Mulholland Academy

Short Play to Performance with Act Technique


Short Play/Rehearsal/Production Workshop

“There comes a time when actors have to stand and deliver, they must put themselves to the test; to grow, finally, you must perform for an audience.”

Advanced technique work will continue during this cycle; actors will engage in a process whereby they are expected to vigorously and specifically pursue and then “justify” acting choices with exercises and presentation text. Via assigned text, a practical framework for the actors approach to script analysis will be followed. An active examination of the “given circumstances “ of the text is always a primary objective. Short published plays will be assigned, re-hearsed, and then fina lly, performed for an audience for two nights.

Each week, after technique exercises, actors will move on to scheduled individual rehearsals during the late afternoons for they assigned short plays.

Actors are expected to commit to some rehearsal with their assigned partners in their private time.

Final Performances of the Short Plays for an invited audience will be held in the final week of the semester.

Actors must have completed the “Scene Study to Performance with Act technique” (September to late October 2020), or, as this is a class with emphasis on play production, you must have some previous actor training to join this class.

There will be a maximum of 8 students admitted to this class. Please submit a resume and a brief letter of intent if you wish to be considered to for this class.


SOLD OUT. All seats taken.

This is an advanced class.

Workshop dates: Please note the dates!

First class will be on Saturday, April 3rd
Sundays,  April 11th – May 23rd 2021 at 2 – 7pm.
Sunday 30th May Dress Rehearsal of the Short Plays.
Saturday June 5th- Brief Graduation Event/Performance.
Sunday June 6th – Performance.

8 students maximum.

Fee: € 850.

Teacher: Alex Murphy


This class will be taught by Alex Murphy. As an actor, Alex has performed in film and television in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in over 40 plays in the US, Europe, and Asia – much of his work in the Off-Off Broadway circuit in New York City. Alex is a lifetime member of New York City’s prestigious ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE. Alex held the post of Senior Mentor during a near 10 year tenure for the full-time act program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Asia. He also developed and implemented this program in Belgium, at IAFT Antwerp. He has guest lectured at Film Act Paris in France, FAAAM, here in Amsterdam, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Hakuna Academy in Antwerp, The UP Film Institute at University of the Philippines in Manila, and, as a Featured Lecturer at the And/Action Festival in Steinkjer, Norway for three seasons.

Alex has taught at Mulholland Academy for several years and has served as the Academy’s Program designer, One-year Diploma Course Coordinator, and as Creative Director. Read more about Alex Murphy.