Tutors for the
Sam Haft from The Actor’s Centre, Australia, who will be directing the exciting Focus Workshops, is described by his peers as “a brilliant and encouraging teacher, with a wealth of knowledge in all methods of acting; his enthusiasm is contagious!” Since graduating from NIDA Sam’s career has encompassed working on BBC productions in the UK, a BAFTA award winning TV series, considerable live theatre, film and TV work and as a playwright, composer, musical director and tutor.
Focus is for a selected group of mature students and runs on two consecutive weekends (Friday night to Sunday night) in January.
Apply to be considered for this unique opportunity. Go to the 2012 Focus Workshop Tab
The incomparable Helen Medlyn has been signed, to teach with Sam Haft from the Actors Centre in Sydney, to give you a Focus Workshop experience you will never forget.
A self-described “girl of all trades”, Helen's performance career has encompassed jazz chanteuse, dancer, actress, musical theatre performer, narrator, classical concert singer, voice-over artiste, opera diva and cabaret entertainer….. sometimes all in the same performance!!!!
With an innate sense of fun and musicality Helen has been acclaimed both in New Zealand and overseas for stamping her own style on all she does. Since leaving her ‘day job’ as a television and radio producer at an advertising agency in 1989, Helen has established herself as a New Zealand performing arts icon.
Honoured as an Art Foundation of New Zealand Laureate in 2002, she is now a regular guest with opera companies and orchestras throughout Australasia, Asia, America and Britain.