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Aussie Accent Intensive

Gain an edge at your next Aussie accent audition with Alexandra Whitham, a true-blue Aussie Dialect Coach.

You can expect detailed information about the speech sounds, rhythm, and muscularity of the accent, and practical tasks to develop your skills.

One-to-one feedback is provided throughout the day to help you transition from your own speech patterns to the Standard Aussie dialect.

Group exercises, partner scene work, and a monologue masterclass will strengthen your confidence for both TV and theatre.

Leave the workshop with awesome tools for your career.

Places are strictly limited in order to provide individual attention.


What: Aussie Accent Intensive

When: 10am – 4pm Saturday 28 May 2016

Where: The Actors’ Program Studio, 145 Karangahape Road, Auckland

Restrictions: R16

Cost: $180.00 (GST inc), Actors Equity Concession $165.00 (GST inc)


Email rebecca@aucklandactors.co.nz for more info
   

Undiscovered Country - Actors Intensive Workshop with Shane Bosher

Using techniques developed during his thirteen year stint as the Artistic Director of Silo Theatre, Shane Bosher will ignite participants with the tools necessary to build fearless, visceral performance which is deeply inhabited.

Unlock text.
Interrogate the complex algebra of bodily, gestural and verbal interaction.
Explore connection and contradiction.
Find rhythm.
Understand silence.
Experience liveness.

Find a new way to meet yourself and others in performance and create authentic, multi-dimensional evocations of the human confusion.

SHANE BOSHER is an award-winning director and specialist in contemporary theatre practice.

He regularly teaches acting technique for The Actors Program, UNITEC and Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. He has undertaken professional development at the Donmar Warehouse and Young Vic Company in London and the Public Theater in New York.

From 2001-2014, he was the Artistic Director of Silo Theatre, where he directed critically acclaimed productions of Angels in America, When the Rain Stops Falling, Tribes, The Brothers Size, That Face, Holding the Man, Speaking in Tongues and The Only Child, among many others.

Shane has developed strong working relationships with the majority of New Zealand's premier talent, regularly directing actors such as Danielle Cormack, Stephen Lovatt, Tandi Wright, Pua Magasiva, Theresa Healey, Peter Elliott, Sophie Henderson, Oliver Driver, Mia Blake, Craig Hall, Jarod Rawiri, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Michael Hurst and Jennifer Ward-Lealand.

Currently based in Australia, he was recently nominated for Director of the Year at the Sydney Theatre Awards for his production of Mike Bartlett's C*ck. He has just finished directing The Pride for Darlinghurst Theatre and Both Sides Now for the NZ Festival and will return to NZ in August to direct the Broadway hit Venus in Fur for Auckland Theatre Company.

WHEN
MAY 6-8 in Auckland
The Actors Program Studio: 145 Karangahape Road




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48Hours 2016 Update

Hi All,

Firstly I want to apologise for keeping everyone in the dark regarding dates for this years competition. We've not gone 'troppo' on you.

There's been some dull administration reasons for the delay in announcing the dates that have been unavoidable. I really hate not being able to lock in a date in advance and I know many of you feel the same way.

All of which means we won't be having the 48 weekend during May this year. We're going to have to move it til later in the year and this is where we need your (and teams) help. If you could take one minute to answer some simple questions on this link attached, it would really help us a lot in nailing down the comp for this later year.

Please SHARE this post with anyone you know who would like to be involved in 48HOURS as well.

Thank you for your undying patience,

Ant TIMPSON
Chief Banana


Answer the 48Hour questions HERE
   

Madam Black wins at French Film Festival

Taken from Stuff.co.nz

A New Zealand short film about a dead cat seemingly gallivanting across the globe has won an award at the world's largest short film festival.

Madam Black took out the Prix Du Public, or Audience Award, at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival in France over the weekend.

The film has also won a number of awards at festivals across Europe and the US, and the audience choice award at the New Zealand International Film Festival last year.

It tells the story of a photographer who kills a child's cat, but doesn't have the heart to tell her.

