Work the scene with Julia Grace


Work the scene with acting coach Julia Grace

Fuel your impulsivity and strengthen your specificity with in-demand acting coach Julia Grace. Across 4 weeks, explore scene work through the Meisner lens – honouring the text, your scene partner and your impulses. 

“Julia brought so much fun energy into the room every night and made each session really memorable. I loved how much content we got through in the 6 weeks. I definitely, feel that I have skills that I can use in my work going forward, and feel this course has made me a better actor already. Want to do it all again!”

Amy Morton, two-times Tony Award Nominee (August: Osage County & Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Steppenwolf Theatre Co. Core Ensemble, says “Julia Grace is absolutely one of the best teachers I have ever seen. If you are lucky enough to get into her class you are going to have the time of your life.” 


Course learnings

‘When you deeply connect through listening, your body becomes available and present, and you cease to judge.’

  • The difference between ‘performing’ and authentic acting.
  • Respond spontaneously and be truly present with your scene partner.
  • How to navigate impulses and behaviour under direction.
  • Fuelling your imagination and specificity muscle.
  • How to connect with your given circumstances from an authentic place.

Julia Grace

Julia Grace has been working as an actor, teacher and director’s consultant in Australia, New Zealand and the US for over fifteen years. She has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from the VCA. She is also a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and is the only Australian to have been mentored by members of Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago in their training methodologies. In 2017, she won the 16th Street Foundation’s Teaching Scholarship to continue honing her teaching craft in the US. She is currently a core teacher at 16th Street Actor’s Studio in Melbourne and also teaches seasonally at the VCA Film & TV School. She has performed for, The Sydney International Arts Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, The Hayloft Project, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, Artefact Theatre Co and appeared in Offspring, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Love Me, and multiple commercials. Her show Turtle which she wrote and starred in was nominated for Best Performance at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival and her latest play Donor enjoyed two critically acclaimed seasons in 2022.

Course details

Our training connects actors with the world’s best. We offer professional training for talented beginners and dedicated professionals. If you’d like to discuss if this course is right for you, contact us today or click to learn more about the studio. 

All our courses and programs are for ages 18+, if you’re under 18 please look at our youth programs or email our admissions team for training opportunities.

This course has space for 12 ensemble members.