Scene Group Extension Pack for NZ Performers


  • 10 October 2023
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ShowBiz Christchurch
369 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Applications Open 7 September 2023 6:00 pm
Applications Close 2 October 2023 5:00 pm
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Equity New Zealand


Taking the foundations of the Equity scene group kaupapa and maxing it out into deep, considered, and critically responsive work. Some scene work will be prepared in advance, ie. lines learned, first offer/choices made by the individual actors. The scenes will then be quickly rehearsed and presented for self-critique and constructively critical responses from the group. They will then be reworked with select offers from the group, and can even be shaped and directed time permitting. Working on relationship and connection and sizing for the medium, ie. stage or screen.


  • Jeff Szusterman

    Jeff Szusterman is an award-winning actor, director and drama teacher - specialising in working with young people, but good with the grown-ups, too. A graduate of Toi Whakaari, Jeff has acted to acclaim across Aotearoa and in the US. He has been directing stage and screen work since 2007, starting out at Auckland’s SILO Theatre. He has been an active member of a number of scene groups across the years, all utilising the same kaupapa that is used by the Equity-based groups now. He currently is part of the Wednesday Scene Group in Tāmaki Makaurau and is on the Board of Equity NZ. Jeff has taught acting at Toi Whakaari, Unitec, The Actors’ Program, ATC Summer School, South Seas, MIXIT - among others - and at the school he runs with his partner, Jacque Drew, AYA Drama -


Free for Equity NZ Members