Brand new workshop for actors rolling out in Wellington

September 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here’s some details of a new workshop to help actors function as arts entrepreneurs which the NZAG is running in October in Wellington. If the workshop is a a success we will be looking to an Auckland version in the near future….


Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2011
Saturday: 9.15 am registration, 9.30 am start – 5.30 pm
Sunday: 9.15 am arrival, 9.30 am start – 5.30 pm

Toi Poneke Community Room, 61-65 Abel Smith St

COST: $300 +GST for non-members / $225 +GST for members
Introductory membership fee until 31 March 2012 is $50 +GST

What’s My Brand? is a professional acting workshop to learn what typing and branding can do for you and to get some perspective from leading industry professionals – Peter Feeney (actor / teacher), Miranda Harcourt (actor / acting coach) and Liz Mullane (casting director/ actor). The workshop will give you a better understanding of your strengths as an actor and how best to serve your talent.

Miranda Harcourt will talk about the importance of ‘Connection in Performance’.

Liz Mullane will conduct a Q&A session about casting, headshots, presenting yourself at auditions.

Peter Feeney will work with actors on their monologue and scene, and facilitate workshop exercises on Branding, First Impressions and What’s My Type.

– To book your place contact Anita at NZAG, include headshot and CV
– Invoice on acceptance
– Pay 20% non-refundable deposit to secure your place, pay outstanding amount by 1 October
– Workshop packs will be sent out upon receipt of deposit
– We have places for up to 20 actors
– Place preference goes to NZAG members, including new members

Miranda Harcourt

Miranda Harcourt’s long-running career as both actor and acting teacher has seen many notable excursions into screen work – from television soaps like Gloss and tele-movie Clare to the dramatic feature For Good, which she helped bring to the screen.

Liz Mullane

Liz Mullane trained as an actor in theatre and improvisation. Liz is a comedy specialist and appeared as core cast in – TV sketch comedy – Issues, More Issues, and That Comedy Show. Her film roles include Heavenly Creatures and Brain Dead. Liz is also an experienced casting director with recent films such as 1&2, District 9, Avatar, and of course The Lord of the Rings trilogy to her name.

Peter Feeney

Peter Feeney has worked in TV, film and theatre in New Zealand and Australia, including at Circa, Court, Fortune and the Queensland Theatre Company. He has had lead or ongoing roles in numerous TV shows and telemovies, including for UK, US, Australian and NZ networks.
Peter has taught actors since 2000 in Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School in Wellington. He has participated in workshops, theatre and Film productions with Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company, London), Robert Benedetti (Award-winning US Film producer and Broadway theatre Director), Rob Marchant (Sydney Film Director and proponent of the Mike Leigh method) and Dean Carey (Director, Actors Centre Australia).
See Peter’s full film and TV credits ( and find his full bio (


‘I can thoroughly recommend Peter as a marvellous proponent of the principles and techniques he has encountered and uses himself in his acting processes. He is a gifted man with much to contribute to his profession.’ Dean Carey, Director, Actors Centre Australia.

‘You are a wonderfully insightful and optimistic actor, and this allows you to draw the very best work out of everyone.’ Lotte St. Clair, Sydney Participant, Bell Shakespeare Co Actor


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