Despite being the launching pad of many successful actors, the school is equally committed to teaching recreational drama classes to the community at large. No experience is necessary and there are dedicated classes for children, teenagers and adults.
One particular highlight is the upcoming first term of Adult courses, which will result in a series of performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. You don't require any previous experience to join this class; the focus is on personal best.
Importantly this class is not about stand up comedy, rather you will be given humorous scenes from a wide variety of plays. Some of the comedy will be light in nature, and some scenes will involve black comedy and satire.
As the classes progress students will learn improvisation techniques, voice projection and performance skills and character development and instead of than doing one long play (with large and small roles), students will perform a series of short scenes, giving everyone more or less an equal amount of time on stage.
This series of classes can be attended by absolutely anyone and is perfect for those who wish to build their self-confidence, learn how to effectively captivate an audience, increase their creativity and more, all whilst meeting new like-minded people.
It is ideal for aspiring actors, as well as those who have no intention of leaving their day job, and simply want to have fun!
Past students have come from a wide range of backgrounds, including doctors, lawyers, plumbers, homemakers, IT workers, posties, students, tradies, marketing managers and engineers and despite differences in age and profession everyone comes together on an equal playing field, in a supportive environment, where lifelong friendships are often formed.
This unique performing arts course has run for several years and is extremely popular. So, whatever your reason, or level of experience, come along and join in the fun and take part in the annual Melbourne Comedy Festival.
The course will run on selected dates from February to April 2016 at Persil, The Margaret Little Memorial School Senior Campus, 26 Sackville St Kew and NOW Council Street Studio, 3 Council Street, Clifton Hill.
The fee to participate in the adult weekly class program is $651 (including GST); bookings can be made via the Drama with a Difference website - click here to make a booking. Once the booking is confirmed, payment will then be required.
For more information on the course structure, please visit the Drama with a Difference website or contact 0407 091 591.