Acting workshops have a long history. One of the first actors is believed to be an ancient Greek called Thespis of Icaria. In those days, they had what was called dithyrambic choruses. Thespis was part of one of these choruses, when he suddenly stepped out of the chorus and spoke to the astonished crowd as a separate character. Before Thespis did this, the whole group would say something like: Caesar said this or Caesar said that. It was nothing more than a group of narrators telling a story together. However, when Thespis stepped away from the chorus and went from narrating to speaking the part, it opened a whole world of acting.

Acting requires a wide range of skills and therefore very few people can act without proper instruction. That is why acting workshops have become an integral part of the drama world. During acting workshops a whole range of skills are taught, like vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expressivity and the ability to interpret drama. Since acting also often demands an ability to employ dialects, accents and body language, our acting workshop in Sydney that will teach you to speak in an American dialect, is one of the most popular. But we will also teach you improvisation, observation and emulation, mime and stage combat. We teach all these during our different acting workshops in Sydney. Many actors train at length to develop these skills, and today the vast majority of professional actors have undergone extensive training during different acting workshops.

Even though an actor may have years of training, they always strive to refine their craft; they use acting workshops to stay up to date in an ever-changing cinematic and theatrical world. This is why you will see even very well-known actors still attending acting workshops. Even here at Point Break Drama in Sydney you will see many well-known actors attending our acting workshops. They attend our acting workshops to refine monologue techniques, audition techniques, and partner work. Acting workshops started with Thespis’ first act of acting but are still seen today as an integral part of the development of every actor.