with Peter Feeney.


It’s nerve wracking to be watched. It’s always you up there. But every role you play has not been written specifically for you. The audience don’t see you. They see a character. Understanding how to create a character can free you from self-consciousness and free your acting.

This course is all about pushing beyond your conception of what you can do, powering beyond boundaries, discovering how big you can go to end up finding your specific, subtle, acting sweet spot. It’s all very challenging, and very rewarding. You’ll surprise yourself!

We’ll start with several sessions of Acting Gym to build group trust, with intensive warmups and scene work.

Then, working on monologues of your own choice and some scenes from classic plays and films, we’ll find what freedom in acting means for you with vocal, mask and physical exercises to activate your voice, body and imagination into the written word.

We will use character masks in some sessions.


Tutor Peter Feeney

Peter Feeney has been a professional actor since 1994, working in UK, US, Australian and NZ Theatre, TV & Film. He runs his own Auckland Screen Acting school, the Actors Lab Studio, and is a guest teacher at Drama schools and for organisations such as MEAA, NZ Equity and SDGNZ. Peter is also a published author and has written numerous articles and several screenplays and books. His handbook on acting, ‘Acting and How to Survive it,’ was published in 2020 to great acclaim.
He’s recently been casted for a feature film with among others Amy Adams, Jenny Ortega and Cilliam Murphy’s son.

Pay the Registration Fee to secure a place on the course.
Pay the Final Fee before the Course begins.

N.B. Don’t pay for the Course until  you have been accepted!


Dates: Thursday May 9 – June 20, 2024.
Duration: 7 weeks.
Times: 6pm– 10pm (4 hours)
Fee: €525
Registration Fee: €200 Final Fee: €325

To get the most out of this class, please order Peter’s book

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