Red Stitch Classes


Here at Red Stitch, we run acting workshops periodically throughout the year.

These workshops generally run on Monday nights and Sunday mornings over a six week period. The course includes tickets to the current Red Stitch production, as well as riveting post-workshop chats in the foyer after each session… usually over a glass of wine.

We have constructed the course to challenge all skill levels from beginner to experienced actors and are delivered in a fun and supportive environment.

The workshops are delivered by founding Red Stitch ensemble member Brett Cousins. He’s an experienced trainer, actor, writer and director. His biography is below.

If you’re interested in coming to train at Red Stitch, please send an email enquiry to:

We’ll be sure to get back to you with details on our upcoming workshop!

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Brett Cousins – BIO

As a qualified trainer, Brett taught drama and communication at Victoria University for 6 years. He has also taught similar subjects at Swinburne University, La Trobe University The Victorian Youth Theatre and The Australian Ballet School… as well as running acting intensives at Red Stitch Actors Theatre over the last 6 years. In addition, he has facilitated numerous corporate training initiatives.
In 2015, Brett directed Wet House for Red Stitch, and followed it up with You Got Older in 2016.
Brett appears as an actor in the upcoming feature film, The Menkoff Method, and appeared in the MTC productions of The Waiting Room and Glengarry Glenross. In 2005, Brett was awarded the Green Room Award for ‘Best Actor in Independent Theatre’ and was nominated again in 2007.
Brett has performed dozens of roles at Red Stitch, including Extinction, Detroit, Out of the Water, The Aliens, Stockholm, Creditors, Farragut North, Motortown, This Is How It Goes, The Shape Of Things, and Some Voices. He has acted in seasons with the Bell Shakespeare Company and the Australian Shakespeare Company. Other film and television credits include roles on Howzat!, Winners and Losers, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Underbelly, City Homicide, Bootmen, Neighbours, and JAG.
As a writer, Brett is in the final stages of development on his first feature film, Menace, which has been supported over the journey by Film Victoria. His first television series Refuge City is also well into development.