Instead, he poses the taxidermy feline in front of backdrops in his studio, and gives the girl postcards from her pet, outlining its apparent adventures.


Read the full article here.
   

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ sequel in the works

Taken from the NZ Herald.

A spin-off film centred around werewolves is in the works to follow cult comedy vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows.

Kiwi director and writer, Taika Waititi says his next project after finishing Thor: Ragnarok will be the spin-off We're Wolves.

Co-writer and director, Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame is also on board.

"Jemaine (Clement) and I are trying to write a werewolf spin-off, yeah, so that will most likely be the next thing," he told Crave Online. "It's going to be called We're Wolves, like We are wolves. We're Wolves."

No word yet on what the plot will entail and whether any of the werewolves - which included Rhys Darby - from the first movie will make a comeback.


Read the full article here.
   

Bullet Heart Club celebrate as Daffodils becomes feature film

Taken from NZ Herald, by Dionne Christianson.

A tiny Auckland theatre company is celebrating after learning its debut show will be made into a movie.

Bullet Heart Club, started by Rochelle Bright and Kitan Petkovski in 2013, will develop Daffodils, which is inspired by true events, into a feature film with Emmy award-winning production company, Wellington's KHF Media.

A cabaret-style musical, Daffodils features iconic New Zealand songs from Crowded House, Bic Runga, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn and The Mint Chicks. It tells the story of playwright Bright's parents who met in Hamilton in the 1960s.

Silver Scroll winner LIPS (Stephanie Brown and Fen Ikner) and musician Abraham Kunin remixed and reimagined the pop-rock music that shaped the romance of Bright's parents.


Read the full article here.
   

Amanda Billing talks to NZ On Screen about her time on Shortland Street

Taken from NZ On Screen.

Amanda Billing played the "neurotic, belligerent but deeply sensitive" Doctor Sarah Potts on Shortland Street for 10 years. Billing felt devastated when the beloved character died on the soap, but it gave her the impetus to pursue other work. She has gone on to act in acclaimed comedy Find Me a Māori Bride and sci-fi children’s drama The Cul de Sac.

In this ScreenTalk, Billing talks about:

    Feeling out of her depth in her early days on Shortland Street
    How her own emotions helped her flesh out the role of Sarah Potts
    Taking a while to adjust to her character getting MS
    Feeling bereft after leaving the show
    Loving working with her co-stars in Find Me a Māori Bride
    Finding the schedule of DNA Detectives gruelling
    Uncovering a family scandal while doing the show
    Getting used to the reality of being a freelance actor

Watch the video here.
   

Pop-up Globe announces cast for ‘Twelfth Night’ & ’ Romeo & Juliet’

Pop-up Globe – host of one of the biggest festivals of Shakespeare ever staged in the Southern Hemisphere -- today announces the cast for two of the Bard’s best-loved works: Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet

Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet will launch Pop-up Globe’s season and are produced by the company behind the development of this world-first project. In all, eight of Shakespeare’s works will be performed at Pop-up Globe beginning on 18 February with a red carpet arrival of a who’s who of New Zealand of celebrity and civic personalities. Other works are Much Adoe About Nothing, The Tempest, Titus, Antony & Cleopatra, Hamlet and Henry V. Check Eventfinda for details. Good tickets are available for all shows.

Pop-up Globe is the world’s first full-scale working replica of the second Globe theatre, Shakespeare’s Theatre. Marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, it will pop up in the heart of Auckland City, host a season of the bard’s masterworks and then disappear again.

“The players in our company are a thrilling and diverse blend of new faces and bastions of the international theatre community,” says Pop-up Globe artistic director Dr Miles Gregory. “We are greatly looking forward to the cast’s unique energy and dynamic that will bring these special plays to life.”

Dr Miles Gregory will direct the cast in Twelfth Night while the University of London’s Ben Naylor will bring the tale of Romeo & Juliet to life. A leading UK expert on Shakespeare and renaissance theatre, Naylor brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience to Pop-up Globe.

