Screen Acting Classes – Auckland Based For Adults

These professional Auckland Screen Acting classes for adults,  focus on the necessary techniques and skills that are vital when auditioning for/or acting on camera. They are also brilliant for people wishing to improve their presentation and public speaking skills. The classes run all year in the Grey Lynn Community Centre, Auckland.

Each Screen Acting class is made up of different content enabling students to continue with classes for as long as it suits them. Classes cater to all levels of ability providing  students with a comprehensive ‘toolkit’ for Film and TV acting, stage acting, audtioning on screen and public speaking. The teachers also bring in guest tutors to provide advice and insight as to what’s expected in the industry, especially in New Zealand.

“I was so impressed with the variety of teachers from various acting backgrounds.  It made this course feel so professional.  The tutors offered us plenty of techniques to help develop realistic characters.  I would thoroughly recommend this course.”  Jospehine Rawstorne – ZERO WASTE Business Development

Screen Acting Class: Monday 7 – 9pm

  • Discover how to look yourI think he needs that!!! - Nov.11 best on camera
  • Learn exactly what casting agents in Auckland are looking for when you audition and how to provide that
  • Short acting scripts or improvised scenes are filmed and played back for review and improvement  
  • Students are shown how to tackle a drama script, transform text into action and make strong character choices in their acting
“If you are seeking to improve your screen acting performance, auditioning for ads, films or just to have pure fun, these are the classes for you!  I honestly gained so much more confidence, grounding and clarity as to my direction in life regarding the magical art of creativity.  The energy of the various tutors, including guest stars, was lovely, making me feel unique and nutured.  Our group reflected honest, healthy feedback so everyone enjoyed the wonderful learning and good results that occurred.  Combined with learning great skills, I gained useful information about re-connecting into the industry.  If you are curious about discovering your inner screen actor, I would recommend you give these courses a go!  They do provide the ‘cutting edge’ and really know their stuff.” – Angela Briggs

Screen Acting Masterclass Advanced: Monday 7 – 8.30pm

  • Learn how to bring drama  scripts to life and create authentic characters
  • Develop realistic characters by understanding their motivation
  • Learn in-depth about characterisation, subtext and backstories
  • Take your confidence and skills to the next level for screen acting work


The Tutors: 

Miryam Jacobi

Miryam loves to see people succeed and is a working actor, director and motivator.Image result for miryam jacobi

She has a Batchelor of Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari in Wellington and studied under Miranda Harcourt. Her exensive qualifications include:

  • Voice study at Shakespeare’s Globe In London
  • Lucid Body Workshop in London
  • Royal Academy of Dance
  • American Accent Study
  • SGCNZ for the young Shakespeare Company

With her wide experience in both screen and stage work, her dynamic style of tutoring enables people to improve on their skill base and take their screen acting skills to a higher level.  Her aim is to teach people to become more confident in the way they approach acting and auditioning.  Her classes enable people to be more present in the moment and create authentic performances on screen.


Ella Hope-Higginson

Ella is an actor, writer and film maker.  She has a Bachelor in Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari and has also trained with Miranda Harcourt and Brita McVeigh.  She works professionally across both NZ stage and screen and has done a multitude of training workshops with award winning local and international casting agents.




Olivia Mahood

Olivia is an actor, director and multidisciplinary artist working across film, television, live performance and radio. She has a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari drama school and has also trained with Miranda Harcourt, Brita McVeigh and Joan Scheckel. She draws on both the techniques she learnt from Joan Scheckel in LA and her own personal experience in the screen industry.


Terms of Fees

Fees to be paid in full before the start of term or at first class.  A payment plan can be organised if needed

Payment Details: BNZ 02-0272-0042538-000
Account Name: Sioux Manning