Professional Development Seminar 24th March

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Date(s) - 24/03/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel - The Masonic Club

Sunday 24th March 2019

Venue: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169-171 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Early bird rates available if payment made on or prior to Friday 15th March.
Sunday 24th March, 2019
9.00 Arrival and Registration
9.20 Welcome and outline of the day
9.30 Presenter 1 – Susanne Gervay OAM
“Teenage Fiction and the Search for Identity”
11.30 Morning Tea (provided)
11.45 Touchstones Impromptu Reading
Rob Christmas and Colleagues
12.30 AGM
12.45 Lunch (not provided)
2.00 Presenter 2 – Guillaume Barriere
MIME Techniques and Archetypes. Simplicity in the complex.
Expressing ourselves physically.
4:00 Conclusion of seminars, close of session
4:15 Committee Meeting
Agenda items to be emailed to [email protected] by Friday 10th March
5:15 Conclusion of Day

Early Bird registration closes Friday 15th March 2019

Member: $80 Early Bird $110 Full Rate after the 15th March
Non Members: $100 Early Bird $130 Full Rate after the 15th March
Concession/Senior: $70 Early Bird $85 Full Rate after the 15th March
Students: $60 $60
First time attendee: $30 $30
*Note: there is no student or first ¬time attendee Early Bird rate.
Early Bird closes on 15th March 2018, after which full rates apply.

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On the Day Registration: Cash or cheque only on arrival at seminar.


Susanne Gervay OAM
“Teenage Fiction and the Search for Identity”

Susanne Gervay is an Australian author. Her younger fiction in the I Am Jack series are ritesofpassage
Books focusing on school bullying reaching adults and children. The first instalment has been adapted into a play by the award winning Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People. Gervay is widely published in literary journals and anthologies.
Gervay is head of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Australia East and New
Zealand, former chair of the board of the New South Wales Writers’ Centre, writer and ambassador of Room to Read, role model for Books in Homes, and patron of MonkeyBaa Theatre. She has been a speaker in many festivals and conferences including the SCBWI International Conference at the Bologna Book Fair, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Beijing Literature Festival, Somerset celebration of Literature Festival and festivals and conferences from Delhi to New York.

Guillaume Barriere
“MIME Techniques and Archetypes. Simplicity in the complex. Expressing ourselves physically.”

Guillaume Barriere trained with several acting schools in Paris: the School of Acting François Florent and the School of Acting Radka Riaskova. After years of theatre, television and voiceover
work, He began a focus on clowning, commedia dell’arte, Jacques Lecoq’s pedagogy of theatre training and improvisation. Guillaume developed a series of improvisations with director Françoise Merle (who has worked alongside Ariane Mnouchkine from Theatre du Soleil). That collaboration led to a long running One Man Show in Paris. He has also worked with Mario Gonzalez, head professor at France’s “Le Conservatoire Supérieur d’Art Dramatique” on a performance called “The Clowns”. Guillaume’s experience also includes work as a corporate events host in Europe and around the world through a long running association with ‘Lever de Rideau’, a big event management company based in Paris. Guillaume held several training courses in France and Belgium on ‘The Art of Comedy’ before coming to Australia in 2002 where he began teaching French and drama and working as an actor/trainer with The Maura Fay Group, facilitating presentation skills workshops. Guillaume performs as an actor and runs Clown Theatre and Commedia dell’arte workshops in Sydney for adults and children. He also runs workshops for Australian Theatre for Young People.
In 2011, Guillaume studied in San Francisco under Paoli Lacy at the Clown Conservatory, in Melbourne with Giovanni Fusetti, a master in the art of Clowning and in Sydney with the great Commedia dell’arte master Antonio Fava. He has taught at AIM (Dramatic Arts – mask, clown, ensemble 1st and 2nd year students), comedy and acting at the New York Film Academy and worked as a tutor Australian Theatre for Young People. Guillaume audited three Larry Moss’ 4 day Masterclasses in Sydney. Since 2014, Guillaume has been teaching movement to first and second year actors at NIDA, focusing on Mask training and Clowning.

Impromptu Reading

We are continuing our regular sessions for the sharing of corporate knowledge from basics to the best. We all have experience in teaching various aspects of the foundations of our craft and these sessions will be facilitated by members of your committee to bring out the combined knowledge of the group for the benefit of brand new teachers and re-energising those with years of experience.
So bring your ideas, experience and enthusiasm to share with the other members of the Association.
The topic is “ Impromptu Reading ” led by Rob Christmas and colleagues, prior to a peer led