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to Interact

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We Create Awesome Stuff

Interact Drama Classes started in 1996 as a single adult class by a trio of local actor/director professionals - Martin Phelan, Cindy Diver and Hilary Norris. Since then we have built that single class into the ten classes with 170+ students of all-ages school that it is today. Our classes are held in the Queens Room of 97 Moray Place, Dunedin NZ

Build empowerment

The philosophy behind our classes has always been the empowerment of students with confidence, creativity and performance knowledge.

Expert Teaching

All Interact tutors are professionals by trade, making their living in the performance industry and bringing to their teaching practical and proven performance skills and training techniques .

Live performances

The skills gained are put into practice, as we believe 'acting is doing', and the students work on small performances in the class space, and twice-yearly productions produced for family and friends.

Something For every Age

All new students can enrol for the first class as an introduction before committing for the term, and if they decide it’s not for them then they only pay for that one session attended.

Primary

We have separated our primary school students into 5-6yrs and 7-10yrs aged groups.

Intermediate

For students who are in school years 7 & 8 (aged 11-12).

Highschool

Split into two age groups Junior High (aged 13-15) and Young Adults (aged 15-18yrs)

Adult

This class caters for any adults aged 18 and over with any range of skill level and experience.

Tutors

Meet The TEam

Our success depends on the strength of our team. All Interact tutors are professionals by trade, making their living in the performance industry and bringing to their teaching practical and proven performance skills and training techniques. As professionals we know that there is no 'one' method of performance training that works for everybody, so we have cut and paste different styles/techniques to tailor-make the classes to suit the needs and skill levels of our students.

Mike Johnson

Cindy is a Dunedin based professional actor, director, writer, and the owner-manager of Theatreworks Ltd.

Cindy Diver
Director/Tutor

Jessica Specter

Alice has always had a passion for Drama and it was her early years of being involved in school productions, speech lessons and Shakespeare in the Park in Invercargill that inspired her to move to Dunedin to study Theatre Studies at the University of Otago

Alice Keirle
Senior Tutor

Lynda Smith

Sara Georgie has enjoyed a vibrant career in theatre in Dunedin from acting onstage in several productions to choreographing musicals and stage managing shows

Sara Georgie
Senior Tutor

Lynda Smith

Dunedin grown Theatre Practitioner, Miriam, has enjoyed the opportunity of learning from and working alongside many in the Dunedin theatre community.

Miriam Noonan
Senior Tutor

See our full
Tutors list Here

We also bring in professional actor/coaches in our skills terms who take workshops on their specialised techniques; including Shakespeare, Acting for Screen, Movement, Script Analysis, Laban, Voice and Accents.

Live Theatre

Every year we show case the skills our students have gained.

Getting our students up on stage acting is a strong focus for our classes, and every second term we get them in front of an audience to put their skills into practice.

Classes

Our Prospectus

Nurturing Dunedin’s growing talent both young and old all since 1991 we have many classes to suit each age and skill level.

Introductory sessions: New students can enrol and come along to the first class as an introduction before committing for the term, and if they decide it’s not for them, they only pay for that one session attended.

Location: Our classes are held in 97 Moray Place, Dunedin in the Queens Room.

view or Download our Class details HERE

term dates for 2021

 

We Are Actors
We Are Performers
We Are Tutors
We Are Professionals

— Acting classes to increase confidence , co-operation, communication and stage skills —

Our performances

Some Recent Projects

The skills gained in the classes are put into practice (as we believe 'acting is doing'), and the students work on small performances in the class space, and twice-yearly productions produced for family and friends.

Our FEES and Dates

great affordable prices

Download our full list of fees HERE

Primary

5-6yrs old Monday 4pm-4.45pm Class ($110)

7-10yrs old Tuesdays 4-5pm & 5-6pm Classes ($150)

 

Intermediate

10-12yrs old Wednesday 4-5pm

or Wednesday 5-6pm ($150)

 

highschool

13-15yrs old Monday 5-6pm Class ($150)

15-18yrs old Thursday 4-5pm Class ($150)

ADULT

Adults Monday 6.30-7.30pm Class ($160)

 

We've Done Alot

Some of the cool facts about us

26
years
52
Tutors
398
Performances
2620
students

Come join the fun!

INTERACT SCHOLARSHIPS

Giving back To the community

Every term Interact Drama Classes is pleased to offer up to four scholarships to students who have the drive and talent to learn acting skills with us. The scholarships cover the full fees for the term. There are two sections to the Interact scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PDF's CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM HERE.

PDF LINK Primary School Age form.

PDF LINK Intermediate, Junior High and Young Adults/Adults Age form.

If you have any questions about the process please contact us for help.

 

Contact

Keep In Touch

Tel: 027 431 4025

97 Moray Place, in the Queens Room
Dunedin, New Zealand

interact@theatreworks.co.nz
www.interactdrama.co.nz

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