Timetable and Enrolment
About Jo Rogers
Jo is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at Auckland University; while also attending the Performing Arts School in Auckland.
Working with students in screen acting, scriptwriting, filming, editing and making short films, she has been involved within local television and large musical productions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and work experience to her classes.
As lead Project Director and Artistic Manager on various events as well as tutoring and lecturing in Tertiary Education, Jo is able to think logistically and understand the programming and management needed in the success of large scale productions. This last year Jo has worked writing and producing her first novel and feature film script.
Her philosophy is, whether you want to be a movie star, change the world, develop confidence or just have fun, the opportunity to be involved in challenging theatre and screen workshops will give any student the foundation to succeed. Seeing many of her students score roles in local and international films she’s worked to open new pathways and help shape the future of the industry
Tess Jamieson-Karaha grew up in Eastbourne and received her Bachelor of Acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2010.
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 kidsparteasy.com