Miranda Harcourt on How to Learn and Use Text


  • 4 August 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
Applications Open 23 July 2020 10:00 am
Applications Close 3 August 2020 8:00 pm
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In this online Equity address acclaimed acting coach Miranda Harcourt will speak and show material about text, how we learn it, how our thoughts form it and inform it, how it creates character and how we can speak it fluidly with a sense of ownership and spontaneity. An essential class to take your acting to the next level. Please note: This livestream will take place at 10am Australian Eastern Standard Time. 12pm NZ Time. You will be sent a Zoom link after registering. 


  • 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.