NIDA A Question of Character

A Question of Character

For adults 18 years +

Level: Applied Techniques

Engage in an in-depth exploration of the tools actors use to portray fictional characters without sacrificing truth. Explore the notions of observation, mimicry, psychology, physicality and imagination as you are guided by an industry expert to recreate the inner life of a character.

Course components

  • Explore the various ways in which you can approach characterisation for the stage.
  • Apply Stanislavski techniques to uncover truth in performance.
  • Present scene work and gain feedback from an industry professional.


  • A sustained character in performance.
  • Ability to work in depth on scene work and respond to feedback.
  • An increased rigour in your approach to text analysis and characterisation.

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Previous training and experience essential

Important Information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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