With Kristine Landon-Smith and Fabio Motta

Finding freedom in your acting through play and clowning.

8th - 10th April 2019

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Looking for a new way to find more fun and pleasure in your acting work?

Want to make bolder choices and take bigger risks on stage?

Or simply bring more of your authentic self to your role?

Then this is the workshop for you!

This three day masterclass aims to explore how pleasure, play and theatrical clown training can become an integral part of your work as an actor. Embrace your curiosity, chaos and fears on stage, stimulate your imagination, bring more focus and pleasure to objectives and actions in a scene, and ultimately find the fun and joy in the very serious business of acting!

Games for the theatre have become an integral component in most theatre training establishments throughout the world, used not only in the rehearsal process but also as a way of preparing the actor to be creative. "Le jeu" (the French word for the game) sets out to let our participants discover the fun of being an actor and the pleasure of being onstage in front of an audience. This workshop puts "le jeu" at the centre of the actor's training.

No previous clown training required. This class is open to all who are curious to play and explore, from actors, to directors and all creatives.

WHEN: Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th of April. From 10am to 5.30pm.

WHERE: This workshop will be held at Siteworks: 33 Saxon St. Brunswick - Melbourne.

COST: $550 or $500 early bird if you booked before May 8th.

To apply or for any further information email:

About the teachers:


Kristine Landon-Smith is a theatre practitioner and educator. She has recently returned to the UK after a three year posting as Senior Lecturer in Acting at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Australia. She joined the institution in 2013, after more than 22 years as a Founder member and Artistic Director of Tamasha, one of Britain's leading middle scale touring companies specialising in artist training, new writing and intracultural theatre practice. Prior to founding Tamasha, Kristine was a Senior Producer for BBC Radio Drama. She currently freelances as a teacher and director in the UK and Australia.

Her practice encourages the actor to “play” well and at all times (with or without text), while nurturing the individual personality and spirit of the performer. Working closely with the actor’s cultural context and language in particular plays a large part in her practice.

Kristine has been hugely influenced by her former tutor and mentor, the French master of clown and bouffon Philippe Gaulier, and has frequently taught on the Greek Tragedy, Chekhov and Shakespeare courses at his Paris-based institute, L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier.


Fabio Motta is an actor and clown who had the fortune of performing and devising theatre in Australia, Italy and the United states. Most recently he played Judge Brack in Hotel Now's adaptation of Hedda Gabler: 'Her father's daughter' at the Stonnigton City Council. He also played Benedick in Melbourne's Shakespeare's Company production of Much Ado. Other notable credits include; Three Sisters (New York Theatre Workshop), My Uncle Chekhov directed by Aleksey Burago (West End Theatre) and Pal Joey directed by Robert McQueen (HB Studios). He has toured Australia with Polka Theatre’s ‘Charlie and Lola Best Bestest play’ and Extremely New Play performing at the Sydney Opera House. He was a conservatory company member at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Garrison, New York) performing in repertory in; Measure for Measure, As you like it and the devised clown show So Please You. His TV and film work includes Carla Cametti PD, Canal Road, Ronny Chang International student, Utopia season 4 and Hating Alison Ashley. He trained at the Accademia Teatrale Veneta (Italy) in Commedia Dell'Arte, at HB studio in New York, 16th Street Actors Studio and with clown master Philippe Gaulier.

Fabio teaches clowning, commedia dell'arte, theatre as play (Le Jeu) and is in the process of finalising his certification in Fitzmaurice Voicework . He apprenticed and taught under Zack Fines at New York University Tisch School of the Arts in Clowning and Games. He has ran workshops at NYU, HB studio, the Ume Group (Physical Theatre Ensemble New York) and in Melbourne in the Clowning Workshop, 16th Street Acting Studio and St. Martin’s Youth Theatre.