Acting with Text

with Jenny Lovell

Acting with Text will grow and improve the acting skills of the improvisor through playing scenes from classic contemporary plays such as Chekhov, Brecht and Pinter to name a few. 

Students will learn:

  • Playing an intention: action and objective
  • Being changed by what is said to you
  • Understanding your body in space on stage
  • Use of stage space
  • Awareness of vocal projection
  • Emotional connection
  • Character development

With a limited class size of 6 students, this course is designed to give each person an active and intensive experience. Students will work in pairs on a scene selected by course instructor. Attendance at all 3 classes is mandatory.

Note: this course will require students to do work at home such as memorisation.

Prerequisites: Completion of our core courses (SpontaneityNarrative TechniqueCharacter Scene Work).

Questions? Contact our workshop co-ordinator Katherine.

Age requirement: 18 and over. Please see our Impro in Schools programs for anyone under 18.

Workshop Details

Dates & Times

February 21 – March 7, 2019
Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Course of 3 classes



Prices in AUD, GST included


The Courthouse Hotel
86-90 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Starting in Sydney in 1990, Jenny now teaches improvisation with Impro Melbourne in both our public workshops and schools programs. She is a teacher of Shakespeare, voice and audition technique with the VCA and teaches and directs in the Diploma of Theatre Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic. She also teaches voice and presentation technique for the corporate sector. Jenny loves to explore genre work and teaches improvisation in the style of Shakespeare, Austen, Poe and Dickens. As well as improvisation teaching, Jenny regularly teaches acting, voice and movement at the VCA and Melbourne Polytechnic.

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