry Moss, Lisa most recently coached actress, Logan Browning in her lead role of Samanta White in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix), Jihae Kim in her lead (twin) roles of Hana/Joon in Ron Howard/Brian Grazer's, 

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About screenwise

Screenwise was established seventeen years ago to provide specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television. The school employs leading industry professionals – award-winning actors, directors & casting consultants who are articulate and inspirational teachers.

Screenwise is overseen by Denise Roberts (Schapelle, The Moodys, Cliffy, Mrs Biggs, Packed To The Rafters, Blood Brothers, Razzle Dazzle, Always Greener, GP). The school offers full-time and part-time intensive creative and technical screen acting programs which are accredited and up to date with Australian and International film industry standards.

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