Holiday Drama: Through Different Lenses

About the Course

Join us for an action packed, week long acting intensive, exploring the performing arts craft through different lenses. We will hone our skills in Improvisation, Theatre, Film, Puppetry, Stage Combat and Radio!

Together we will explore the underlying instinct that connects them all. 

Come and spend 5 days of fun and creativity with us.

Timetable and Enrolment

Start: Monday 8th July 2019
Finish: 12th July 2019
9.30am-3.30am each day.

Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Rooms 1 and 2
Tess Jamieson-Karaha and Chantelle Brader
Target Market
Students 9-13 years of age.
(incl GST)
$450 for the full week
 New Enrolment
 Returning Enrolment

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 Chantelle Brader

Chantelle Brader

Chantelle is an acting graduate from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school and the John Bolton Theatre School. She has worked as an actor & director in Israel, China, Ecuador and Aotearoa and performed in several television, film, and theatre productions with companies such as Red Leap Theatre, Ensemble Impact, devised the show ‘My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut’ performed in the Wellington Fringe Festival, and toured clown show ‘Bird Booth’ with Sarah-Jane Blake. For many years she worked at Hawkins Youth Theatre Company and directed ‘How the Kiwibird Lost Its Wings’, ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ & ‘The Red Balloon’, and produced ‘The Cohort Hotel’, ‘Grimm Stories’, ‘The Lorax’ & ‘Wide Awake’. In 2019 she is Co Director of magical puppet show ‘Matariki Glow Show’ by Little Green Man Productions. Chantelle is very excited to be working with Rata studios this year!

Our Location

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