“Everything I’m teaching you about acting has one aim only: to fire you up emotionally and behaviorally so you can give a vivid, involving, and memorable performance.” – Larry Moss
For 7 years, Larry Moss has inspired and challenged hundreds of Australian actors in his Masterclasses to be courageous in their craft, to fall in love with writers and creatively pursue the “INTENT TO LIVE”.
Larry Moss teaches with generosity, passion and a fierce commitment to actors, inspiring them to rise to the occasion and instilling solid technique that reveals the very truth of the play.
Each day we will explore the finest of a new generation of playwrights as well as the celebrated plays of the past through Larry’s renowned Advanced Scene Study work. And, for the first time, Larry will also go beyond the Scene Study as a number of participants will work on material from the very best of Broadway Musicals.
16th Street is thrilled to welcome one of the world’s most acclaimed acting coaches back to Australia in April 2019 with Masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne – as well as Brisbane, once again in association with The Factory.
Larry has been fortunate in his life to work with some of the finest artists in the theatre and film and ‘they have taught me and continue to teach me that art is about choice’ – Larry Moss
The 4-Day Larry Moss Masterclass
In each of the Masterclasses, Larry will work with the actors to break down and explore the relationships to all persons, places, objects and events that the writer gives us; a deep exploration of the world of the text – be that of a play or a musical.
In this process of rehearsal, you will begin to discover choices for your character that ignite the story in the richest possible way.
Larry’s work asks the actor to make the dangerous choice in pursuit of the deepest truth.
CELEBRATED PLAYS: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC
Hilary Swank. Leonardo DiCaprio. Juliette Binoche. Tobey Maguire – all acclaimed and celebrated for their powerful work. All coached by Larry Moss.
In this Advanced Scene Study component, Masterclass actors will discover the joy and freedom that is possible when they are in service of something bigger than themselves – the play.
Learning how to interpret and inhabit a scene illuminates the story and is the basis for Larry’s approach to acting. Beginning with an actor’s physical life on stage, Larry helps the actor to reveal the depth of emotional meaning and importance of the character’s need in the text and encourages the actor to commit fully to their choices. This focus on story, personalisation and imagination gives actors a rich resource to access and a focus that allows the performer to reach their potential.
Larry’s breadth of experience as a teacher and director is second to none and actors under his tutelage develop richness in their work, deepening their approach to the craft
I am looking forward to my time in Australia. I am always moved by the immense desire I see in you and the sense of community that is so supportive and inspiring – Larry Moss
THE BEST OF BROADWAY
Sutton Foster. Darren Criss. Hugh Jackman. Megan Mullally. Mandy Patinkin. Nathan Lane. Jane Krakowski. Neil Patrick Harris. Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Laura Benanti, and the list goes on – fine actors who are renowned and awarded across film, television and Broadway musical.
In this Musical Theatre component, Masterclass Musical Theatre actors will explore the magic and possibility when a character begins to sing, deeply connecting with the passion of the scene.
Great works of fine Art, orchestras, Ballet, fashion, novels and voices have the power to transport us to other realms, other times and other journeys through life. Larry’s work with the Best of Broadway Masterclass actors will explore the form of storytelling unique to musical theatre which combines the power of theatrical disciplines: song, story and movement. In the same way that Larry approaches his Advanced Scene Study work with plays, he will lead each actor to the truth of their character, and on a discovery of the hero’s journey – all through the medium of the Broadway musical.
Immerse yourself in the universal language of musical theatre, learning to listen to the lyrics separate from the melody and discover how they support each other to deepen the character’s journey. Develop the kind of craft that balances sensitivity, nuance and rigour with an understanding of how they work together to create investment in both story and characters.
“To live in music is a gift from God” – Stephen Sondheim
About the Masterclasses
In Melbourne and Sydney 32 places will be allocated in each Masterclass for actors to work on scenes from acclaimed plays OR scenes and songs from celebrated musicals – all of which will be chosen by Larry for the participants selected. Larry has a passion for great writing and believes it is only with the best material that an actor can reach their artistic potential.
Participants are carefully paired and allocated a scene, or scene and song. As a Participant, you will be provided with a copy of Larry’s book, The Intent to Live, to read before beginning a thorough rehearsal process.
Applications are open for working in either the Celebrated Plays or Best of Broadway components of Larry Moss’ seventh tour of Australia, challenging and inspiring Australia’s finest actors over 4 days of an electric, moving and challenging Masterclass.
Larry’s breadth of experience as a teacher and director is second to none and actors under his tutelage develop richness in their work, deepening their approach to the craft. This Masterclass will ensure a dynamic experience for participants and auditors alike.
Auditing is not simply an act of watching performers work with Larry, but rather an active process in which fellow actors thoroughly experience and learn Larry’s approach to working through observation and analysis.
We encourage all auditors to read Larry’s book, The Intent to Live, prior to the Masterclass in order to have a solid understanding of the process and enhance their overall learning experience.
To book Auditing Tickets in either Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane please click on the below links or the links in the Auditing Section of this page.
Single Day Audit Ticket – $130
4-Day Discount Audit Ticket – $470
” Working with Larry is thrilling, challenging, inspiring, occasionally frustrating, endlessly interesting, and always exhilarating.”
– Tobey Maguire, Actor
Larry Moss taught at The Juilliard School and Circle in the Square in New York City before moving to Los Angeles and opening The Larry Moss Studio. Larry has directed numerous plays and coached many award-winning actors including Helen Hunt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank, Tobey Maguire and Jim Carrey.
Larry’s training with legendary teachers Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner informs his ability to unleash the actor’s imagination. His time with actors yields powerful, authentic work and has resulted in many career-changing performances. Larry has the ability to connect actors to themselves and the characters they play by taking them into the world of the writer, with a passionate commitment to telling the story.
Larry’s incredible ability to identify the given circumstances of the play and the world a character inhabits allows him to guide actors in revealing the meaning of a play or lyric. Through this, he illuminates the structure, language and technical craft required to meet these demands with a focus on power. Larry places great importance on the actors vocal, physical, psychological and emotional expression.
Larry is currently in development to direct a film about the life of multi-Academy Award nominee Montgomery Clift, one of the founding members of The Actors Studio and key proponent of the Method.
Showcast + 16th Street: Participant Scholarships
In association with 16th Street Actors Studio, Showcast is very generously offering 3 Scholarships for Showcast members to participate in the Larry Moss Masterclass East Coast Tour.
One place in 2019 will be offered in each city, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
16th Street Actors Studio would like to thank Showcast for their incredible support of and commitment to actors in this country.
Click Here for more information about the Participant Scholarships and to Apply
16th Street Artistic Director Kim Krejus interviews Larry Moss