Register now for Intensive Character/Scene Study with Acclaimed Serbian Director Aleksandar Lukac


Working alongside members of the Actors’ Repertory Company, this five-day intensive dives into the imaginative and psychological world of building your character beyond the bounds of the script. Through a unique European approach of script analysis, improvisation, and integration of personal experience, internationally acclaimed Serbian director Aleksander Lukac focuses on increasing a performer’s intensity and living with your character rather than “acting”.

The most exciting performances we’ve seen are when the actor doesn’t appear to be acting at all but rather living right on stage, responding to subtle impulses and to their fellow actors as if it were all second nature. This kind of performance requires an intensive process of character development using clues from the script to build an expansive and complex life, history and world for your character.

In this workshop with Mr. Lukac you will learn to dissect a script for character details, throw yourself into exploratory improvisations to expand and deepen the world of your character and intensify all of your impulses. Finally you will be able incorporate it all into an effortless performance in a scene allowing you to live instead of “act”. You will be working along side members of the Actors’ Repertory Company – A veteran company dedicated to bringing the best of international plays and styles to Toronto’s theatre community.

A rare opportunity to explore a European approach to theatre and character creation with the former Artistic Director of the National Theatre in Belgrade. Aleksander Lukac has directed around the world bringing his raw and impulsive style to everything from Shakespeare to contemporary creation pieces.

April 9th – 13th, 2013, Tues. – Thurs. 10am – 4pm, Fri., Sat. 10am – 6pm

$300 – 20% discount for Equity actors ($240)

Limited space available! Please submit your resume and a short paragraph of interest to by April 1st

About the instructor:

Former Artistic Director of the National Theater, Belgrade, Aleksandar Lukac has directed close to a hundred professional productions internationally including Yugoslavia, Holland, Canada and Serbia.  Lukac has also been an Artistic Director of Theatre Zoran Radmilovich and the independent political theatre, Plexus Boris Pilnjak, which was a catalyst of political controversy in Belgrade in the years prior to the civil war. He has been awarded Best Director at The Festival of Serbian Theatres a record six times. Notable Canadian productions include ARC’s North American premiere of Family Stories-Belgrade, Hong Kong Idea Festival bound Unicorn Horns, Company of Sirens’ Black Magic and a series of productions at Talk Is Free Theatre including Bulgakov’s Moliere (Kiev Festival) and Ivan vs. Ivan which has toured Europe including Moscow, London and several cities in Serbia.