About the Course
Throughout 2018, students will develop performance skills and apply them to new and exciting situations.
We will use comprehensive drama games to learn to work with our instinct and intuition.
We will learn about accents, work on audition acting technique, review screen work and study the acting tips of top international drama coaches. We will learn about the difference between stage and screen acting and get the opportunity to put these both into practice.
Speech and voice techniques will to be a part of our course, as will fun, confidence-building, imagination and expression!
Timetable and Enrolment
About 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.
About Emma Draper
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.