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Empowering Transformation for Actors and Non-Actors

My Pledge

  • To recognise, promote and nurture acts of transformation.
  • To prioritise creativity, innovation, technical, and high-quality professional practices.
  • To seek the intimate truths under theatrical circumstances.
  • To honour the imaginary over the real.
  • To serve storytelling as a premise for all other acts of creation.
  • To privilege authenticity over censorship and ‘fitting in’.
  • To be accountable for consistently refreshing knowledge, skills, and performance practices.
  • To empower professional relationships built on wholehearted kindness, discipline, and mutual success.

If you desire to achieve everything that you want in life there must be discipline and order. And you must begin with your own self-discipline.

(Stanislavsky 1968, p.388)

Suzie is without a doubt the best acting teacher I’ve ever had.

Connor MorelMusician/Actor/Performer/Musical Theatre Artist

Suzie’s lived research-practice offers practical support for actors who care about having joyous and sustainable careers and I commend her for such needed service to the acting community.

Dr Mark Seton (PhD)Honorary Research Associate, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, The University of Sydney and co-investigator of the Australian Actor Wellbeing Study (2013)

She is a one-of-a-kind practitioner and an absolute invaluable asset to the acting craft.

Emma GoughArtistic Director/Founder of The Melbourne Actors’ Guild

I completed Dr. Suzie J. Jarmain’s The Laboratory and it was probably the most memorable and practically useful experiences I’ve ever had as an actor, having done lots of training with different organisations and teachers in both London and Melbourne.

Sam ZawadiActor

The Laboratory is a super exciting learning environment for actors to play and experiment with Suzie’s invaluable knowledge and energy that is so freely shared.

Sandy MorrisonActor