https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvRYS4831e0 Mike Alfreds is commended by Sir Ian McKellen as one of the country's greatest directors with over 60 years experience. He has plenty of knowledge and experience to share. Listen to him speak about emotions, some of the current issues in the acting profession, and why PEM is essential for the actors craft. Mike is a household name in the world of directors, having staged over 200 plays internationally and being a winner of the Critic’s Circle Theatre Award for Best Director. He’s directed for famous theatres across the world such as the Cincinnati Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Royal [...]
We are pleased to announce PEM's involvement in the upcoming VASTA virtual conference - Rising Voices: Listening to the Past, Dismantling the Present, Cultivating a New Future. The Rising Voices conference takes a look at the responsibilities voice and speech trainers have in listening and learning from the past. It also addresses cultural shifts happening now and discusses the challenges and adaptations that come with, as well as asking how the voice and speech community can grow a new future. It will run for 3 full days from July 30th to August 1st. Register here: https://conference.vasta.org/ PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria and [...]
We recently had a very special online Q&A with actress Jess Bush about her experience filming the brand new Star Trek series! It was wonderful to have so many of the PEM team come together across 4 timezones - Vancouver, London, Hamburg and Melbourne! Jess expressed how helpful learning and using PEM has been for this project project and how invaluable weekly sessions with the PEM coaches have been in preparing for each shoot. It was such a pleasure to hear how PEM is further being implemented in the industry! Thank you to Stephan Perdekamp, Sarah Victoria, Rik Stowman, and [...]
We are very excited to announce the release of the latest podcast episode for the internationally acclaimed The Theatre of Others, featuring PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria! Listen here: https://www.theatreofothers.com/podcast On the podcast, Co-artistic Directors of TOO and Theatre Educators Adam Marple and Budi Miller discuss the theatre moving past the Covid-19 shutdown with topics such as the roles of the Audience, Actor, Director, Playwright, and Space in our new reality. In this episode…Sarah, Adam and Budi discuss PEM and its unique biological approach to acting, and important topics such as safety, the anxiety of the actor, keeping it fresh [...]
We are very excited to officially announce the release of ‘Athlete of Emotion: Examining the Perdekamp Emotional Method’, a Master’s thesis by Vaughan Slinn. The thesis takes an in-depth look at the pedagogy of PEM, and contains research evaluated through a combination of a historical review of acting approaches to producing emotion, interviews with PEM creator Stephan Perdekamp and Master Instructor Sarah Victoria, and it’s theoretical underpinnings (and evaluating this against current neuroscience theories concerning emotion). 'Athlete of Emotion’ further includes research supported by case studies taken from PEM workshop instruction and screen experiments held at Toi Whakaari. There have [...]
A huge congratulations to Jess Bush for being cast in the upcoming Paramount+ series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds! Jess Bush has been studying PEM since 2019, completing the 3 Month Program then continuing with online private sessions to prepare her for the role. We can’t wait to see her work in such an exciting project! https://deadline.com/.../star-trek-strange-new-worlds.../
What a wonderful 2021 so far! PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria has been busy teaching PEM to many new students at different acting schools across Australia and beyond. At the start of February, students at NIDA had an intense week of learning PEM online. The week after, Sarah continued teaching with students from Sydney's Screenwise - Australia's Leading Film & TV School for Actors. And finally - in the third week of Feb, we had the pleasure of sharing PEM all the way to Singapore's LASALLE College of the Arts. To top it off, after teaching VCA students online throughout [...]
PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria has been teaching PEM online to students of the National Institute of Dramatic Art - NIDA Australia during this past week. Sarah Victoria and Rik Stowman introduced PEM to NIDA back in 2017. Since then they have been welcomed back each year. We are incredibly excited to share PEM with the students of NIDA once again!
https://www.pemwellbeing.com/ For those not focused on acting, PEM Health & Wellbeing offers courses and private coaching to anyone who wishes to live a life of emotional balance, with far-reaching benefits to their relationships and broader life. If you’re interested in PEM’s health benefits, head to the website to read about PEM's approach to wellbeing, and the benefits our students experience from studying PEM. We'll be holding a trial program in December, with future programs to begin in 2021. Free consultations available to book on the website. Facebook and Instagram coming soon!
PEM Studios Melbourne's Online Voice Courses are well under way! Here are the current voice students in their second term after completing their first course last month. "PEM Voice is amazing. Every week my mind is being blown learning about the resonance system and how to make sound from a place of openness in my body. I’m left looking really forward to the next class and its really helped me get through lockdown as well! I wish I started sooner!" - Harrison Storm, Online PEM Voice Student