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Please note that discounts apply to students returning from the immediately preceding term only.
The class fee per term for existing senior teens and adult students is $135 (a discount of $15) and $70 for junior students (a $10 discount), and must be paid in full prior to the start of each term.
Looking for Auckland acting classes? Howick Little Theatre's acting classes are structured to allow individual students to learn and be challenged in a fun environment. It is not necessary for participants to have existing acting experience –- a strong desire to be there and a willingness to try new things is all that is required (though a sense of humour is a plus!). A range of theatrical devices, games, styles, exercises and devised provocations is used. Focus is given to character development and storytelling and students will learn much and grow in confidence. There is also a strong emphasis on creating work. Students are encouraged to free up their imaginations and explore the notion of play as a creative tool while also learning to trust their abilities to communicate through physical expression.
PAYMENTS: Full payment of term fees is required before the first day of class each term. No place will be confirmed for a student until full payment has been received. Students will not be able to participate in any drama class if they have not paid the term's fee in full before the start of each term. For students returning from the previous term, a discount is available when fees are paid.
WITHDRAWAL FROM A CLASS: A student may withdraw from a booked class at no cost before the first class of term. Withdrawal after the first class of term will incur a $25 administration charge, then the balance of fees will be refunded. If a student withdraws any later in the term, no refund of class fees will be payable. Notification of withdrawal from a class must be in writing.
Senior Tutor Georgina Marie Briggs graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London. Here, she specialised in experimental voice and devised theatre, but also had the opportunity to study the art of puppetry and clowning in Prague, Czech Republic, which has a big influence on the work she produces today. Georgie has been running workshops for over seven years in England and New Zealand and strongly encourages participants to play and fail with style!
Junior Tutor Ruby Love comes from an early background in film and television, working professionally from 6 years old on a range of films, TV series, TV commercials and in theatre. She has since graduated a BPA in Acting from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, and trained with both the John Bolton Theatre School and L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, in workshops including Character, Mask and Melodrama. Through devised work she has explored visual components of story alongside puppetry, story structure and an on-going research of creative processes. She continues to work and train as an actress and voice artist and brings a strong passion and curiosity. A keen investigator of storytelling, creation, and play, her classes are a mix of games, script-work, devising, and improvisation. Ruby loves to see students bring their whole selves forward and find joy and free-flowing imagination in performance.
There are five classes available to suit different ages and allow student progression. The classes are arranged in these age groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, young teens (12-13 years), older teens (14-18 years), and adults. The adults and older teens classes on are Mondays, with the other age groups on Tuesdays. Pre-enrolment and payment in full is required before each term commences.
Term 1: Mon, 10 February to 6 April (9 weeks)
Tues, 11 February to 7 April (9 weeks)
Term 2: Mon, 27 April to 29 June (10 weeks including Anzac Day holiday, and Queen’s Birthday, June 1)
Tues, 28 April to 30 June (10 weeks)
Term 3: Mon, 20 July to 21 Sept (10 weeks)
Tues, 21 July to 22 Sept (10 weeks)
Term 4: Mon, 12 Oct to 7 December (9 weeks excluding Labour Day, Oct 26)
Tues, 13 Oct to 8 Dec (9 weeks)
In-class presentations are staged during the year and there will also be opportunities to share work with friends and family.