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Want to read or perform your work in public but need a confidence boost and some techniques to help your work shine?

Next Stage will develop acting skills with a specific focus on presentation and performance to assist you to share your work. The workshop emphasises the basic elements of the craft of acting using an array of systems and techniques, scene study, and the work you create as starting points. No prior experience or knowledge is assumed. The program brings everyone to the same level very quickly, beginning with the fundamentals while also filling in any gaps in experience and understanding.


Participants will:

  • Develop skills and confidence to read and perform your written work to a live audience
  • Be introduced to key acting techniques to improve your presentation skills
  • Connect with like-minded writers and performers, with the opportunity to develop future outcomes to perform and present your work.


This workshop is presented by the Writers SA No Limits: Young Regional Writers program and is aimed at Limestone Coast writers aged 30 and under, however writers of all ages are welcome to attend.



About Jamie Harding

Jamie Harding is a professional actor, comedian, producer and director appearing in television, theatre and radio, nationally and internationally and has featured in many of Australia’s major performing arts Festivals. He won the Best Actor award for his role of “Cripple Billy” in STC’s production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” as one of his many awards and stage credits. His television credits include acting opposite Victoria Thaine, Rachel Ward, & Gary Sweet in ABC series “Rain Shadow”, “Simmo” in McLeod’s Daughters, opposite David Field in Foxtel’s “Changed Forever” Telemovie and won Best Actor at the South Australian Screen Awards for the film “Sacrifice.” He has performed in many internationally acclaimed comedy clubs & out chased the notorious Chaser boys from ABC hilarious television show “The Chaser’s War on Everything”.


WSA Member $130 / Non-member $205

No Limits (regional writers aged 30 and under) $20

No Limits workshops are heavily subsidised for regional writers aged 25 and under. If the fee is still a barrier please email [email protected] for the No Limits 50% off or 100% off code to enable you to participate. 


Venue: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier


—All staff, speakers, and attendees of in-person events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or hold a current medical exemption, in order to attend; and must comply with any precautionary measures Writers SA puts in place. We may request proof of your vaccination status or medical exemption upon entry. See our full policy here.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in or access the No Limits code, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.

—Our Youth Membership category also includes a subscription to Voiceworks. Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. Join here.

  • Starts: February 19th, 2022 9:30 AM
  • Finishes: February 19th, 2022 4:00 PM

Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on January 18th, 2022 8:00 AM