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T E A C H I N G :  MASTER CLASSES

FLYING SOLO
Telling the Story in Song
Available for solo singers or choirs

In this workshop each participant is directed in a musical theatre song of their choice.  There is a strong emphasis on identifying and developing the inner monologue, and how this focus serves the greater goal – that of engaging at a deeper level with the story of the song and, consequently, with the audience.  Participants receive individual detailed direction and have the opportunity to observe their fellow classmates and engage fully in the process.

THE CRAFT OF ACTING
Deepening and Enriching the Actor's Performance

In this workshop participants are directed in scenes or monologues.  There is a strong emphasis on identifying and developing acting craft, including playing actions, identifying objectives and actions, processing (developing the inner monologue), pace, and use of the breath.  Participants have the opportunity to observe other participants and engage fully in the process.


photo: Mat Boutet


DIRECTING ACTORS

In this workshop, Jennifer works closely with directors in a scene study situation, to help develop acting craft and enable the deepening of the actor’s performance.

SPEECH COACHING/COMMUNICATION TRAINING

Jennifer also does Speech Coaching/Communication Training.  Click here for info.


Send enquiries about Jennifer's teaching to enquiries@jenniferwardlealand.com.


2017

Trinity College, Christchurch (The Craft of Acting, 27 May)

Trinity College, Auckland (The Craft of Acting, 20 May)

University of Auckland, School of Music, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (Flying Solo; 11 May)

Matamata Dramatic Society (The Craft of Acting; 29-30 April)

New Zealand Singing School (musical theatre faculty; 5-15 January)

2016

University of Auckland, School of Music, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (Flying Solo; 15 September)

Music Theatre New Zealand (Flying Solo; 20-21 August)

Howick Little Theatre (The Craft of Acting; 6-7 August),

Equity Foundation Workshop, Wellington (The Craft of Acting; 11 June)

Waihi Drama Society (The Craft of Acting; 4-5 June)

Choral workshop, New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir (23 April)

The Actors' Program (Flying Solo; 11-14 April)

The Actors' Program (The Craft of Acting; 4-7 April)

2015

Visiting vocal coach, University of Canterbury School of Music, Christchurch (14-15 October)

Equity Foundation Workshop, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch (The Craft of Acting; 10 October)

The Actors' Program (Flying Solo; 20-23 April)

The Actors' Program (The Craft of Acting; 1-2 April)

New Zealand Singing School (musical theatre faculty; 7-17 January)

2014

Howick Little Theatre (The Craft of Acting; 30-31 August)

Hamilton Operatic Society (Flying Solo; 2-3 August)

Tauranga Musical Theatre/16th Avenue Theatre (The Craft of Acting; 12-13 July)

Hamilton Operatic Society (The Craft of Acting; 8-9 March)

Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School, Emerging Musical Theatre Professionals Workshop (specialist musical theatre tutor; 27 January-1 February)

Centre City Music Theatre (Flying Solo; 16 January)

2013

Tauranga Musical Theatre (Flying Solo; 26 October)

Diocesan School for Girls, year 13 students (specialist acting tutor; 6 September)

The Actors' Program (Flying Solo; 22-24 April)

2012

Howick Little Theatre (The Craft of Acting; 18-19 August)

The Actors' Program (Flying Solo; 5-12 June)

2011

Howick Little Theatre (Directing Actors; 24-25 September)

New Zealand Actors' Equity (Flying Solo; 17 July)

Auckland Theatre Company Summer School (Flying Solo; January)

2010

Auckland Theatre Company Summer School (Flying Solo; 13 January)

2009

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, second year actors (specialist musical theatre tutor and director of final recital; 15-17 September)

New Plymouth Girls High School, Taranaki International Festival of the Arts School Programme (specialist musical theatre tutor; 30 July)

Howick Little Theatre (Directing Actors; 21-22 March)

Centre City Music Theatre Summer School (Flying Solo; 15 January)

Auckland Theatre Company Summer School (Flying Solo; 14 January)

2008

Howick Little Theatre (The Craft of Acting; 22-23 November)

Centre City Music Theatre Summer School (Flying Solo; January)

2006

The Performing Arts School of New Zealand (Flying Solo; 15-17 September)

Howick Little Theatre (The Craft of Acting)

2005

The Performing Arts School of New Zealand, Star Turn singing workshop (specialist musical theatre tutor; 1-2 October)

Unitec (Flying Solo; 19-21 September)

 

 

Flying Solo

"Jennifer creates such a safe, fun, encouraging learning environment that I felt brave enough to give things a go. Despite not being at all confident with singing. I had fun with my performance and it was such a treat seeing other people's songs come to life too. She also calls it like it is which is hugely helpful and will push people in just the right way to uncover very simple yet powerful performance".

"This was amazing! She made me approach my song in a totally unique and thoughtful way. I learned more in 15 minutes with her than I did in all the time I had spent on the song previously. Well worth doing!"

Flying Solo – Choir

Flying Solo, choir: "The work that you did with New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir was absolutely amazing. The choir members and staff were so thrilled that you helped us to unlock the emotion of each piece. You could tell that we were all connecting more with the material the next day and members of the audience noticed this. Your work also helped me as a conductor, and I have found identifying the objective and processing it throughout a performance guides my gestures more now. Our accompanist also found the same with his playing".

[follow-up] "The New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir have just returned from our Canadian Tour. The work that you did with us enabled us to fully communicate and touch the lives of the audiences we performed for overseas. Myself and the Choir performed all our music by memory and were able to process the objectives consistently during every performance. Thank you so much; I would love you to come and work with us again in the future– you are a star!"

The Craft of Acting

"I don't think I have ever been so totally absorbed for a very long time!  I honestly enjoyed EVERY MINUTE of your workshop.  I have learnt so much and now all I want to do is put it all into practice!"

"The weekend was quite simply the best. The best tuition. The best opportunity. The best value. Honest, intense, direct, valuable, inspirational. If I take away a kernel from these things I feel it has been worthwhile. I have come away from this one with a harvest".

"Just a quick note to say thank you again for your excellent workshop in Wellington on Saturday. I got so much out of the day. It was probably the single most useful day of practical acting training I've experienced in recent years, and I left feeling inspired and curious and excited about the craft. I really appreciate your generosity in taking the time to share your knowledge and experience with us. You created an environment where everybody in the room felt supported and safe which allowed us to learn together.

 

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