ARC Adult Acting Studio - Brisbane - Michael Beh

ARC Adult Acting Workshops

"Become Exceptional"



For enquiries contact:

Michael Beh:

‭0430 246 353‬

From Monday 11 February - 1 April

St Barnabas' Anglican Church Hall


12.30pm - 2.30 pm

Seniors ARC Acting Workshops

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Cost: $220 Seniors / $190 Pensioners

8 weeks


From Monday 11 February - 1 April

St Barnabas' Anglican Church Hall


6.15pm - 8.15pm

Foundations ARC Acting Workshops

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Cost: $270

8 weeks


From Thursday 14 February - 4 April

(Venue to be confirmed)


BIRKDALE 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Foundations ARC Acting Workshops

New students welcome. No previous experience required.

Cost: $285

8 weeks


From Tuesday 12 February - 2 April

Tuesday 30 April - 25 June

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre


6.30pm - 9pm

Extension ARC Acting Workshops

Admission via evidence of prior work.

Strictly limited numbers.


$350 Term 1 (8 wks x 2.5 hrs)
$380 Term 2 (9 wks x 2.5 hrs )

This is a semester class that is payable in 2 instalments.
There is a 3 week break between terms.

12 February – 2 April
30 April – 25 June


From Wednesday 27 February - 3 April

St Barnabas' Anglican Church Hall


2pm - 4.30pm

Professional Practice Studio

ARC is extremely excited to announce the commencement of our Professional Practice Studio.

Cost: $325

6 weeks

To enroll in this program contact Michael at or 0430246353 with your actors CV. This course is for artists who have completed prior professional training and wish to extend their skills and talents even further.


Sunday Professional Practice Workshops

Coming soon


Professional Practice INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING Workshops




ARC is pleased to offer ONE on ONE workshops in preparation for auditions, agent procurement, showreel development etc. Develop your acting, your monologue and scene work in a safe, secure, professional environment.  

Cost: $75 for one hour. $90 for 90 minutes.

Please contact Michael at or 0430246353 to discuss your needs and to book a time.

Michael has a 25 year history of successfully helping actors gain admission to the top acting programs in Australia and internationally, as well as gaining agents, landing film and television roles, developing their personal acting skills and philosophy to become noble, magnificent practitioners of their craft.

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The stage is actor's country. You have to get your passport stamped every so often or they take away your citizenship.
Vanessa Redgrave, Actress

Adult Acting Workshops create a new ARC of opportunity.


  • Become a part of a unique training community that explores creativity and performance, run by Michael Beh.
  • Develop your sense of self. Discover your real voice. Develop your personal and performance presence.
  • Become a strong, independent actor - performer - presenter - person.


In 2019 The Curator's new ARC Acting Workshops offer adults the opportunity to engage in developing your personal voice, creativity, confidence and self-awareness through dynamic acting and performance workshops in a place of personal respect, adventure and self-esteem.

The workshop series implements a variety of dynamic contemporary acting styles, based in Stanislavsky's later work but including elements of the acting discoveries of Vakhtangov, Brecht, Artaud and Boal as well as elements of physical theatre and Shakespeare.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Whether you want to develop your skills to pursue a career in performance, have a passion for acting that you want to further develop, or you want to enhance your communication skills for professional reasons, ARC is right for you.

Each program is filled with a specifically curated program of activities that throughout the course includes voice, movement, improvisation, script and text to stage exercises and workshops.

What occurs in the stage space will astound you. We will search for the beautiful, the simple, the profound and the truthful - in the everyday and the every moment. We will discover tragedy and comedy.

You will discover new possibilities and abilities.

Designed to continue throughout the year, Term 4 will involve a performance showcase open to the community.

The actor creates the life of the human spirit of the role from his own living soul and incarnates it in his own living body.
Konstantin Stanislavsky, Director
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J.K. Rowling, Author

ARC classes are for people who want to take a wonderful creative risk in a safe and supporting environment.

Beginners are most welcome. Each student will access the work based on their prior experience.

Next term commences on Monday 11 February.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

A person without creativity is like a teabag without hot water.

Michael Beh has taught acting and drama for over 25 years as well as directing over 50 productions. He was a Fulbright Fellow who has taught acting and theatre studies in the acclaimed Drama Department at Carnegie Melon University, USA (ranked as one of the top University Drama Departments in the world), as well as at QUT and UQ. Michael has also trained with the Moscow Arts Theatre School and world renowned artists Adolf Shapiro, Mladen Kiselov, Anne Bogart, Mike Alfreds, Augusto Boal, Diane Cilento and Frank Theatre. He has worked in professional, independent, university and education sectors as a director, writer, designer and dramaturg including Queensland Theatre, La Boite Theatre, Brisbane Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, heartBeast Theatre, City Theatre, Gyre Theatre and the Australian Acting Academy. Many of his past students have been accepted into university drama programs including the elite acting programs at NIDA, VCA, QUT, Griffith Con, Tisch School of the Arts/NYU (NYC), Circle in Square (NYC), Cal Arts (Los Angeles), RADA (London), Rose Bruford College (London), Royal Central School Speech and Drama (London) amongst others.


What artists who have worked with Michael have had to say:

“This guy is the real deal.  Just do it, really do it!”
Joan Littlewood, British Stage Icon


“Michael has a unique talent. With great passion and sensitivity, he draws the very best performances from actors. His knowledge and experience of theatre is vast. As a director, his shows are probing and visually stunning. As a teacher and acting coach, his insight into characterisation and the acting process helps actors craft performances that are rich, complex and compelling.” 
David Patterson
Artistic Director, heartBeast Theatre


“It's been a privilege working with Michael Beh who brings so much experience, insight and passion to his work in Theatre. Michael has a great understanding of acting technique and the creation of character. I really enjoyed exploring improvisation and scene work with him. He takes an inventive and open-minded approach and values actors as co-creators. I never cease to be amazed by his terrific knowledge of theatre forms - everything from Greek to Post-post-modern. He's committed to making exciting, moving Drama - and succeeds in doing so!” 
Lisa Hickey
Actor & Drama Educator


“Michael engenders a truthful and creative approach in teaching acting to all ages. By utilising his vast experience as an acting teacher and director, he assists the student in selecting the most suitable interpretation of character for them. Students will gain valuable insights in developing and sustaining characterisation through Michael's understanding of the craft of acting.”
Warwick Comber
NIDA Graduate & Master Actor 


"I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Beh as a director. Michael has a unique approach which I found very freeing and inspiring as an actor. He uses imagery and improvisation to help inform actor choices and he has had training in and experience using many different theatre forms and acting styles. ARC Acting workshops would be a wonderful opportunity to work with a practitioner of Michael’s calibre and International experience, enabling the student to grow as a person, presenter or actor."
Amanda McErlean
Actor & Matilda Award Nominee

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Goethe, Philosopher