Remarkable Theatre Workshops
Physical Theatre Workshop
Remarkable Theatre is delighted to announce a physical theatre workshop run by Auckland's Red Leap Theatre at Sherwood, Queenstown on the 28th of May. It runs from 6pm to 8pm. And costs only $30 to take part.
2 Day Workshop: 13 April - 14 April 2019
$150 for members & $175 for non-members.
5 Day Workshop: 13 April - 18 April 2019
$300 for members & $325 for non-members.
Remarkable Theatre is delighted to announce the Actors Playbook workshop with tutor John Goudge at the St John Rooms 10 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown.
28 February 2017
Thanks to Jacqui Ennis and Tom Tom Productions for an enlightening workshop on theatre lighting techniques.
24-26th November 2017
We were delighted to welcome Jonathon Hendry, the Artistic Director of the Fortune Theatre (Dunedin) for an inspirational weekend of learning.
How to Act Shakespeare
10 October 2015
Thanks to Tori Keating and Angela Newell for demystifying Shakespeare and teaching us iambic pentameter.
How to Audition
and Theatre Skills
A fantastic day was had by all at John Goudge's workshops on acting skills and how to audition. The morning concentrated on the core skills of an actor—voice, creating character, being open & responsive, playing actions & objectives and interpreting script. Everyone was told to bring an open mind and a sense of fun. We all had a lot of fun yelling Shakespearean insults at John - you "beetle-headed, flap ear'd, canker blossom". A beautiful monologue was interpreted and we learnt about understanding and expressing the emotion of words....and the power of a pause.
In the afternoon we learnt about preparing for an audition (theatre & film/TV). John talked about his experiences as an actor auditioning and as a Director casting other actors and some of the dos and don'ts. We then ran a mock audition for Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband". Most agreed that a lot was learnt from watching everyone else and that it removed a lot of fear about an audition!
"Thank you again for the workshops today. Had absolutely lovely, enjoyable, inspiring and special time. I hadn't even realised how much I've been missing acting!"
"I have really enjoyed the 3 workshops I have been to so far this year (how to write a play, acting and auditioning). I have been wanting to do theatre workshops for years and will definitely do my utmost to attend the Shakespeare one!"
"Thanks for such a fabulous day. I really enjoyed myself and it was completely inspirational."
How to Write a Play
Famous NZ playwright Roger Hall talked us through the fundamentals of writing full length stage plays.
Write little and often - at least 4 times a week
If you are not good at writing descriptions but great at writing dialogue then play writing is for you.
Rewrites- trim, cut, shorten, reduce.
Do characters come alive from what they say or are they all the same?
Proceeds from the workshop went to the Henderson Arts Trust and The Roger Hall Theatre Endowment Fund
Some of the lucky workshop participants with Roger Hall back row middle with glasses.