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Tutor, Fergus Aitken is an internationally acclaimed physical theatre specialist. This workshop will take his students on a journey of play and exploration, developing physical awareness and techniques via games and improvisation. 

"I got way more out of it than I could have hoped for. Not just in the physical experience but on another level. Discovery of self..." - Nicole C. 

Date: Sunday 16 September, 2018

Time: 1.00 - 4.00pm

Venue: The Dark Room, Palmerston North

Full Cost: $55 per person ($40 earlybird discount payable by Friday 31 August, 2018)

There are two scholarship places available for this masterclass. For more details about the scholarships, contact Fergus Aitken, on

Adult Acting Classes

For ages 18+ • $140 • 7-9pm • 7 x 2 hour sessions

14 August - 25 September 2018

During the term we work on performance techniques such as stage presence, projection and collaboration. The goal is to inspire confidence and resilience in actors as well as have a play around and leave them with transferable skills that they can apply to their everyday lives. The term ends with a 30-45min play for friends and family that we spend the weeks rehearsing.

Ryan Knighton is an up-and-coming director and theatremaker, and a scholarship graduate of the International Institue of Modern Letters with an MA (Scriptwriting). He has recently worked with Wellington theatre company, A Slightly Isolated Dog, on their devised Circa show, Jekyll and Hyde. Ryan has directed many successful productions including I’ll Be Fine, which toured to the Basement Theatre in Auckland following a successful BATS season; as well as Ralph McCubbin Howell’s Second Afterlife at Circa Theatre in 2015. He has also been involved in prominent and cutting edge theatre companies including PlayShop (10 Things I Hate About Us - Fringe 2014 Best Improvised show) and Long Cloud Youth Theatre (Perfectly WastedText if You Get Lost). Currently he is performing in SpontaneoUS and was part of the 2017 National Theatresports Championship team that took first place.

For more info, e-mail Dan Pengelly or call (06) 354 5740.