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April Holiday Programmes: Audition Workshop 13+ Years


Wed 18 Apr 2018, 9:00am–3:00pm
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 9:00am–3:00pm

Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Audition Workshop 13+ Years: $130.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Develop practical skills to use in the film industry, and get ready to build your overall confidence and self-esteem as an actor with industry professionals Matt Dwyer and Mike Dwyer from Barefoot Casting!

This course will teach you to:
- Communicate and interpret acting concepts
- Develop critical analysis skills
- Recognise and evaluate acting forms
- Experience best professional practices in film and TV
- Meet film and TV industry professionals

Matt Dwyer has been a professional actor for 17 years. He trained at Auckland’s Unitec Drama School (97 – 99) and gained a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts. He has toured in theatre and performed many roles on-screen – most notably as Shortland Street's evil Dr. Brett Franklin (2014/15). His producing credits include the short film Intake (2009) and a comedy TV pilot The Acid Test. Matt has worked in the New Zealand casting industry since 2002. He and Mike have owned Barefoot Casting since 2005.

Mike Dwyer has worked as a professional actor for 18 years. He trained, performed and toured with The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London (87 – 90). In New Zealand, along with many acting roles – both on-screen and stage, he directed and devised theatre - How to Score Drugs (Solo Fringe Wgtn 1997) Sad Ape (Axe-with Group – Site-specific 1999).

He produced an adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (Herald Theatre 1998) directed Jackie Van Beek’s The Mayfly (Silo Theatre 2001) and directed a piece for the Short & Sweet Festival (2011). He has worked in the New Zealand casting industry since 2000.

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