Dear Master Class Auditor
Thank you for booking in to audit the upcoming Master Class with Howard Fine. The attendance and contribution of auditors at the Master Class is invaluable and helps make the event the exceptional learning opportunity that it is.
The Melbourne Master Class 2019 will be held at the beginning of July, 2019.
Melbourne dates 2019
4 - 7 July
9:30am - 6:30pm (the class may finish earlier but will not go past 6:30pm)
We ask that you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early to ensure that we can make a prompt start.
The Melbourne Master Class will be hosted at our new studio;
Level 1, 7 Cozens Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT AT THE STUDIO
The Howard Fine Acting Studio is located at Level 1, 7 Cozens Street, Brunswick. It is no more than a five-minute walk from any of the various public transport options servicing the area including buses, trams and trains. Our closest train station is Moreland Station on the Upfield Line.
No. 6: Moreland to Glen Iris via Brunswick > City > Armadale. Disembark at stop 133: Moreland Station/Moreland Rd.
No.19: North Coburg to Flinders Street Station via Coburg > Brunswick > Parkville > City. Disembark at either Stop 27 (Brunswick Tram Depot/Sydney Rd) or Stop 28 (Moreland Rd/ Sydney Rd.
Bus: No. 501: Essendon to Ivanhoe via Brunswick > Northcote > Thornbury. Disembark at major stop 2: Moreland Station.
Train: Upfield Line. Disembark at Moreland Station.
Parking: Parking around HFAS is mostly free (please check signs carefully). There is free all day parking on Cameron Street, plus one and two hour parks on Cozens Street and the surrounding smaller streets. Parking on Sydney and Moreland Roads gets tricky because they are major roads and both service trams.
THE MASTER CLASS
During the Master Class Howard will workshop pre-prepared scenes with partnered participants. Each floor session lasts for roughly 50 minutes, in which time Howard will provide feedback, which the participants will apply as they rework their scenes and further explore the technique.
Between each floor session there will be an approximate 10-minute change over to allow participants time to set up the next scene and for auditors to have a quick break. There will also be a lunch break of roughly 45 minutes to an hour each day. If you arrive late, we ask that you please wait outside the theatre until there is a break/scene change.
Howard is also happy to answer your questions, and there is time dedicated for a Q & A at the end of each day.
WHAT TO BRING
Be sure to bring a notepad and pen to take notes during the workshop. Howard permits audio recording of his notes, feedback and direction but does not permit video recording of his tuition or of the actors as they work. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water.
WHAT YOU’LL BE SEEING - THE MASTER CLASS PLAYS LIST
Each pair of participants has been allocated a play by Howard. From this play, participants select a scene to rehearse using Howard’s book as a guide, and it is those scenes that you will be seeing at the Master Class. It is however recommended that auditors become familiar with the source material. We also highly recommend that auditors read Howard’s book, ‘Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft’, prior to the beginning of the Master Class in order to gain the most benefit.
PLACES TO EAT NEARBY
There are many great places to eat on nearby Sydney Road. We suggest you take a wander and explore the area. There’s plenty of affordable cafes, bakeries and eateries in the immediate vicinity offering a wide range of cuisines. There is also a very well stocked FoodWorks on Sydney Rd, specialising in Italian goods.
HOWARD FINE ACTING STUDIO AUSTRALIA COURSE BOOKINGS
During the Master Class, we’re pleased to be able to offer all attendees, participants and auditors alike, the chance to book in for future HFAS courses.
We will have copies of Howard’s book ‘Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft’ and Uta Hagen’s ‘A Challenge for the Actor’ available for purchase for $35 each. Please note that we will not have EFTPOS facilities available, so if you wish to purchase a book, please make sure you bring cash.
SHARE YOUR HIGHLIGHTS
We love to connect with actors and the HFAS community. If you'd like to share your highlights from the Master Class, be sure to 'check in' at The Studio via Facebook, follow us on social media (links below) and share using the hashtags: #HFMC, #HFMasterClass & #HFAS.
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to email the office or call if the matter is urgent.
We look forward to seeing you at the Master Class and wish you the best of luck with any upcoming audition, gigs or rehearsals.
The HFAS Team