WHAT WILL YOUR TOI STORY BE?

Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School

 

RUKU AO

New Zealand’s most innovative leadership programme

 

TOI ACTING

The most successful acting course in New Zealand for almost 50 years

 

TOI DESIGN

The only stage and screen design degree in New Zealand

 

TOI MANAGEMENT

A broad foundation for a fulfilling career

 

TOI COSTUME

The only course in New Zealand specialising in costume construction for stage and screen

I ref­er­ence my train­ing at Toi con­stantly. The act­ing course gave me con­fid­ence, tech­nique and stam­ina that have served me on every set and in every rehearsal or audi­tion room I have walked into.

Brooke WilliamsOutrageous Fortune, Spartacus, The Almighty Johnsons, The Shannara Chronicles

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New Zealand’s leading specialist tertiary education provider for the performing arts

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2018 Costume Workshop

2018 Costume Workshop

2018 Screen Acting Workshop

2018 Screen Acting Workshop

2018 Devising Masterclass

2018 Devising Masterclass

2018 Set & Props Workshop: Raygun Challenge

2018 Set & Props Workshop: Raygun Challenge

2018 Summer Intensive

2018 Summer Intensive

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Text Lab

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In Term 3, our first year actors collaborate with first year costumiers on a project we call “Text Lab”. Scenes from Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie are worked on with the direction of Director of Actor Training, Heather Timms, and Toi Acting and MTA graduate Erina Daniels.

The actors learn about building character and developing an approach to working with a classic text. A key question for them is, ‘How do I approach a text for performance when the world and words are not my own?’

This project is an opportunity for them to apply what they have been learning across the different strands of the Toi Actor training so far and deepen foundational actor craft that will serve them in both live and screen performance.

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Contact Us

Addresses, phone numbers, email and a map

STREET ADDRESS

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Road
Newtown
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

EMAIL

General Enquiries
drama@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

PHONE

+64 4 381 9251

POSTAL ADDRESS

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
PO Box 7146
Wellington South 6242
New Zealand

Key staff list

Christian Penny Director
christian.penny@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Heather Timms Director of Actor Training
heather.timms@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Emma Ransley Head of Design
emma.ransley@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9244

Kaarin Macaulay Head of Costume
kaarin.macaulay@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9247

Kris Wehipeihana Nola Millar Library Manager
library@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9218

Dan Slevin Marketing & Communications Manager
marketing@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9238
mob: +64 21 442 989

Craig Atkins School Registrar
craig.atkins@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
ddi: +64 4 381 9211

For application & student enquiries, please email apply@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

For visits and workshop enquiries, please contact workshops@toiwhakaari.ac.nz

Venue Hire

Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre (home of Toi Whakaari) is hugely exciting and alive, with high, cathedral-like ceilings. You are entering one of the best performance training facilities in New Zealand.

Toi Whakaari shares Te Whaea with the New Zealand School of Dance and the building is purpose built as a centre for teaching performing arts. Large and modern, with state of the art facilities, Te Whaea is located in Newtown on part of Wellington's 'green belt' nature reserve, five minutes drive from the heart of the city and has ample parking.

Te Whaea was previously the Winter Show Buildings in Newtown Wellington.

Space is occasionally available for hire when not in use by the Schools. Click here for information on spaces and costs.

To enquire about venue bookings please contact reception@tewhaea.org.nz.