Attention all girl and boy actors aged 9-10 years!
If you love acting then this is the course for you: Do you love the lime light? Do you love telling stories? Do you love creating characters? The acting classes will lead students through imaginative role playing into character and scene development. Good actors understand humanity. Drama encourages empathy with and understanding of others and the confidence needed to assume a role or character.
Our acting classes will give students the space to practice both screen and stage techniques in a fun and supportive environment.
Led by experienced actors and teachers, these practical and collaborative sessions will be combined to encourage a deeper understanding of how to work effectively on-set and on stage. Students will explore the expressive potential of performance, the inner balance of being in character and enhance the engaging relationship between actor and audience.
We will examine movement of the body through simple choreography where there will be a focus on relaxing and working with ease, developing the imagination, and creating believable performances. Voice workshops will encourage an understanding of the voice as an instrument. Students will work with a variety of texts but also be strongly encouraged to improvise and use their imaginations.
Timetable and Enrolment
|Term 1 2019
Schedule 1: Tuesdays with Jo or Emma:
Start: 12th Feb
Finish: 9th April
Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm (9 weeks )
Schedule 2: Thursdays with Jo or Emma
Start: 14th Feb
Finish: 11th April
Thursdays 3.40-4.40pm with Emma
Thursdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm with Jo
|Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Rooms|
|Jo Rogers, Emma Draper|
|Girls and Boys aged 9-10 years old (ie Years 5-6 at school)|
|$160 per term|
Due to the high demand for this class, we will be running 2 classes at the same time. Your children will be lucky enough to work with either or both of our fantastic tutors. Jo Rogers will take one of the classes and Emma Draper will take the other. Classes will be grouped once enrolments are in and you will be informed which tutor your child will work with. There may be times when we swap things around to make the most of the skills our tutors have.
Jo Rogers has vast experience in using various mediums such as screen and theatre to encourage and develop an understanding of real world issues.
Jo has worked as a project director and artistic manager on various events as well as tutoring and lecturing in Tertiary Education.
She has been involved in short films, television, theatre and musical productions bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes. Recently her work has included directing the stage show of Disney’s The Lion King involving 420 primary and intermediate school students. Prior to that she directed Disney’s Jungle Book in which both were very successful. Jo Rogers is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at university; she attended the Performing Arts School in Auckland in the early 90s.
Whether you want to be a movie star, change the world, develop confidence or just have fun, the opportunity of being involved in challenging theatre and screen workshops, exploring various acting techniques, performance skills and improvisation, will encourage and stimulate your intellect and creativity.
Emma Draper (Nga Wairiki, Ngati Apa) grew up in Sydney and is a Toi Whakaari:New Zealand Drama School Graduate.
Since graduating, Emma has worked on a range of professional theatre, television, radio and film projects including the TVNZ series Girl vs Boy in a core cast role from 2012-2014. Currently working at The Casting Company, Emma recently worked as a casting assistant on the Legendary Pictures feature film Krampus.
Emma has enjoyed working as a drama Tutor for Wellington College for the past 4 years and has taught school holiday drama courses for young children in the USA as well as adult acting courses for Whitireia.