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Teens Acting Class

Class Times:

Wednesdays 6.15pm-7.15pm



Term 2 2024: 10 Classes ($400)


Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato Gate 1

Do you love acting?


Do you come alive when you're bringing imaginary worlds and characters to life?

Have you enjoyed acting in drama classes, theatresports, shakespeare, community theatre, and want to take your craft to the next level? Are you interested in auditioning for productions, drama school, short films or features? 

Teens Acting class is an energetic and inclusive boutique acting class focusing on developing the skills of the professional actor.

Alongside a great group of new friends, students will gain tools for developing rich and complex characters, deconstructing scripts and developing creative expression, inner confidence and unselfconsciousness in performance.

All levels of experience are welcome in our class - the only requirements are passion for performing and kindness and support for your fellow students.


Here's what you'll do in class:

  • Explore a range of exercises, games and techniques to help you perform truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

  • Work with your classmates to find deep connection, presence and unselfconsciousness in your acting.

  • Learn how to analyse, deconstruct and perform scripts from a range of sources (films, plays, monologues).
  • Develop your Actor's Tools (Voice, Body and Imagination) so that you can freely express yourself in the moment.
  • Experience the key differences between acting for film and theatre.

  • Gain inner confidence and self belief. Become comfortable being 100% yourself and learn to value who you are and what you bring with you. 

Meet The Teacher


Scot is a highly experienced actor, director and voice teacher who specialises in musical theatre. A familiar face to Waikato audiences, his recent roles include Javert in Les Miserables, Mr Banks in Mary Poppins and Msr. Andre in The Phantom of the Opera. 

He has taught, performed and directed musicals throughout New Zealand for over 10 years, and particularly enjoys helping young performers build confidence and self-esteem through theatre.

Scot has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and has trained with NIDA Acting Techniques in Melbourne and at the Globe Theatre, London as a member of the NZ Young Shakespeare Company. He was the NZ Top Scholar in Drama and has continued his professional development through workshops with a range of NZ acting luminaries including Simon Ferry, Stuart Devenie, Miranda Harcourt, Colin McColl, and Rachel Henry. 

His teaching style is positive and inclusive, with a special emphasis on inner confidence and unselfconsciousness.

Te Whare  Tapere Iti


Classes take place at the stunning Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, at the University of Waikato.

Our light filled space Te Whare features a floor to ceiling window looking out over the lake, and a spacious playing area for your creativity to flourish. There is ample space in the Academy’s beautiful foyer if you arrive early or have people waiting for you, and the campus grounds make for a lovely walk too.

My goal with this class is to create the learning environment I dreamed of as a young actor, and help you find your tribe in the process.