Howick Little Theatre and Creative Communities NZ/Auckland Council are proud to bring you:
The Craft of Acting - developing acting craft to improve the actor’s performance, with Jennifer Ward-Lealand - one of New Zealand’s most accomplished actors, directors and teachers.
Limited to 12 experienced actors aged 20 years and over.
Brief course outline:
This course will be in the form of a master class where participants are directed in scenes or monologues. There will be a strong emphasis on identifying and developing acting craft, including playing actions, pacing, processing, pace, and use of the breath.
Participants will be given scenes two weeks prior to the course, and are expected to have lines down for the workshop. They will have the opportunity to observe other participants and engage fully in the process.
You’ll need: to bring lunch both days. Also pen and paper and your assigned scenes to work on in class.
We supply: morning and afternoon tea.
Jennifer Ward-Lealand is one of the country’s most experienced actresses. Since training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, she has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for over 25 years. She has excelled in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret.
In recent years, Jennifer has also become a director of theatre, especially musicals, and has devised many cabarets. As an accomplished singer, she presents her own shows, Falling in Love Again and The Look of Love, at festivals and venues in New Zealand and Australia. She is also in-demand as a tutor of musical theatre.
Jennifer is President of New Zealand Actors Equity and serves as a trust board member of Silo Theatre and an honorary board member of Women in Film & Television-Auckland.
In the 2007 New Year’s Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit "for services to the theatre and the community".