“Exploring Resilience”- A Holiday Acting Course

Course Outline:

A Resilient mix of Genres

Rata Studios is offering the opportunity to work on, experience and investigate a mix of genres in this one week Acting Course.

Our theme is ‘A RESILIENT MIX OF GENRE, basically be bold…. but what does it mean to be bold?
Someone who is bold is daring and brave, someone who is bold is resilient.

We will use both contemporary and classical texts as well as improvisation, devising and storytelling; and if you would like to sing there will be the freedom to do so….and of course don’t forget the costumes!!

You will decide various genres…Action, Comedy, Horror, Romance, Musical, Sci-Fi etc…!

Through this course you’ll gain a broad experience in the skills required to deliver a convincing performance, furthermore, an opportunity to tell a story as a collaborative process.

Adaption of texts, together with students’ original ideas will emerge a performance of mixed genres that will be acted out on Friday afternoon.

Timetable and Enrolment


Start: Monday 6th July 2020
Finish: Friday 10th July 2020
9.00am-3.00pm each day


Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Rooms 1 and 2


Jo Rogers

Target Market

Students 11-16 years of age. (Years 7-11 at school)

(incl GST)

$450 for the full week



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

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