This December, the September ’17 Advanced Acting for Film cohort wrapped up their semester — and 2017 — with a Mid Year Performance Showcase. Directed by Acting Lecturer Stuart Lumsden, the students showed off both their classical training and their comedic chops with “Comedic Shakespeare.”
“Comedic Shakespeare” focused more on the humor than the tragedy of Shakespeare’s work — a lighthearted but energetic exhibition that allowed the Acting students to let loose but also show off their wittier, sillier side — which many thespians find even more difficult than dramatic acting.
Using twisted takes on Shakespearean classics, the students had the audience roaring with laughter from start to finish. Performed at the Southport Campus creative space — an intimate setting — friends and family were able to catch every detail of the play up close and revel in jokes both subtle and broad.
Acting Coordinator Louise Lee-Mei said of the showcase, “Congratulations for such a well-rehearsed show! They demonstrated a great range of character types and genres and handled the scenes very well for their first live performance.” Mei continued, “The team are proud of their diligence and professionalism in creating such an entertaining production.”
The showcase earned a well-received, warm response from the faculty and crowd that served as a testament to the hard work and dedication the students showed throughout the last semester. New York Film Academy Australia Advanced Acting for Film Diploma students receive vigorous training from day one to prepare them for a tough but rewarding industry, with hands-on training both in front of and behind the camera. Courses on their schedule include Acting Techniques, Voice and Speech, The Business of Acting, Film and Video Production, among others. More information on programs offered by New York Film Academy Gold Coast can be found here.
“Comedic Shakespeare” was the perfect outlet to finish the semester. The New York Film Academy congratulates the September ’17 Advanced Acting for Film students and thanks them for the high-brow laughs!
Mid-Year Acting Showcase Wraps Up 2017 for New York Film Academy Gold Coast