The audition room is an opportunity for an actor to take ownership over their process. This invigorating one-day workshop focuses on how to prepare for, and engage with the audition process using a series of individual and group exercises. Participants will work with music, text and cameras to strengthen and empower their experience of the casting room. ‘An audition can be a truly rewarding experience when it isn’t about approval seeking. I’ve found myself saying to the people I coach for auditions ‘Don’t be good, be Wild!’ Every audition is an opportunity to fully extend yourself, to be generous with yourself, to be open, to be unique’ - Brita McVeigh.
Bio of host:
Brita McVeigh has worked in the NZ, Australian and United States film industries for 23 years. She has a cross-disciplinary practise where she coaches and collaborates with both acclaimed and emerging actors, writer and directors in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.“I’ve worked with Brita on two films…I’ve even called her from on set to get help with a scene. I would work with her on any project”. Bret McKenzie- Flight of the Conchords, Austenland, Two Little Boys.
“Brita has a unique ability to get right to the heart and mystery of an actor. She searches with the actor way beyond technique and method into territory where actors are individually at their most vulnerable and therefore able to perform with great truth and aliveness. She works not with the actor but with the person which is in my view how the great performances happen” Robyn Malcolm - Top of the Lake, Rake, Outrageous Fortune“I wouldn’t be acting without Brita. She is a master of depth. Her approach is brave and gentle and she is full of fun” Chelsie Preston Crayford - Logie Award for most outstanding new talent 2012.
“For years Brita has helped me with audition preparation and preparing for a role – whether than be exercises or provocations. But she has also shown me layers of the craft that I didn’t know existed. I now know what is required of an actor, what level or layer on must reach to truly transform” Kip Chapman, Top of the Lake, Apollo 13 Mission Control