In this workshop participants are directed in scenes or monologues. There is a strong emphasis on identifying and developing acting craft, including playing actions, identifying objectives and actions, processing (developing the inner monologue), pace, and use of the breath. Participants have the opportunity to observe other participants and engage fully in the process. Participants can choose to be cast in 2-hander scenes or bring their own monologue. Please note that Jennifer will need to see a copy of the monologue in advance and that scenes will need to be memorised.
Bio of host:
Since training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, New Zealand actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for over 35 years. She has excelled in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret. As an accomplished singer, she presents her own show, Falling in Love Again, at festivals and venues in New Zealand and Australia and is also in demand as a tutor of musical theatre. Jennifer was a founding board member of the Watershed Theatre and a co-founder of The Large Group and The Actors' Program. She is currently President of Equity New Zealand, Patron of Q Theatre, and serves as a trust board member of Arts Regional Trust, Silo Theatre, Clarence St. Theatre, and Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Years Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit "for services to theatre and the community.