Connection and Protection with Miranda Harcourt


  • 4 March 2021 - 11 March 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Applications Open 18 February 2021 12:00 am
Applications Close 11 March 2021 12:00 am
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Kia Ora -  Whanau. In my upcoming Livestream two-parter (4 and 11 March)  I will talk about Connection and Protection as an actor — how you can prepare your work and then safely enter and exit the role. Let’s also discuss the Internal Landscape exercise PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS. I will bring case studies and some research about the ways psychology and neuroscience can help us to fully occupy a role. You can ask questions and we will go deeper into some of the elements I discuss in my Substack articles. In the 2nd Livestream we will reverse the flow from the inner world of the actor to the outer world. We will look at locations and play with the tool I call Vista. Please have your questions ready! I am looking forward to the conversation. Please note this is a two part livestream: 4 and 11 March 2021. It's not compulsory to attend both but advised if possible.


  • Miranda Harcourt

    Miranda’s speciality is screen naturalism. Her approach is based on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, as well as her work as an on-set acting coach with renowned actors and directors on films all over the world. For seven years Miranda was the Head of the Acting Department at Toi Whakaari — New Zealand Drama School. Miranda has taught at TIFF in Toronto, at NFTS and NYU Tisch, The London Film School and Directors UK in Britain, at AFTRS and The Hub in Sydney, at Toi Whakaari, The Actors’ Program, Otago University and Victoria University in Aotearoa, New Zealand. In her work with actors and directors Miranda aims to shift paradigms, empowering creatives to realise their own talent. She introduces simple but innovative ways of thinking about and achieving connection and character. She has developed a series of tools and exercises for use in rehearsal and on-set that get actors to where they need to be, fast.


Free for Equity members