The National Theatre

Yat Malmgren Masterclass Series

Yat Malmgren, the Swedish acting teacher and founder of Drama Centre London, revolutionised actor training over 50 years ago when he introduced his method of Character Analysis and Movement Psychology to the world of Actors.

This method of transformational acting and character creation has been used by the likes of Tom Hardy, Cate Blanchett, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Michael Fassbender and Emilia Clarke to transform into some of the most distinctive and exciting characters that we have seen on stage and screen.

The work brings together two of performing arts great traditions: The expressionist theory of Rudolf Laban and the psychological realism of Stanislavsky with the character typology and investigation of the inner world explored by subversive psychologist Carl Jung.

This work is theoretically complex but practically very simple, giving actors immeasurable tools needed to both observe and reflect human expression in the way of transformation.


TIME: SATURDAYS 1:00 PM – 3:30PM       DATES: MAY 8 – JUNE 19 2021


This is aimed at people who are new to this work but have had formal acting training at a tertiary level and an understanding of Stanislavsky.

During the Introductory Course, actors will be introduced to the fundamentals of this technique –  the theory attached to it as well as highly practical exercises for exploring the principles of WEIGHT, SPACE, TIME, FLOW along with their counterparts SENSING, THINKING, INTUITING, FEELING.

The over the six weeks, we will explore and work on the ideas of Action and Effort, Mental Factors, Motion Factor, Working Actions and Inner attitudes.

We take time to explore the building blocks of this system and work on monologues that correspond with each of the 6 character types known as The Inner Attitudes.

Develop your understanding of the relationship between the inner attitude (character) and the outer attitude (actions).

Due to the depth of this work, we have structured the delivery over 3 ‘Levels’ – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.

*It is highly recommended that you follow the program in order, however, if you have already completed work on this method you may be considered for entry at the intermediate or advanced level.

For information on the Intermediate and advanced Courses please click on the link below

Email/call The National Theatre Drama School on (03) 9534 0223 or to book your place!

*Photo by Sarah Walker 

Event starts
Saturday 8 May, 2021
Event ends
Sunday 9 May, 2021
National Theatre Drama School
Venue Address
20 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Melbourne ,

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