with Peter Feeney.


Here we work on scenes and characters from plays and films that Peter Feeney has acted in, and/ or written or directed – such as Blind Bitter Happiness (TV, watch on, Black Sheep (Film) and Milo’s Wake (theatre). We will bring relevant tools to bear like keywording, expectations, second track, scene actions and given circumstances. Our character work will cover the lists, animal work, observation, talking the character, solo work, physical work and group character improvisations.

You’ll also learn a new emotional language; how to bring your personal emotional world to the work and utilise your nervous energy and doubt. We’ll delve into how the character’s outer action/ behaviour/ strategy/ feeling relates to their actual inner emotion. We’ll use physical and vocal exercises to get actors out of their heads and into their body, imagination and voice.

The 3rd to final session will be Show-reel – using a show reel standard camera and operator to scenes or monologues for you to take away. The 2nd to final session will be a rehearsal for the final class. The final class will be a presentation for friends and family. This performance will be on the Sunday June 16.

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: Friday May 10 – June 14, 2024. Performance on Sunday June 16.
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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