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Actor (noun): A person who performs for an audience in theatre, film or television.

Dojo (noun): A (sacred) space where the physical arts are practiced, and mastery is attained. 

From the Japanese “Do” meaning “the Way” & “Jo” meaning “Place of Practice”

The core aims of  The Actor’s Dojo are to provide:

  • An artistic home or community for actors, physical theatre performers, dancers, directors, teachers and students who share a common vision.

  • Year-round training in a number of aligned areas/methods with the goal of producing a dynamic well-rounded performer (strong in their physical, vocal, mental and emotional skill-base).

  • A safe space where performing artists and arts students can work on their craft in an honest, open, rigorous environment – away from the commercial pressures of casting, rehearsals, and performance seasons.

  • Excellence across all the classes Zen Zen Zo offers – and a Teaching Team dedicated to creating a learning journey which will inspire, encourage, and aid participants to be the best version of themselves that they can be – both as artists and people.

THE ACTOR’S DOJO is also home to directors, dancers, teachers, musicians, performance poets, university & school students, and even the occasional politician! It is an inclusive and supportive space that welcomes anyone who wants to challenge themselves, develop their creativity, engage in professional and personal transformation and growth.

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2024 terms:



Mondays (4 Terms)

6pm-7.30pm  (Beginners-Intermediate)
7.30pm-9pm (Advanced Ensemble)

Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley
(australasian dance collective studio)

T1: 29 jan - 25 Mar (not mon 18 mar)
T2: 22 Apr - 10 Jun 
T3: 22 Jul - 16 Sept (not mon 19 aug)
T4: 7 Oct - 25 Nov 

$230 / $200 Conc. (per 8-week term)
Actor’s Dojo Annual Membership (includes STAGES PROGRAM participation)
$750 / $650 conc.

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terms & conditions

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each term, we offer two scholarships in the Actor's Dojo, to support one young artist and one first nations artist to train for free. applicants must be 16 years or older, and be able to commit to regular attendance.

applications should include: 

  • Short answers to the following questions (1 page total):

    • How do you think the training will benefit you as an artist?

    • Why do you want to work with Zen Zen Zo?

    • What do you believe your strengths and weaknesses are?

    • What are your future aspirations as an artist or arts-worker?

  • A 1-page CV or Bio of your training and performance credits to date.

Applications are due no later than 2 weeks before each term, and should be sent to Successful scholarship recipients will be notified by email at least one week before the term starts. 

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