HaBYT and 2e Media have teamed up to bring well known Kiwi film and TV actor, Peter Feeney to Hawke’s Bay to share his skills with local youth and adult talent. Amongst Peter’s film and TV credits are the hilarious dark comedy ‘Black Sheep’ and the serious television play ‘Siege’ which brought Peter to Napier for filming in 2011.
The two day workshop which will be held at the Nelson Theatre at Keirunga Gardens takes place on the first weekend in February.
“In these weekend workshops I’m going to cover all the territory around camera technique, auditions and self-testing. There will be a lot of screen time and playback. I’ll cover productive prep you can do for screen, and show how the approach for on set work and auditions must differ.” says Peter. Participants will meet and rehearse on one scene prior to their workshop using a technique sheet provided by Peter.
To help make the course more affordable and accessible, we have been fortunate to receive a grant from Hastings District Council via the Creative Communities Scheme. The course which normally costs $270 per participant has been subsidised to only $100 for students and $200 for adults. Places are limited for this exciting opportunity but we still have availability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
In other news…Andy is busy at work planning for 2014 productions and taking new enrolments for the year ahead with opportunities for students to explore and develop skills in all aspects of production as part of their theatre training. One of our 2013 students, Helen Howell, had her own taste of directing in Term 4 with a presentation to parents and families of Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations’ before a barbeque tea to round off the term. Helen clearly has a talent for directing and we hope to see more from her in the future!