2023 Acting for Beginners course

Jeffrey Bryant Jones will be teaching an ‘Acting for Beginners’ course at Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on Fridays from 1pm-4pm next year. The first term will run from February 3-March 24 followed by a second term from May 5-June 23.

‘Acting for Beginners’ will feature Jeffrey's acting technique which has been influenced by the work of Stanislavski, Strasberg, Demidov and Hagen.

Students will explore the elements of play, improvisations, voice, movement, storytelling and characterisation. The course will culminate in a Showcase of scenes and monologues to be presented in Maldon in July.

Essentially, the course aims to provide a safe space for participants (aged 18+) to increase their self-confidence, self-esteem and social connections.

It will be one of several MNC courses in 2023 to be funded by the State Government’s Adult Community and Further Education Board, which aims to assist local people learn new skills and broaden their employment options.

The course is aimed at beginners but will also be suitable for experienced actors who want to do a refresher.

The cost of each eight-week term is $60 concession/$80 full; numbers are limited to eight students per term.

Enrolments are now open. For details, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre via email info@maldonnc.org.au or phone 5475 2093. Please email Jeffrey at hoboplayhouse@yahoo.com for further details about the content of the course.

Private tuition available 

In 2023, Jeffrey Bryant Jones will be accepting a limited number of students for private tuition.

Perhaps you are working on a monologue or scene for an audition or want to hone your acting skills.

Lessons can be held online via zoom or in person in Central Victoria.

For further details, call Jeffrey on 0457 843 551 or email hoboplayhouse@yahoo.com

What students are saying about the course ...

"What I wanted out of the course was to develop more self confidence and have some adventurous fun. Your calm guidance gave me all that and more. 

Personally I feel braver. You provided a safe place to be silly and spontaneous and I thoroughly enjoyed the process of learning my monologue. I’m glad that was the one you selected for me. It still gives me goosebumps."

"Your acting course has given me more confidence in my ability to act, in fact, since doing your course, I am no longer pretending whilst on stage but I feel I am actually acting. Further, I feel this confidence has fallen into my daily life."

"The course has helped me grow in confidence and belief in myself. It’s made me happy and helped me make new friends. If there’s another one I’d love to do it! Thank you for being a fun and engaging teacher."

"The Hobo Playhouse method acting courses have had a significant impact on my acting career and also my mental health. The classes allow me to develop my acting ability in a way that best suited my needs ... the classes were also a great outlet that helped me channel emotions for a useful purpose, which was a particular highlight for me."