Last updated on 26 February 2018
The Rehearsal Room with Tandi Wright – Wellington
The Rehearsal Room brings together professionals – actors and directors – in a safe, supportive environment to practise working with each other on scenes under the guidance of an experienced moderator.
“There was extremely practical and pertinent tuition from Tandi Wright…[The workshop] was incredibly useful and productive for me as a director, and for the project I am developing.”
– Past participant
Register on our event page to have your name in the draw to participate. For each event 4 directors and 8 actors will be selected. ONLY Actors Equity actors and DEGNZ directors are permitted entry to The Rehearsal Room.
You need only register once. Your name will remain in the draw for future Rehearsal Rooms unless you ask us to remove it. If you are selected, we’ll email or phone you to confirm your participation.
When: Saturday 8 April 2017 9:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Te Aro, Wellington
Register at: Eventbrite
Registrations close: Wednesday 22 March
Cost: Free to DEGNZ members
Moderator – Tandi Wright
Tandi Wright is an actor of more than 20 years experience and has worked consistently across all the genres – film, television, stage and radio. She has worked in the US, Australia and NZ, and has been nominated for numerous theatre and screen awards in NZ.
Tandi has studied at Toi Whakaari, and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Theatre highlights include The Events, When The Rain Stops Falling, Three Days of Rain, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Screen highlights include The Returned, The Rehearsal, Jack the Giant Slayer, Out of the Blue, Black Sheep, Nothing Trivial, This Is Not My Life, Bliss, Serial Killers, Willy Nilly and Shortland Street. Tandi is one of the Vice-Presidents of Equity New Zealand. She considers her finest production to be the birth of her daughter Olive, who is now 8 years old.
Who is The Rehearsal Room for?
Professional actors and directors. It is open to Actors Equity and DEGNZ members of all levels of experience, from novices to virtuosos.
Directors will be asked to provide a two-character scene (2 pages) or, if you prefer, a scene will be provided for you. Directors and actors will receive scripts in advance.
Structure of the event
Directors and actors will spend time rehearsing their scenes, with emphasis on connection and content.
After morning tea, participants will block their scenes, before presenting them for shooting, followed by viewing and discussion. The shooting is a wide shot only, intended as a means to review performance, not for directors to direct camera.
The Rehearsal Room is hosted by Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand and the Equity Foundation, with financial support from New Zealand Film Commission.