DEGNZ invites members to audit the Directing Masterclass with acting coach Howard Fine who for over a quarter of a century has built an unshakable reputation as one of the most gifted acting teachers of his generation.
Over the course of a day, auditors will gain access to Howard’s teaching and award-winning approach to performance as active observers of the Masterclass. You will observe Howard guide the participant directors workshopping scenes with paired actors. Howard will help directors learn how to articulate their visions effectively so that the actors can perform at the highest level.
Grounded in ideas that support authentic human behaviour, Howard’s approach aims to have the actors live authentically in an imaginary set of circumstances able to be newly alive each and every performance.
Auditors are given the opportunity to ask questions, and will be provided beforehand with the texts that the participants will be work-shopping.
About Howard Fine
Unique among his contemporaries, Howard is an award-winning acting coach, an award-winning author on acting and is the head of an award-winning acting studio. Howard Fine has trained Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actors in the US, and AFI, AACTA and Logie winning actors in Australia. He has personally coached many of the world’s most notable, recognisable and decorated actors, including Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine, and Oscar winner Jared Leto. As the Creative Director of two permanent studios, Howard Fine splits his time between Los Angeles and Melbourne.
When: Sun 23 June, 9am – 6pm
Where: AUT City Campus
Studio 1 (Blackbox Theatre) – WG210,
WG (Sir Paul Reeves) Building, Level 2
55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland
Price: DEGNZ members – Free
Register to Audit
Registrations close at 10AM, Wednesday 19 June.