Acting For The Stage – A Focus on Dramatic Technique


(the foundations)


We are thrilled to be continuing  the *Adelaide Theatre Academy’s new class dedicated to developing dramatic acting skills in 2019.


Acting for the Stage will be led by experienced, highly regarded professional actors with extensive training and teaching skills. Students will directly benefit from the skills and knowledge these teachers have gained working and training as professional dramatic actors.

This new course is a response to requests from current and potential students for classes which focus specifically on dramatic acting skills.

Acting For The Stage (the foundations) will introduce high-school aged students to the four fundamentals of acting:

  • Physical and vocal expression
  • Character development and interaction
  • Text analysis and learning
  • Collaboration and performance

At the end of Term 2, students will stage a series of scenes, poems and monologues for a live audience.

The Acting For The Stage class is currently based in Norwood, however, there are plans to extend the program to other locations later this year.


Venue:             79 Beulah Road, Norwood

Time:                Thursdays @ 4.30pm to 6.00pm

Cost:                $240 per term

(A special discount price of $180 applies for students attending more than one Adelaide Theatre Academy or Theatre Bugs class.)

(An Adelaide Theatre Academy polo shirt is included with the first enrolment for this class)


Enrolments are now open. Call (08) 8332 1228 to make a booking.


Introducing our Acting For The Stage Teacher.




Brant Eustice is an award winning actor and director with over 35 years experience in theatre. He has worked for the ABC as a voice actor in Dramas, Documentaries and reading poems, including the New York Festivals Radio Awards Silver Medal winner Encounter: Still Glides the Stream.

He has worked professionally on and off the stage and as a writer with companies including the Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Slingsby and Junction Theatre. He is a founding board member of Red Phoenix Theatre.

Brant has received three individual Adelaide Critics Circle awards for both acting and directing. He has performed in several productions which have been both nominated for and have won Adelaide Theatre Guide awards.

Brant trained with Bunyip Children’s’ Theatre, with Frank Ford at SACSA and Myk Mykyta at UNISA. Brant taught Drama at Marryatville High School for over eight years. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Drama) and a Bachelor of Education (Drama and English).


Professional acting credits include:

God of Carnage (Michael) – State Theatre Company SA

Lion Pig Lion (Sidney) – State Theatre Company SA

Merchant of Venice (Bassanio) – State Theatre Company SA

Hamlet (Hamlet) – Allied Artists

Carrying Light (Raphael) – State Theatre Company SA

Macbeth (Witch) – State Theatre Company SA

Dark Paths (Nick) Rawkus Theatre

Six Characters in Search of an Author (Son) – State Theatre Company SA

Sex Diary of an Infidel (Tony) State Theatre Company SA

The Removalists (Ross) Sydney Theatre Company and STCSA


Theatre Reviews:

“…the outstanding performance of Brant Eustice as Hamlet. His embodiment of the tragedy-fraught Prince of Denmark is one of consummate understanding and he delivers both glorious lunacy and heart rending pathos – with every nuance in between.” – (Hamlet) The Advertiser

“Michael [the character] gives the impression that he is detached and disinterested, but swings from an outward veneer of calm and reason to what he self-describes as a Neanderthal. Eustice traverses this range with ease, switching quickly from one aspect of Michael’s persona to another, one moment passing rum and cigars, the next discussing his youthful leadership of a gang. He conveys Michael’s multifaceted personality superbly in a rich performance.” – (God of Carnage) Glam Adelaide

“Brant Eustice is superb and brings a staggering complexity to John, from swaggering bravado to fetal curl.” – (Oleanna) The Advertiser


*Adelaide Theatre Academy includes all Theatre Bugs classes and productions which are for students of high-school age or above.




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