Stage and Screen for Teens

We are excited to be heading back to the Studios after Queen’s birthday weekend!
 Book in the Timetable and Enrolment section below.

About the Courses:

Our online workshops will explore different methods to imagine, create and refine characters for stage and screen.

Through discussion, exercises and reflection we play with both internal and external modes of character development.

Through Zoom application, students will journey into the world of improvisation, actor’s imagination and develop their actor’s toolbox.

With Tess you will:

– Create a short film! Learn how to write a compelling industry formatted screenplay in smaller groups. Film and edit it together from a distance.

– Learn how to Self-Tape for an industry screen audition and continue to grow your screen acting skills.

–  Play some interactive games to activate imagination and creativity! 

With Jo you will:

– Submit short self-made film clips exploring various scenes and emotions

-Work on scenes & monologues from comedy to Shakespeare and drama.

-Join with film industry professionals in a Q&A where they will speak and share their experience and knowledge of the industry.

Timetable and Enrolment


Term 2 2020

Schedule 1:
  (1 hour 30 min classes) 
Start: 2nd June
Finish: 30th June
Tuesdays 5.30-7.00pm

Schedule 2:
TUESDAYS with Tess (1 hour 30 min classes)
Start: 2nd June
Finish: 30th June
Tuesdays  7.00pm-8.30pm

Schedule 3:
THURSDAYS with Jo (1 hour 30 min classes)
Start: 4th June
Finish: 2nd July
Thursdays:  7.15pm-8.45pm


Scots College Drama Rooms


Jo Rogers or Tess Jamieson-Karaha

Target Market

Teens in Years 9-12 at college)

(incl GST)

$110 (for all 5 sessions)

About Jo Rogers

Jo Rogers

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.

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

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

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 NewsHow 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

Our Location

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