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Match Fit with Iain Sinclair

Actors who find the engine of a scene find their dignity through purpose, they find courage because of desire, they are liberated from doubt through discipline, they become psychologically resilient through catharsis and they step into substance through the ancient ceremony of fighting for what is important.”  – Iain Sinclair, Head of Acting


The Match Fit 4-week course will focus on training in redirection with floor-work and adjustments.

This class will also familiarise experienced actors with the widest range of preparation and interpretation needed to hold your own and keep your dignity in professional redirection.

Match Fit is designed to give an actor maximum levels of fitness in redirection and adjustments from a director in a professional context. The class will begin by teaching strategies for extracting the most live and varied choices possible from any given text. You will then proceed to test that range of choices on the floor until the most impressive and empowering possibilities emerge.

You will explore the most effective processes for research, preparation and demonstration and also take a look at a variety of directing styles out there in the industry right now.

Stay match fit. Never get caught off guard again.

Places are limited. Wait lists may apply.



“I have been in numerous rehearsal rooms with Iain over the last 20 years and he inspires actors to front up with fire in their bellies. The work is honest and cuts through all the muck that gets in the way of the actor and the text in order to serve the writer. I was lucky enough to be part of ‘Our Town’ for the Sydney Theatre Company, and ‘Killer Joe’ for Company B, Belvoir St Theatre, where Iain ran the rehearsal room with passion, humour and fierce intelligence. Affectionately known as the ‘actor whisperer’, this director is not afraid of actors.

Working with Iain requires courage and a willingness to play in the shadowlands. He is not interested in vanity or artifice, only truth. The truth is what touches people. So learn from the best.” – Anita Hegh, AACTA Award winner