In the Company of Actors

From a rehearsal room in Sydney through to opening night in New York, a company of actors reveals the magic and struggle of creating theatre.

An ensemble of some of the world’s finest actors, including Cate Blanchett (Babel, The Aviator) and Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix), prepare to perform the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Hedda Gabler at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. With opening night just five weeks away, the pressure is on.

In raw and intimate detail, the documentary goes behind the curtains to observe the actors immersed in the creative process, revealing that presenting a seemingly effortless performance is a complex, detailed, technical and exhaustive process.

Level: middle and senior secondary students
KLA: English, Literature, Drama, Theatre Studies and Performance, Media and Film Studies
Level: Tertiary students studying acting and/or Theatre Studies.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2007
Duration: 
75 mins
Series Episode
Standard $110
Schools $88
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