Acting Workshops for Adults

More exciting workshops for adults will be announced soon! In the meantime, please find information below about past workshops.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced performer, our acting workshops will get your creative juices flowing. It’s never too late to start!


A practical workshop which takes a fresh look at commedia dell'arte. We explore different commedia dell’arte characters and make the madness become engaging and come alive on stage.

Commedia dell’arte is a form of popular theatre with classic comic characters and improvised situations and has been the basis for many well-known modern sitcoms and comedies.


A practical refresher course on process theatre for theatre practitioners and setting up a dynamic world for actors to play with theme and character. Process drama is used by teachers and students to explore a problem, situation, theme or series of related ideas or themes through the use of the artistic medium of unscripted drama.


Andy Burt
Andy Burt has taught drama and theatre arts in Hong Kong and Europe, and has taken his students to perform in China, Australia, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Indonesia. He has many years of theatre experience as actor, director, conductor, composer and arranger, accompanist, playwright, translator, lighting designer, workshop leader and stage manager. An honours graduate from London University, he worked as a pianist at the Laban Centre School of Dance in London.

Emma York
Emma has been heavily involved with Faust since the day it was born back in 1999 and has spent the majority of her time over the last 20 years working alongside children and teenagers sharing her knowledge and experience with them and inspiring them to be the best possible version of themselves through the art of theatre performance. Emma’s experience includes leading workshops, choreographing and directing productions, working alongside professional touring productions in her capacity as children’s rehearsal assistant in productions such as the HK tour of Annie (Roger Hannah) and AC Productions tour of Waiting for Godot in both HK and Singapore.

Emma’s stage credits include Catherine in A View from the Bridge, Trixy in Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, Rosie in Sweet Charity, Kathyrn in The Taming of the Shrew, Phebe in As You Like it, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Ranyevskya in The Cherry Orchard, Maria in Twelfth Night, Isabel in Bull and Celemine in Moliere’s The Misanthrope. Screen credits include Journalist in BBC Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day Actually (Richard Curtis, 2017), Lady in Mozart (Radio Television Hong Kong). Emma graduated from ArtsEd London with an MA in Acting, holds a Trinity Guildhall Certificate in Acting/LAMDA PCert and has many years of experience teaching LAMDA Speech and Drama. She holds a BADC certification in Stage Combat and is an Actor/Muso, playing the flute, cajon and percussion.

Keon Lee
Keon has been involved with Faust International Youth Theatre since 2001 as a teacher, theatre director, playwright and is now general manager of the company. His theatrical directing credits include King Lear, Waiting for Godot, Romeo & Juliet, A Servant of Two Masters and original productions for family audiences for Faust. Other theatre and drama highlights include performing the lead role of DHH in the Asian Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, directing the opening event for the Hong Kong Literary Festival 2009 and leading workshops on creative writing and directing for the University of Hong Kong.

Keon has a BA and MPhil in English Literature and a PGDE in English from the University of Hong Kong. Keon’s motivation for teaching theatre and drama is to empower others (children and adults) to become skilled storytellers and communicators and to tell stories that entertain and reflect authentic human experiences.


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