Cobbstar Studios Industry Intensive

with Socratis Otto

We are now underway with two of our streams of Industry Intensive courses here at Cobbstar Studios. These classes are a unique and relevant approach which focuses on what our industry is focusing on. You will experience a professional but nurturing environment. 

We are located at Cobbstar Studios in Paddington Town Hall, where seven inspirational screen companies and a theatrical agency are based, offering incredible opportunity beyond the classroom. 

Socratis Otto has already imparted his knowledge and expertise in this new format, specifically devised for the Cobbstar Studios Actors Industry Intensive.

We're excited to announce that we are accepting enrolment for Octobers Intake in the following streams. 



1st Time Actors Special Offer: Enrol before 1st October 2017 and you can bring a friend FREE. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Begins October 2nd 2017

No matter where you are in your career trajectory, you probably don’t audition enough. It’s fine to get behind the camera and rehearse scenes but the only way to grow and succeed as an actor is to garner audition and on set experience.  

Socratis will take you through the audition process as it exists in both local and international casting rooms.  He will review your test, focus those dreaded nerves and give you an intimate insight into what casting directors are ultimately looking for – you! Then he'll get you to do it all again as practice might make perfect, but experience is paramount.

Socratis will provide scripts for the audition essentials drop in classes.

Classes will be capped at 10 actors and run for three hours. 


Four Week Period: $200 plus GST ( $50 per class) ( Paid In Advance)

Drop In Actors: ($60 per class) ( Must Register the week before)

About Socratis Otto


Socratis has carved an impressive career working both here and abroad, successfully avoiding the typecast box. His roles continue to push boundaries and defy expectations, as evidenced by his current portrayal of transgender inmate Maxine Conway in WENTWORTH.

Socratis’ career started before he’d even graduated. He was one of the first NIDA students to perform in an STC show FIREFACE, in his graduating year and followed it up with SALT & DON JUAN, in the same year. He has taught actors across the globe, lived in 15 countries, trained and worked with giants, and remains deeply inspired by the workings and possibilities of the industry. He also trains like an athlete, makes a supreme spiced cocktail, and likes to read three books at once.

Training: BA Dramatic Art NIDA, Hons BA Creative Writing Literature & Drama Studies Macquarie Uni.



Socratis’ appeal as a performer stems from his incredibly rare insight and onscreen presence. He has proved an extraordinary asset to the industry. 

He is dedicated, thorough and remains considerate and professional when approaching his craft.

He has garnered the respect of both his colleagues and leading industry types who continue to cast him in a diverse range of roles, across a range of medium. 

He is a rare type of actor who belies categorisation, continues to push boundaries and remains inspiring in his choices and execution.



I have known Socratis for a long time, and watched his extraordinary work on stage and in film, and watched that work blossom over time. 

He has consequently earned enormous respect throughout the entire community of theatre, film and tv workers in Australia, and continues to excite and interest all with his exceptional talent.



I had seen his work previously on both screen and stage and was immediately drawn to him as an actor. His work resonated with a mastery that is utterly compelling.  

I was lucky enough to work with Socratis for 3 seasons on Wentworth.  The commitment and work ethic he brought to the set was infectious.  

His attention to character detail was exemplary.  It is a treat to work with others in a creative realm that are open to exploration and play and Socratis completely embraces this way of working. 

It’s thrilling!



Socratis would be a significant contribution to any creative collaboration lucky enough to secure his talents. He is extremely versatile as a performer, and has secured many roles because of his great range, reputation and talent.



To register your interest

OR call 02 9361 5561 for more information