About Us

Where are we?

Our courses and workshops are held in Scarborough at the Scarborough Community Centre, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough

What sets us apart from all others?

All tutors of PAC Workshops and Courses are working industry professionals as evidenced by the IMDd pages below.

PAC Industry Professionals

Annie Murtagh-Monks

Annie trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and completed post grad study at RADA in London. After acting professionally for many years she became a casting director and acting coach. She has worked as casting director on 38 screen dramas shot in WA since 1993 including “Rabbit Proof Fence”, “Japanese Story”, “Last Train to Freo”, ““The Circuit 1 & 2” and “Drift”  including more than 18 TV series.  Annie has been acting coach on more than 20 screen productions and has taught screen acting as sessional lecturer at WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) regularly since 1996 . She co-founded and runs PAC Workshops and PAC Script Lab and is a private acting coach. In addition, her many years experience as a professional voice over artist gives her first hand knowledge in this area and Annie loves helping class members develop and enrich their speaking voices in the PAC Voice course. Annie was recently casting director and acting coach of The Heights TV series for ABC TV /Matchbox Pictures. To hear what previous participants in PAC Workshops say about the courses check out our Testimonials page.

Emma Booth

Emma started her adult acting training with PAC Workshops and has gone on to forge an amazing career as a professional actor in Australia and overseas. She has played roles in feature films and TV series including Hounds of Love, Glitch, Gods of Egypt, The Boys are Back, Underbelly and Cloudstreet. She has been honoured for her acting roles winning awards in Australia and overseas.  She enjoys sharing her skills tutoring in PAC Workshops when her schedule allows her time back in WA.

Dr. Michael McCall

Actor/director Dr. Michael McCall has worked for over 20 years as a teaching artist for the likes of NIDA, WAAPA, Notre Dame Uni, Bell Shakespeare. Michael originally hails from Glasgow, Scotland, but spent his formative years in Western Australia. He is a graduate of Curtin University (1997), with BA English (Theatre Arts/Creative Writing), as well as a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Acting Course (2001). In 2008, he completed Honours in Performance Studies, looking at the role the media plays for emerging playwrights, again at Curtin. He completed a Masters in film and television directing and screenwriting at the WA Screen Academy (2008-09). He has also completed a PhD at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2018.

Caroline Brazier

Also a graduate of the NIDA, Caroline has a wealth of experience as a professional actor and is known for her role as Cleaver Greene’s ex-wife Wendy on the popular TV series Rake and for the role of Chrissy Merchant in Packed to the Rafters and the starring roles of Veronica Johnson and her twin sister Betti in the children’s television series Parallax. Caroline is a skilled stage and screen actor appearing on stage in Sydney Theatre Company’s production of “Dinner” . She enjoys sharing her skills tutoring in PAC Workshops when she is back home in WA.

Dalip Sondhi

Dalip Sondhi has been training actors & directors since 1994. He has an MA and BA (Hons) in Acting from the UK where he was a Senior Lecturer in Acting at London’s prestigious Rose Bruford College and lectured at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. In Australia he was recruited to Head the Theatre Arts Program at WAAPA and also had his own Acting Studio in Mumbai, India. Now a TV and film actor he has played leading roles in several Australian series including PULSE , GLITCH, SECRET CITY, FRAYED, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS & TIDELANDS. His feature credits include PETER RABBIT 2 and SUCKER. He’s currently shooting IGGY & ACE for SBS and following that will be filming the new Tim Winton / Robert Connelly feature BLUEBACK with Eric Bana. His Australian theatre credits include LADY IN THE VAN for Melbourne Theatre Co and THE OTHER PLACE starring opposite Kate Walsh for Fremantle Theatre Co.

Ben Young

Ben Young is a writer director who began his career acting for screen at the age of 12. After appearing in numerous television commercial and television series, Ben developed an interest in writing and directing. He completed a BA at Curtin University in 2003 and an MA at the WA Screen Academy in 2005. Ben honed his skills in PAC Screen Workshops over 7 years. He has since directed music videos, commercials, fashion film, written/directed series television and his 2016 feature debut Hounds of Love. Funded through ScreenWest’s West Coast Visions, the film won numerous awards around the world, most notably at The Venice Film Festival. Ben’s second film Extinction premiered on Netflix in 2018 and feature Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan. Ben is currently in post production for his block of Netflix’s Clickbait, of which he directed two episodes and was recently funded by Screenwest to develop his next feature film.

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