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ACTING CLASSES

Bayside Actors Studio brings professional classes to Bayside.
Learn what the industry is really about while having fun.

ABOUT US

Your Coach

Kate Whitbread

Producer

Kate Whitbread  

Kate Whitbread is a producer of feature films, television series, television commercials, live theatre and events. Her company KWFilms develops and produces content with a focus on female audiences worldwide.

Kate is thrilled to be Executive Producer on the play HAND TO GOD which sees her returning to the theatre where she started her career. Kate is a graduate of the National Theatre Drama School. She started life as an actor and she went on to produce and direct many varied theatre productions.Kate also taught for many years at The National Theatre under the helm of Joan Harris OAM.

For the stage Kate Co-produced 8 THE PLAY at her Majesty’s Theatre in support of marriage equality and also all women cast for 12 ANGRY MEN at the Alex Theatre St Kilda raising awareness for white ribbon. Kate has worked on many theatre productions including LIFE AND TIMES OF TIMOTHY CROSS, DAMAGED ANGEL, the life of Sinead O’Connor, AFTER DINNER, MONSTERS for the Victorian Arts Centre which she also co wrote.

Some of Kate’s feature film credits include THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn, AFI and IF award winning feature film THE CATERPILLAR WISH for Palace films, SURVIVING GEORGIA, producer/director with Shane Jacobson and Pia Miranda, and DEEPER THAN BLUE with Colin Friels, and NIGEL a family comedy. Kate has also produced a number of short films including OUT OF ORDER which she also directed. It won numerous awards worldwide.

Kate is currently producing the psychological Thriller feature film THE UNLIT Screenplay by Daren Markey, which she also directed. WOLF OF ROSTOV by George Viscas and MAXWELL by Sandra Sciberras. She is also developing for television BEFORE SUMMER an 8 part contempary thriller set on the Morning Peninsula, GIRLS IN THE STREET the moving 2 part story of the Australian artist Joy Hester and is currently Executive Producer on the Indi thriller LIFE ON EARTH, Kieran Kings debut feature film.

Kate is a member of Women in Film and TV Victoria and an advocate for White Ribbon Australia. Kate is also Industry Liaison and initiated the Screenwriters competition for the Lorne Film festival to encourage new writers. Kate is very passionate about teaching young actors the craft of acting and helping them cross into the professional arena.

Erica Chestnut

Tutor

Kate Whitbread  

Erica has a BA in Music Theatre Performance from BAPA and has been teaching circus, dance and acting to children (and adults!) for the last 20 years.

Her teaching ranges across countless training institutions – from Trinity Laban College/Melbourne University, to dance and performing arts schools, to the National Centre for Circus Arts in London, where she spent the last 7 years teaching circus and physical theatre to both the BTEC and Youth Circus students.

She currently teaches drama at That Dance Place, circus with Little Devils Circus and the Meisner Technique to professional actors for The Impulse Company.

Erica continues to work professionally as an actor and choreographer, having recently appeared in “Untitled, or the Seat of Narcissa” at La Mama for the Midsumma Festival.

Also a qualified Life Coach, Erica is passionate about the importance of building confidence and self esteem in our youth, providing a fun, safe space to explore creativity, self expression and have as much fun as possible. Erica is thrilled to be a part of The Bayside Actors Studio and hopes to instill respect for craft, understanding of self and a positive work ethic in all her students.

BOOK NOW FOR 2018 CLASSES - LIMITED SPACES

Call Kate: 0414 263 685

YOUR CLASSES

Class

Whether you are a young performer or an adult wanting to try something new, the classes are designed to develop self esteem and confidence. This is done in a fun and supportive environment with like minded people, guided by tutors who have experience both in front, and behind the camera.

You'll learn:

  • Performance techniques for camera
  • Audition techniques and tips
  • What to do when you “land the part”
  • Work with real scripts and cameras
  • Feel what it's like to work at a professional level

BOOK NOW FOR 2018 CLASSES - LIMITED SPACES

Call Kate: 0414 263 685

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CONTACT US

BOOK NOW FOR 2018 CLASSES - LIMITED SPACES

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Mobile: 0414 263 685
Email: kate@baysideactorsstudio.com.au
Social: https://www.facebook.com/BaysideActorsStudio

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