Uta Hagen with Peter Rasmussen

During this 8 week course we will use the Uta Hagen teaching methods to tackle scenes and monologues. Together we will find what is important to make a scene believable for you and thrilling to watch by others. Subsequently, we will work to discover how to be you in the given circumstances of every scene you perform. These techniques are important for the stage, screen and in self-tests.

The course will cover the five exercises in Uta Hagen’s book – A Challenge for the Actor. We will then apply these techniques to scene work.

Course Structure:
Week 1 – Introduction to the exercises
Week 2 – Destination
Week 3 – Changes in self (Part 1) and Fourth Side
Week 4 – Moment to Moment
Week 5 – Summary and Script Analysis
Week 6 – Monologue/Script Analysis
Week 7 – Monologue Work
Week 8 – Monologue Work

These classes are for dedicated students of acting to safely and effectively grow their craft. My influences are Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck, Eric Morris and Meisner. I love to help actors create rich, dramatic and truthful work.

This is the same course I taught at QUT to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Students for four years, including Emily Weir, Mitchell Burke and Sisi Stringer.

Location: Rasmussen Casting Mcdowall, Brisbane. (In Person)

Start: Monday February 5th 2024.

Finish: Monday 25th March 2024.

 (8 Weeks)

Times: 6.30pm - 9:30pm 

Cost: $550

Payment Plans available at checkout for your convenience (Afterpay, Klarna and Paypal Pay In 4)

Email me at [email protected] for more information.

Student Testimonials

“I cannot rate or rave about Peter Rasmussen Casting high enough! A wonderful human, who is a supportive Casting Director and generous acting coach. As actors, we are lucky to have him available to us in Queensland. I have done a few courses with Peter over the years, and I always learn so much which improves my acting for the next job or audition. In regards to castings, Peter has a wonderful way of directing actors in the room. He makes you feel at ease, thereby, getting the best performance from you. If you are looking for that next step towards levelling up your craft, then I urge you, do your artistry a favour and sign up for one of Peter's courses...or a few.”

Miyuki Lotz

“Peter has truly taught me the art of ‘subtlety on camera’ when auditioning for a role. He utilises his techniques and exercises so wonderfully in the moment, that before I knew it I was no longer “acting” or “pushing”, I was simply was telling the truth. He has enabled me to learn what is important when auditioning for film and TV and what to simply throw away. Not only is Peter an amazing teacher, he is also a real ally in championing his students all the way to reaching their goals. I simply couldn’t have gotten where I am today without his help and guidance.”

Emily Weir, Actress: Home and Away.

“Peter is a pleasure to work with and learn from. His lessons are clear and interactive, and he genuinely cares about helping his students improve at their craft. I've taken so much away from my time with Peter that I'll use both professionally and personally. I can't wait to work with him again and would recommend his courses to any level of actor. ”

Kim O

“Peter understands what it takes to be an actor in the landscape of Australian film. Challenging, at times daunting but always finding the fun and joy of what we do. Can't recommend Peter enough!”

Jordan Pearce

“Peter Rasmussen brings his years as a casting director and actor to his coaching with an eclectic mix of wisdom, humor and insight. He is a gentle yet honest coach with great compassion. I highly recommend the professional as well as the beginner to work with this man!”

Laura Gardner, Actress: The Romanoffs, Fresh Off The Boat.

“Peter’s intimate knowledge of film and television gave me the confidence to approach auditions with a fresh set of perspectives. I’ve feel I now have a set of skills in my actor’s toolbox to always fall back on. Thank you Peter! ”

Dudley Powell

“It’s rare to find a person so dedicated to extracting the best out of a performance or the artist. I had the pleasure of working with Peter in two self-tests, both very last minute and time stressed. Through workshopping and direction we explored together to come up with two tests that I walked away proud of; which to me is the aim of the game. Knowing you’ve put your best foot forward and your hat in the ring for a part is the beginning and the end of our work sometimes. If you can say you’ve done that, you’ve done your work.Oh, and I got the job. Maybe both.”

Ryan Corr, Actor: Packed to the Rafters, House of the Dragon.

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About Peter

Peter Rasmusen is an Industry leading Casting Director and Acting Coach with over 25 years of industry expertise.

With over 25 years of industry experience, Peter prides himself on providing creative and innovative Casting to all types of productions -  from Feature Films to Commercials.  Some of his casting credits include AACTA nominated The Butterfly Tree and Celeste, as well as working on many television shows including Neighbours, Packed to the Rafters, Sea Patrol, H20 – Just add water, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and the Underbelly Movies Files. 

Peter has studied and draws on various techniques from Lee Strasburg, Ivanna Chubbuck, Eric Morris, Uta Hagan, Sanford Meisner, Robert Cohen, Mark Travis, Practical Aesthetics and Howard Fine. His classes are highly sought after around Australia, and has taught at major schools including the Queensland University of Technology – Fine Arts Program, Griffith Film School, Queensland Conservatorium’s Performing Arts Programme, The Howard Fine School and the Melbourne Acting Academy. 

His students frequently go on to international success in lead roles.

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