Shine Time for 11-12 year olds

Shine Time: acting course for 11-12 years old at Rata Studios, WellingtonAttention 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
NB Both these classes are full and NO new enrolments are being taken. Returning students only.

Continuing/returning enrolments
proceed to the returning enrolment form

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

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.

Our Location

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