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Masterclasses

Connecting emerging creatives with arts industry professionals through intensive workshops that explore a diverse range of disciplines.

Current Masterclasses

Directing Intensive

In this introduction to directing, you will delve into the director’s craft, exploring essential techniques to realise your creative vision, and all the industry know-how for the next steps in your career.

  • Develop your own directing style to make powerful staging choices.
  • Discover how to analyse a script and unlock its creative potential.
  • Build confidence in running positive auditions and inspiring rehearsals.
  • Understand how to lead a creative team and collaborate effectively with designers.
  • Get hands-on experience directing scenes with actors to bring out great performances.
  • Be encouraged to pursue further career opportunities, pitch projects, and develop industry connections.

This six-week program will empower you to discover the kind of director you want to be, understand the type of work you want to create, and gain the confidence to develop your ideas into an artistic vision.

Meet Your Workshop Artist

Luke Rogers

Luke is the Artistic Director & CEO of Canberra Youth Theatre. He is a graduate of NIDA (Directing) and Theatre Nepean (Acting), and the Artistic Director of Stories Like These. Luke is currently studying for a Masters of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership at NIDA.

Previous roles include Theatre Manager of New Theatre, Artistic Director of The Spare Room, and a Resident Studio Artist at Griffin Theatre Company.

Directing credits include: Rosieville, The Trials, How To VoteDags, Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again Ever, Little Girls Alone in the Woods, Normal, PossibilityCollapse (Canberra Youth Theatre), Collected Stories (Chaika Theatre / ACT Hub), In Real Life (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Blink, MinusOneSisterFirefaceThe Last Five YearsThe Carnivores (Stories Like These), Play House (NIDA), The PillowmanWaiting For GodotDon Juan in SohoArt is a WeaponAfter The EndBlasted (New Theatre), 100 Reasons For War, Love and InformationSpring AwakeningA Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s WomenShoot / Get Treasure / Repeat (AFTT), LysistrataThe Burial At ThebesPool (No Water)4.48 Psychosis, Eyes To The Floor (Sydney Theatre School), A Midsummer Night’s DreamMr Marmalade (CQUniversity), MacbethCyberbileEmbers (AIM Dramatic Arts) and Two Weeks With The Queen (Mountains Youth Theatre).

Tour Director: The Witches (Griffin Theatre Company). Assistant Director: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography (Griffin Theatre Company / Perth Theatre Company), Story of the Red Mountains (NIDA), The Boys (Griffin Theatre Company / Sydney Festival), Steel Magnolias (Blackbird Productions / Australian Tour), Assassins and The Crucible (New Theatre).

Luke regularly directs and lectures at various drama schools. He was a member of Directors Lab: Melbourne (Theatre Works / Melbourne Festival) and Playwriting Australia’s Dramaturgy Program and Directors Studio.

Get The Details

WHOAges 16 – 25
WHEN10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 16 November
10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 23 November
WHEREGorman Arts Centre, Braddon
COST$200

Auditions & Monologues Masterclass

Drawing from over twenty years of experience as a director in professional theatre and on audition panels, Luke Rogers will guide you through the process of selecting monologues that showcase your strengths, providing you with the tools to craft your performance and conquer those casting calls.

You’ve got this! This two-part masterclass will empower you to command any audition room by learning how to practise and perfect a monologue with confidence.

  • Find audition pieces that leave a lasting impression.
  • Be supported to perform your chosen monologue in front of others.
  • Make strong, active choices that generate electrifying performances.
  • Learn practical techniques for managing performance anxiety.

If you have ambitions to audition for drama school, or just want to get audition-ready for your next big part, this masterclass with one of Canberra’s most-respected acting teachers is essential training.

Meet Your Workshop Artist

Luke Rogers

Luke is the Artistic Director & CEO of Canberra Youth Theatre. He is a graduate of NIDA (Directing) and Theatre Nepean (Acting), and the Artistic Director of Stories Like These. Luke is currently studying for a Masters of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership at NIDA.

Previous roles include Theatre Manager of New Theatre, Artistic Director of The Spare Room, and a Resident Studio Artist at Griffin Theatre Company.

Directing credits include: Rosieville, The Trials, How To VoteDags, Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again Ever, Little Girls Alone in the Woods, Normal, PossibilityCollapse (Canberra Youth Theatre), Collected Stories (Chaika Theatre / ACT Hub), In Real Life (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Blink, MinusOneSisterFirefaceThe Last Five YearsThe Carnivores (Stories Like These), Play House (NIDA), The PillowmanWaiting For GodotDon Juan in SohoArt is a WeaponAfter The EndBlasted (New Theatre), 100 Reasons For War, Love and InformationSpring AwakeningA Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s WomenShoot / Get Treasure / Repeat (AFTT), LysistrataThe Burial At ThebesPool (No Water)4.48 Psychosis, Eyes To The Floor (Sydney Theatre School), A Midsummer Night’s DreamMr Marmalade (CQUniversity), MacbethCyberbileEmbers (AIM Dramatic Arts) and Two Weeks With The Queen (Mountains Youth Theatre).

Tour Director: The Witches (Griffin Theatre Company). Assistant Director: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography (Griffin Theatre Company / Perth Theatre Company), Story of the Red Mountains (NIDA), The Boys (Griffin Theatre Company / Sydney Festival), Steel Magnolias (Blackbird Productions / Australian Tour), Assassins and The Crucible (New Theatre).

Luke regularly directs and lectures at various drama schools. He was a member of Directors Lab: Melbourne (Theatre Works / Melbourne Festival) and Playwriting Australia’s Dramaturgy Program and Directors Studio.

Get The Details

WHOAges 16 – 25
WHEN6:30pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 14 August 2024
6:30pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 28 August 2023
WHEREGorman Arts Centre, Braddon
COST$160

Our Emerging Artists programs are made possible thanks to the
Jeremy Spencer Broom Legacy.