Last updated on 8 August 2018
Call for Applications. DEGNZ invites directors to apply now for Rehearsal Dynamics, taught by New Zealand actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand. This 1-day workshop will be held in Auckland on Saturday 22 September.
Deepening and Enriching the Actor’s Performance
At Rehearsal Dynamics, five participants will direct actors in short scenes under the guidance of Jennifer Ward-Lealand. There will be a strong emphasis on identifying craft to aid the rehearsal process and developing a language to confidently engage with actors.
Five directors will be selected to participate. In addition, DEGNZ will offer up to seven directors a place in the workshop as an active observer. Observers will also have the opportunity to learn practical knowledge and a vocabulary for working with actors.
Participating directors will be sent the script at least two weeks ahead of the workshop.
About Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Since training at Auckland’s influential Theatre Corporate, Jennifer has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musical and radio for over 35 years. Jennifer is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable acting talents and a respected theatre director. She has taught for The Actors’ Program, Toi Whakaari and NASDA.
Jennifer is currently President of Equity New Zealand, Patron of Q Theatre, and serves as a trust board member of Arts Regional Trust and Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Years Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to theatre and the community.
When: Saturday 22 September, 9am – 5pm
Where: Q Theatre, Vault, 305 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
A travel allowance is available for selected Participants travelling from out of Auckland who are DEGNZ members.
Cost (lunch included):
DEGNZ members Participant/Observer – Free
Non-members Participant – $100, Observer – $50
Applicants must be comfortable with participating in front of their peers.
Successful Participant applicants will have experience directing narrative short films and have a narrative feature film in active development.
Application Deadline: 10AM, Monday 3 September
STEP 1: Submit the form below.
STEP 2: Upload your application files. You will be redirected after Step 1 to the File Upload page. Submit before the deadline:
- your CV/filmography with links to samples of your work
- the logline and short synopsis of your feature film in active development, and
- a maximum one-page letter explaining why you would like to participate.
Late applications will not be accepted.
This initiative is brought to you with the generous support of the New Zealand Film Commission.