Einstein said it: Everything is constantly evolving. So why are we still teaching acting classes as if nothing has changed in the last 70 years? At Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop acting classes in Sydney, the long-held illusions that continue to keep actors in the dark about their creative process are being shattered. IT’S REVOLUTIONARY. It’s what you always knew Sydney acting classes could be: FUN, EASY, EMPOWERING.
NO substitutions, sense memory, becoming an animal (“I think I’m a dog. No, I think I’m a snake!”). NO repetition exercises or 8 hours of scene rehearsals with your partner who’d rather be at the beach. NO memorization (“Learn those lines, dammit!”), drilling objectives or imbuing objects with personal meaning (“This coffee cup reminds me of rainbows.”). It’s just you being your great self. Refreshing, huh? So how does it work? Come watch us work at our acting school in Sydney. It’s free and fun!
This 6-week Sydney acting class meets twice a week: one working class and one lecture/observation class. The course introduces actors to the fundamentals of the AMAW philosophy and our way of working. A major shift takes place during this period – faster and more tangible than any other acting program.
After graduating from the Foundations Course, actors are evaluated by their instructor and placed in one of three Phase Levels for ongoing, month-to-month instruction. At every level you will be challenged to explore story more deeply and discover more of who you are as an actor, creator, and human being.
Actors have mastered the fundamentals of the AMAW philosophy; they are producing professional level work in an environment which is provocative, instinctual, community-oriented and “ego-free”.
Come and observe an acting class and see how we do it! There is no fee to attend.
“AMAW has completely changed the way I view acting and myself as an actor in the best way possible. The teachers provide such a supportive and encouraging environment to explore your craft, have fun and be a bit weird really! I am always so in awe of their amazing insights, care and talent. I’m so grateful to be a part of the AMAW community and to have met so many incredible people, it truly is something very, very special.”
– India Howorth
“AMAW Sydney is an exciting, warm, welcoming, hilarity-filled and challenging space for actors who deeply love craft and community. I am always furthered in my work, with choices carefully guided and supported by the generous teachers. It’s truly a space where anything goes and your honest, raw, full self is welcomed with very open arms!”
– Raechyl French
“AMAW is the place you go to explore the craft of being human. To discover the parts of you hidden away that you didn’t know were there until they surprise you in the moment. A space to safely push yourself and develop not only your skillset as an actor but also your ability to connect and truly be present. Lead by the most giving teachers and surrounded by the most supportive peers.”
– Sarah Watson
At our Sydney Drama School, you are great simply by being you!
It’s not the line that comes next, it’s the moment. Simply going to acting classes doesn’t necessarily make you great. You become great at something by doing it. The training that you get at AMAW Sydney Acting School will give you a new understanding of what it means to be truthful in your work and how to generate moment-to-moment experiences. Sydney acting classes will make you confident in ways that not only change you as an actor – but as a person. Our drama school will want to make you kiss the Tall Poppy Syndrome goodbye and realize that there is no place for you playing small. At Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop you will have the opportunity to learn skills, gain confidence and pursue the dreams you were too scared to admit you had!
If you want to get started on your acting career in Sydney, submit a contact form so we can get you started with our program.
The first step to starting your journey with AMAW Studios is to take our Foundations Course, which is not an introduction to acting, but an introduction to how we work at the AMAW studio. Once you complete the course, you are eligible to continue with On-Going and Mastery Scene Study Acting Classes. We also offer Elective Classes in many locations that do not require the Foundations Course as a prerequisite.
Learn from the best of the best acting coaches and teachers. At AMAW Sydney, our acting teachers are devoted to elevating actor training and developing an array of acting classes. Take classes given by Jo Briant, Michael Cullen, Amy Kersey, Kristy Hocking, Georgina Symes, Ben Mathews and Zeke Simat.
Are you ready to get started with AMAW in Sydney? Take the leap and send a contact form today!
Interested in seeing how we work? Come and attend one of our classes. There is no fee to attend the audit.
Interested in what Tony has to say? Check out the entire library of Tony’s video lessons online.