The coveted roles of Romeo & Juliet will be played by Jonathan Tynan-Moss and Christel Chapman while Aaron Richardson has landed the principal role of Viola / Cesario in Twelfth Night.

Tynan-Moss has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, the National Student Drama Festival, and in conjunction with the Scottish National Theatre. He has also performed in venues around London and the South East including the Camden People's Theatre, Pushkin House, the Hazlitt Theatre, and in the West End at the Arts Theatre and the Fortune Theatre and featured in production including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As You Like It and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Chapman has worked with such companies as Red Leap, the prestigious French Groupe F and has recently finished working with Massive Theatre company. 

A recent recipient of director of the year at the prestigious Wellington Theatre Awards, Miriama McDowell (Dark Horse, Hope and Wire and No.2) will play Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet while theatre and television veteran Edward Newborn will play Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. With over 40 years’ experience internationally, Newborn’s most recent credits include The Original Phantom of the Opera in Tokyo and the 2015 London season of Simpatico. He has also become a regular on television series including Xena, Hercules and Go Girls.

Named Actress of the Year for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth, Carmel McGlone has performed from Shakespeare to Schiller on virtually all New Zealand’s main stages, TV, film- as well as in Australia where she was part of Simon Phillip’s core ensemble at the State Theatre Company. Carmel also starred in acclaimed NZ movie Hook, Line and Sinker; both series of the Emmy-award winning online series Reservoir Hill as well as local tele-feature Rage and the TV series Girl vs Boy.

Full Cast List:
Aaron Richardson (TN: Viola/Cesario; R&J: Paris/Gregory)
Adrian Hooke (TN: Feste; R&J: Sampson/2nd Musician/1st Watchman)
Alexander Holloway (TN: Curio/Officer; R&J: Balthasar)
Carl Drake (TN: Orsino; R&J: Montague)
Carmel McGlone (R&J: Nurse/Lady Montague)
Christel Chapman (R&J: Juliet)
Daniel Watterson (TN: Olivia; R&J: Benvolio/ Friar John/ 3rd Watchman)
Edward Newborn (TN: Sir Toby Belch; R&J: Friar Lawrence/Old Capulet)
Jatinder Singh (TN: Antonio; R&J: Tybalt/ 2nd Watchman)
Jonathan Tynan-Moss (TN: Sebastian; R&J: Romeo)
Miriama McDowell (R&J: Lady Capulet)
Oscar West (TN: Musician; R&J: Musician)
Paul Willis (TN: Sir Andrew Aguecheek; R&J: Peter)
Phodiso Dintwe (TN: Valentine/Officer; R&J: Apothecary/Page/1st Musician)
Stanley Jackson III (TN: Malvolio; R&J: Mercutio/Escalus)
Stephen Butterworth (TN: Maria; R&J: Capulet)
   

Antony Starr talks to Chris Schulz about his new role

Taken from NZ Herald, by Chris Schulz.

Antony Starr says his next role on American TV screens won't take as much of a physical toll on him - and he's fine with that.

The Outrageous Fortune star is coming to the end of his run on Banshee, the violent Cinemax show that screens on Soho in New Zealand.

After four seasons in the grueling role, Starr says it's time for a change - and that's what he's getting with American Gothic.

"Banshee's been a great introduction (to America)," says Starr, who plays Lucas Hood, a criminal posing as a sheriff in a crooked Pennsylvanian town, on the ultra-violent show. "I'd come from doing a show in Australia that shall remain nameless and that was awful. I got picked out of that and stuck into a lead role on an American show (and) as far as I'm concerned it's been fantastic. It's been a hell of a ride. I've learned a lot, and I'm ready to take the next step."


Read the full article here.
   

Antony Starr cast in CBS drama ‘American Gothic’

Taken from Deadline, by Denise Petski.

Banshee’s Antony Starr has booked a major role opposite Justin Chatwin and Megan Ketch in American Gothic, CBS’ upcoming murder mystery summer drama series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.

Created by Corinne Brinkerhoff, American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.


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