Mulholland Academy

Short Play to Performance with Act Technique

Short Play to Performance with Act Technique

Sunday November 8th to Sunday December 13th. 7 sessions.

There will be 5 hour class meetings each week. 1pm – 6pm

Final Performances of the short plays for an invited audience will be held on December 12th, and December 13th.

“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 in exercises and with presentation text. Via assigned text, a practical framework for the actors approach to script analysis will be introduced. An active examination of the “given circumstances “ of the text will be a primary objective. Short plays will be assigned before the class begins, rehearsed, and then presented for an audience.

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.                    

Actors must have completed the ‘Scene Study to Performance/w Act technique’ (September to late October), or, must have some previous actor training to join this class.

There will be a maximum of 10 students admitted to this class. Please submit a resume and a brief letter of intent to gain admittance to this class.


Workshop dates:
Sundays,  November 8th to Sunday December 13th.

7 sessions. There will be 5 hour class meetings each week. 
1pm – 6pm.

10 students maximum.

Fee: € 425.

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.