Use Your Will. Learn To Act.

Practical Aesthetics is both an acting technique and a philosophy. Simple, honest and straightforward, the technique de-mystifies the process of acting, giving actors an empowering set of analytical and physical tools. 

Learn the Acting Technique developed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet and
Academy Award nominee William H Macy.



Ready to take the next step? The Introduction to Practical Aesthetics is a professional level,  part-time intensive program that will arm you with all the tools you need.

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Melissa Bruder

Melissa is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company and co-author of A Practical Handbook for the Actor. She is a Sydney-based professional acting and dialect coach/teacher.

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Master Classes

Practical Aesthetics Australia is honored to have hosted Atlantic Theater Company Master
Teachers in Sydney, on several occasions.
Stay tuned for future master classes!

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Practical Handbook

The technique of Practical Aesthetics is explained in A Practical Handbook for the Actor, written by Melissa Bruder and other founding members of the Atlantic Theater Company.  

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Private Coaching

Get clear and focused about your work.  Hone and refresh your auditioning and/or American dialect skills so you can make clear choices and nail that role!  

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See what our PAA Alumni, from Actors to Directors and Writers, have to say about studying with Melissa Bruder and applying the Practical Aesthetics technique in the industry.  

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