Teen Acting Rātā 102

Term 3 2024 bookings are open now!

Refine your acting technique in this advanced class for teens.

Rātā 102 offers students who are committed to learning and improving their craft a space to take their acting abilities to the next level.  In this class students will focus on a range of acting techniques for stage and screen.

  • Screen Auditions – mock casting room experience.
  • Analysing and annotating scripts
  • Cold reads
  • Reflection and Critique.
  • Body and movement
  • Voice
  • The sensual actor ( awakening our senses)
  • Visualise the realness of an imagined environment without breaking character
  • Utilise the actors imagination- don’t lose sight of the internal
  • Bring real life details into every role
  • Focus on characters goals – what they want and why it matters
  • Create compelling, complex characters


About Jo Rogers

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.

Timetable and Enrolment


Term 3 2024
Schedule 1 
Thursdays:  5.30-7.00pm

Start: 25th July  
Finish: 26th September (10 sessions) 


Schedule 2
Thursdays 7.15-8.45pm
Start: 25th July 
Finish: 26th September (10 sessions) 



Scots College Drama Rooms


 Jo Rogers

Target Market

Teens in Years 9-13 at College or High School. 

(incl GST)

$250.00 for 10 sessions

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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