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Tuesday, January 15, 2019


The Durban Actors Studio offers a variety of classes and workshops:

Theatre Project:
If you are aged 17 – 25, have some experience in performance and want a challenge in working toward a staged production, then the Durban Actors Studio’s Theatre Project is for you!.

The Durban Actors Studio Theatre Project is a part-time, performance orientated training programme for young people, age 17 to 25, who want to can get a true taste of “real” world actor expectations. Each semester all students will work towards an in-studio production.

This is a specialised programme, and as such, it requires a higher level of commitment, dedication, time and responsibility from all students – do not join this programme if you are not sure if acting is for you, Impulse is our starter class for young adults new to the industry,  join this programme because you have a passion for acting and you want to learn how to act well!

Not only will Theatre Project students receive professional training in various styles of acting they will also receive VIP access to observe the KickstArt Theatre Productions,  KZN’s top professional theatre company, rehearsal and performance process. They will also be invited to perform at our annual showcase in front of talent agents, producers and local directors.

Students will also perform for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry professionals, as well as family and friends, in the year-end in studio showcase.

Rehearsals/classes take place once a week during the school term. Mondays, 18h00 to 20h30. Fees R2,000 per term. Fees can be paid per year, per semester or per term. NB: this course requires an annual commitment of time and finances, you cannot leave mid-year due to the production aspects.

Impulse – weekly acting class
Impulse is an acting class for ages 17 to adult which offers weekly training to continuously develop and expand acting technique, polish and refine skills. Places limited to 12 per class

“During our time together you will learn to understand the delivery of text and subtext, develop vocal control, improve articulation and learn how to respond vocally to the demands of a role,” says director Nicole Theunissen. “You will be taught how to perform with spontaneity and focus, develop an understanding of body language, posture and gesture, portray characters from different periods and genres as well as know how to use your performance space effectively.”

Selected students who excel in this class will be invited to perform for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry professionals at our year-end studio showcase.

Classes take place on a Wednesday as follows:
Term 1: From January 16 to March 6, 2019
Term 2: From April 10 to June 12 (no class May 1), 2019
Term 3: From July 24 to September 18, 2019
Term 4: From October 9 to December 4, 2019

Times: Wednesdays 11h00-12 noon, or Wednesdays 18h00-19h00 (you register to attend 1-time slot and cannot switch between classes due to group work). Fees R800 per term

The Studio takes a minimum of six students and close registration when 12 students per class is reached.

Those interested should complete an enquiry form at

TV/Film Acting Club
The TV/Film Acting Club is broken down into two ages groups, 10 to 15 and 16 to adult – this is a class with a difference. Places limited to 12 per class

“We approach this class by learning how to play on camera. We take this “play” approach to reduce the natural tension everyone has and develop camera confidence. We work with different actions and reactions, based on character, context and content, to see what works for you, the camera, the scene, the story. Our TV/Film Acting Club will keep you engaged and performing as much as possible; from cold reading, delivering sides, to getting the most out of your script and understanding/portraying subtext in a believable way. We record and view pieces in class so constructive feedback can be given by all” says Theunissen.

“Each term we enhance existing skills and develop new skills; as such, this is a continuous training programme and is designed for anyone, of every skill level. We grow together as a group of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to improving our craft on a part-time basis. Do not join if you think you will be a professional actor after 9 classes, that doesn’t happen. Even professionals attend regular training to sharpen their skills, I guess one could say that is why they are professional – the improvement of one’s skill set in our industry never stops!” she adds

At various times of the year, industry professionals are invited to attend and talk about “life on set“; the people students will be interacting with, the terminology used and the expectations the director and crew have of you, the actor.

Class Day, Time and Fees
16 to Adult – TV/Film Acting Club - R1,200 per term
Tuesdays 18h00 to 19h30
Term 1: January 15 – March 12, 2019
Term 2: April 9 – June 4, 2019
Term 3: July 16 – September 10, 2019
Term 4: October 8 – December 3, 2019

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If you are interested in any of the above, complete an enquiry form at

Durban Actors Studio is situated at 114 Intersite Avenue, Umgeni Business Park, Durban. For more information call 031 332 0173, WhatsApp 066 013 9880 or visit