Shine Time for 11-12 year olds

Shine Time: acting course for 11-12 years old at Rata Studios, Wellington   Attention all girl and boy actors aged 11-12 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? This acting course 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.

Timetable and Enrolment

Timing Schedule 1 with Tess:
Start: 17 Oct 2017
Finish: 12 Dec 2017
Tuesdays, 4.10pm-5.10pm (9 weeks Term 4)

Schedule 2 with Jo:
Start: 19 Oct 2017
Finish: 14 Dec 2017
Thursdays, 5.40pm-6.40pm (9 weeks Term 4)
Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Drama Rooms
Schedule 1: Tess Jamieson-Karaha
Schedule 2: Jo Rogers
Target Market
Girls and Boys aged 11-12 years
(incl GST)
$150 for Term 4 2017
Continuing/returning enrolments
proceed to the returning enrolment form

New enrolments:
enrol online

About Tess Jamieson-Karaha

Tess Jamieson-Karaha grew up in Eastbourne and received her Bachelor of Acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2010.

Tess Jamieson-Karaha

Tess Jamieson-Karaha

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

About Jo Rogers

Shine Time: acting course for 11-12 years old with Jo Rogers at Rata Studios, Wellington

Jo Rogers

Jo Rogers has vast experience in using various mediums such as screen and theatre to encourage and develop an understanding of real world issues.

Furthermore, she acknowledges the value in film, theatre and television as a way to entertain and bring joy to others. Having been involved in short films, television, theatre and musical productions she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes.  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 anyone’s intellect and creativity.
 Jo Rogers is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at university.

Course Outline:

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Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243