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PROFESSIONAL ACTOR TRAINING COURSES IN MELBOURNE
The National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne is Victoria’s longest-established actor-training institution, and one of the leading acting schools in Australia. Based in its own purpose-built facilities in St Kilda, the school offers a range of full time and part time acting courses to help people with a range of backgrounds, ages and abilities develop their skills in stage performance, and in acting for film and
This includes a nationally-accredited professional training course, the full time acting course Advanced Diploma of Acting and a part-time professional preparation program, as well as a range of recreational programs for both adults and children.
As well as a professional actor training component, our drama courses also include development of related skills including directing, producing, design and
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NATIONAL THEATRE DRAMA SCHOOL AMBASSADOR – RICHARD CAWTHORNE
Awarded the 2012 AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama for his performance in KILLING TIME, Richard Cawthorne has worked consistently in television, stage and film.
Richard’s television credits include BIKIE WARS: BROTHERS IN ARMS, THE STRAITS, EAST WEST 101, CANAL ROAD, EAST OF EVERYTHING, RUSH, CITY HOMICIDE, THE PACIFIC, HALIFAX FP, STINGERS, BLUE HEELERS, EUGENIE SANDLER P.I, UNDERBELLY: SQUIZZY, FAT TONY & CO, and most recently CATCHING MILAT for the Seven Network.
On the big screen, Richard has appeared in 10 TERRORISTS, NOISE and RAZOR EATERS, for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Shriekfest Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Richard is a member of Melbourne’s ensemble based Red Stitch Actors Theatre.
Ken Boucher – Director
Ken began his professional career as a producer in the ABC Radio Drama & Features Department in the early 1970’s. After graduating from the NIDA Director’s Course in 1978 he then worked for over ten years as a freelance director, designer and