mcElizabeth Kemp Masterclass Australia

Elizabeth Kemp Masterclass Australia

“I’ve known Elizabeth Kemp for many years. Students come away truly inspired and transformed.” 

– Ellen Burstyn, Academy Award Winner

Elizabeth’s ability to embrace the human condition and lead actors into the deep and hidden parts of themselves makes her a guide of the human spirit. Actors are profoundly changed from having worked with her.

An Introduction to Elizabeth Kemp and her work


The Character Dream Masterclass

This immersive 6-day Masterclass will take actors on a sacred journey from the birth of a character through to performance. Elizabeth’s Dreamwork introduces actors to the language of the soul, the very essence of their creativity. Discovering and exploring the fusion between themselves and the characters they play and ultimately, transforming.

“Elizabeth Kemp’s talent and dedication to the actor is profound.

 I discovered new layers to ‘being open’ and arrived at a deeper place within my work. 

In her Masterclass I was able to explore my own willingness and energetic capacity to delve deeper into the life of the character. This unleashed a new confidence, a new discipline and a new sense of grace in the approach to my work.  As actors we must work hard, we must give up distraction and judgement, but we must also tread delicately as we delve into our lives, our history banks and our imaginations whilst honouring and channelling the lives of our characters.

I believe Elizabeth is one of the best and most brilliant artistic leaders on the planet today.”

– Olivia Solomons, Graduate of 16th Street’s Full Time Program

Building on an extension of the character work developed at The Actors Studio, Elizabeth Kemp has created a unique Masterclass using interpretations of dreams through the theories of Carl Jung. The Character Dream Masterclass allows the actor to explore and discover the character’s ‘Shadow’ and ‘Tragic Flaw’, and through this process bring the character to the light.

PERTH: July 5th – 10th

MELBOURNE: July 17th – 22nd

16th Street is proud to be in association with The Actors Hub for the Perth Masterclass


Selection is by online application including a headshot, CV and link to showreel/filmed work.


Bradley Cooper on working with Elizabeth Kemp


Each artist will choose a character on whom they will do research from childhood into the adult years; actors are expected to choose a character they feel they must do. This is a character that, in some way, you intuit will be transformative, especially now at this time in your life. The character can be literary, mythological, fictional, historical or ancestral. This process, that will be experienced in the Masterclass, has been developed by Elizabeth over 20 years from classes she has taught worldwide in such cities as Warsaw, Berlin, Athens, Rome, Paris, New York, Stockholm and Brussels.

The Masterclass is Method based ~ the work brought to us by Constantin Stanislavski, then Lee Strasberg and into The Actors Studio, infused with exercises inspired by the dream work of Carl Jung. The work is deep, and integrated with imagery used from your own subconscious ~ symbols of your dreams.

Elizabeth is one of the single most inspiring, transformative, present human beings I have had the great fortune of working with.

Her generosity, fierceness, open heart, passion and dedication to the craft and to humanity is profound – she is at once both a master of the craft and a liberator of the human soul.

– Cody Fern- Warhorse, Heath Ledger Scholarship recipient 

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kemp was one of the youngest members to be admitted to The Actors Studio and has been a member of since 1975. In her career she has been fortunate to learn from many masters including Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Arthur Penn and Ellen Burstyn. She is currently Co Artistic Director and is on the Board of Directors of The Actors Studio in New York. Elizabeth is proud to be the Chair of The Acting Department at The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Having studied the work of Jung for many years, she has taken courses at The Carl Jung Institute in New York City as well as working privately with Jungian mentors Bernard McDonnell and Morgan Stebbins. Elizabeth has coached many Academy Award and Cesar Award winning actors.

16th Street is proud to call Elizabeth our Artistic Associate.

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