Embracing all abilities and styles, this screen acting class for children helps participants focus their performance skills into a form that works for the screen.
Creativity takes many forms, some students like to make things up and create stories and characters, some can take a script and turn that into a real story with characters.
Tutor Justin Rogers
Justin graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2015. Since then he has played Jamie in the two-hander musical The Last Five Years and toured the show Matariki with The Court Theatre. Justin has also worked with Auckland Theatre Company touring the show Maui Me Te Rā and in their production of The Cherry Orchard at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Justin played Hone Ropata in the Auckland production of Shortland Street: The Musical. Justin starred in Indian Ink’s new two-hander play Mrs Krishnan’s Party which toured the USA in 2018 and Canada in early 2019. Some of Justin’s screen work includes the docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story and short films including For Heaven’s Cake, The Magic Show and Jigsaw. He has taught acting, improvisation and magic at Wellington's Rata Studios and was a guest tutor at Miranda Harcourt's acting school for teens. His areas of expertise include acting technique, script analysis, screen acting, voice and signing techniques, improvisation and magic.
Tutor Beth Alexander
Beth has appeared in numerous television shows, web series, music videos, television commercials, theatre productions, short and feature films. Her recent television credits include The Brokenwood Mysteries and The Cul De Sac. She appeared in the web series Oddly Even and has acted in TV commercials for Bank First Australia, KFC and New World. Beth trained with the Hagley Theatre Company and The Actors' Program. She has worked with The Ugly Shakespeare Company, KISS Theatre Company, The Court Theatre, Ruffell Studios and Hagley Theatre Company. Beth passed her speech and drama exam with the highest mark in the country in 2012, the first year she sat it.