***Please note registering for this event does not guarantee your participation as spots are limited. If selected for the Rehearsal Room you will be contacted personally by DEGNZ as the date approaches***
The Rehearsal Room brings together professionals - actors and directors - in a safe, supportive environment to PRACTISE working with each other on scenes.
Register below to have your name in the draw to participate. For each event 4 directors and 8 actors will be selected. ONLY Actors Equity actors and DEGNZ directors are permitted entry to The Rehearsal Room. There will be an experienced moderator guiding each event.
You need only register once. Your name will remain in the draw unless you ask us to remove it. If we pull your name from the hat we’ll phone or text you to see if you are available to participate.
Who is The Rehearsal Room for?
Professional actors and directors. It is open to Actors Equity and DEGNZ members of all levels of experience, from novices to virtuosos.
Directors will be asked to provide a two-character scene (2 pages) or, if you prefer, a scene will be provided for you. Directors and actors will receive scripts in advance.
Structure of the event
Directors and actors will spend time rehearsing their scenes, with emphasis on connection and content.
After morning tea, participants will block their scenes, before presenting them for shooting, followed by viewing and discussion. The shooting is a wide shot only, intended as a means to review performance, not for directors to direct camera.
The Rehearsal Room is hosted by Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand and the Equity Foundation, with financial support from New Zealand Film Commission.