The Actor's Toolbox (Ages 16+)

Learn practical skills that cultivate a sense of play and resilience and prepare you for a career as an actor. Explore voice work, building imagination, character development and audition technique…

Actor's need a specific skill-set, a sense of play and a ton of resilience!

This programme, led by experienced screen actor and voice-over artist Tania Anderson, will focus on a number of important areas - from improving your natural voice to sparking your imagination and helping you to connect with your fellow actors onstage.

Practical and engaging, the 10-week Actor’s Toolbox programme will also explore different ways of approaching a script and fleshing out characters. You will also discover what to expect when auditioning and how best to prepare yourself so that you feel confident and empowered once you step into a rehearsal room, onto a set, or behind a microphone.

Please note, there is no class on Labour Day (Monday 25 October).

Toi Whakaari graduate Acacia O'Connor is a versatile actor who has worked in film, television, theatre and voice. Theatre Scenes called her original show 'A Few Things I've Learnt About Dating and Death' the 'best show of 2018.' Acacia has appeared in Florian Habicht’s film ‘High Tide’ and the Gibson Group’s tele-feature ‘Mistress Mercy’. She has acted in the TV series ‘Paranormal Activity’ and Great Southern Television’s web series ‘The Basement.’ Acacia’s extensive theatre experience includes shows with Auckland Theatre Company and Te Rehia Theatre Company. In 2020 she completed the Matariki Artist Residency at Basement Theatre. Acacia is an active and inspired young actor constantly pushing her own boundaries. She has been teaching kids and teenagers for the past few years devising work, writing and honing her directing skills. She has been teaching the Actors Toolbox since the end of 2020 and loves bravery of the group. Her favourite thing about teaching is seeing people having fun and achieving things they previously thought they'd never be able to do.

TAPAC , Western Springs, Auckland
2021-10-18 19:30:00 - 2021-10-18 21:30:00, 2021-10-25 19:30:00 - 2021-10-25 21:30:00, 2021-11-01 19:30:00 - 2021-11-01 21:30:00, 2021-11-08 19:30:00 - 2021-11-08 21:30:00, 2021-11-15 19:30:00 - 2021-11-15 21:30:00, 2021-11-22 19:30:00 - 2021-11-22 21:30:00, 2021-11-29 19:30:00 - 2021-11-29 21:30:00, 2021-12-06 19:30:00 - 2021-12-06 21:30:00, 2021-12-13 19:30:00 - 2021-12-13 21:30:00
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