US Accent Program for New Zealand Equity Members


  • 27 March 2021 - 18 April 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
To be confirmed
Applications Open 26 February 2021 12:00 am
Applications Close 17 March 2021 9:00 pm
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This program is running in Auckland, Wellington and  Christchurch, April - July, by the renowned dialect coach Jacque Drew. If you are one of the 16 people selected to participate in each of the 3 centres, you will attend a one weekend in-person workshop (Wellington March 27th & 28th, Christchurch April 10th & 11th, Auckland April 17th & 18th). You must then commit  to attending 12 x one hour zoom sessions with your group (one a week for 3 months). Six of these will be coached by Jacque or guest coaches. Six of these will be self-managed by the group. You will work weekly (maybe daily) on your accent practice.  The zoom day and time will be decided by each group during their in-person weekend.      


  • Jacque Drew

    Jacque is New Zealand's most in-demand dialect coach, specialising in US accents.  She works regularly on New Zealand based international screen productions (The Wilds, Shadows in the Cloud, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2; The Sword of Destiny, Pete's Dragon, Emperor, The Warrier's Way, Bridge to Terebithia and more), as well as coaching for Auckland's Silo Theatre Company.  Her unique approach to integrating accent and acting, combined with her knowledge of industry practice, have made her an integral part of professional training at Auckland's top actor training programmes.  She regularly offers courses for professional actors as well as one on one coaching.


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