Acting for Film and Improvisation

Rātā Studios is  offering a 1-Week Acting for Film and Improvisation programme for teens.

This programme is designed to immerse students in the craft of acting for film. Through in-class instruction and filmed scenes, students will experience acting for the camera, hitting their mark, learning their lines and acting truthfully. We  will focus on scripts from coming-of-age films.

It’s going to be a busy week, once post-production is underway students will then be working together to create a theatre performance which will be based on improvisation techniques with the theme ‘Hooked’. Both the filmed scenes and improvised theatre will be shown on Friday afternoon.

  •  Acting for Film
  • Hitting your mark
  • Script and Scene Study
  • Improvised Monologues
  • Improvised Voice and Movement – this may, if you choose, include singing and dancing! It’s up to you to embody the character…

Synonyms for Hooked; Absorbed, captivated, devoted, obsessed etc -think- Hooked on classics, hooked on Shakespeare, hooked on Christmas, hooked to the door, hooked fangs in that jaw!

Timetable and Enrolment


Pre-Xmas Holidays

Start: 14th Dec
Finish: 18th Dec
9am -3pm each day


Scots College Drama Rooms


Jo Rogers

Target Market


(incl GST)

$450 for the full week




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.

Our Location

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