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
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.
Tess Jamieson-Karaha grew up in Eastbourne and received her Bachelor of Acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2010.
Her recent work includes recording her Solo theatre piece 'Please Help Yourself' for Radio New Zealand, playing the young Judy Schollum in Consent- the Louise Nicholas story, War News, How to Meet Girls from a Distance, Catherine in the feature film Births, Deaths and Marriages, to be released later this year, and writing directing and starring in her short film Coffee Group.
Tess frequently reads for the Ready to Read and School Journal audio books as well.
She is currently writing and teaching the Screen Acting course for acting students at Whitireia. She has taught kids drama classes and school holiday programmes for Rachel Maine at Arts a Go Go.
Her website is at kidsparteasy.com