Date: May 15th, 2022 - May 15th, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Want to expand your craft? Add to your actor’s toolbelt? Have you been away from acting for a while due to Covid, and feeling a bit stale then this could be just for you.
You will be given the tools to develop rich and interesting characters that truly shine on stage. The workshop will focus on creating authentic characters, how to sit comfortably in a role, finding a character’s voice and physicality/mannerisms, and helpful tools to prepare you pre-performance.
The workshop will consist of a lot of movement, a bit of theory, and some script work.
The focus will be on creating characters for theatre and is suitable for beginners, community theatre actors, or anyone who wants to refresh their craft and add to that handy actor’s toolbelt.
Facilitator Meg Andrews
Meg is an award-winning theatre actor and director who has had the privilege to play roles such as the Portia (Merchant of Venice), Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), tour the country with The Ugly Shakespeare Company as their first female performer, and direct vibrant pieces of theatre. She has been working in the industry for 10+ years after training at South Seas Film and TV Shcool, and the Manawatū Drama School, UCOL. Over these years, she has refined a character-building process that really works for her and has worked for the actors in the shows she has directed.
She particularly loves to explore physicality in her roles and tackle subjects like femininity and the human body. She is immensely passionate about helping others (particularly those who are fairly new to the theatre world) to develop their stagecraft and create characters that are authentic, meaningful, abstract, thought-provoking, but most of all entertaining.