For ages 16-21 • $700 / year
14 February - 8 December 2018 • Wednesdays 5PM-7.30PM
Basement Company has been running since 2005 and is an intensive full-year programme for emerging artists to gain professional level skills and experience.
Alumni of the company leave with experience in performance, stage craft, voice, improvisation, script analysis and devising. The programme is built around two public performances during the year. The first is a fully-mounted devised season of Peter Pan working alongside professional actors, director, designers and crew. For the second performance, the company brings well-known text, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, to life.
The company meets for a two-and-a-half hour workshop each week during term time, one full-day intensive per term, plus rehearsals, production week and performance season, twice yearly. Members attend all Centrepoint main bill productions for free as part of their learning.
The main tutor of the programme is Dan Pengelly, Artistic Director of Centrepoint Theatre. Daniel holds a Masters in Theatre Arts (Directing) from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and Victoria University. He was previously the Associate Director of The Court Theatre in Christchurch and has directed multiple productions around New Zealand. He is a veteran improviser and his main areas of expertise are comedy and devising.