Sara Wiseman's "The Actor in Process" one day workshop is a practical and dynamic exploration, catered for each individual involved. It is focused towards and working up the actor's "instrument" physically, vocally, energetically and imaginatively within a safe and generous environment. A true actors gym session with a genuine sense of irreverence in risk taking. The feedback from previous classes says it all…" As an acting coach, Sara demonstrated a lifetime of acting experience, as well as an intimate knowledge of the craft and ability to direct me throughout my work in the most appropriate and distinguished way.."
Bio of host:
Sara Wiseman can pinpoint the exact moment she wanted to be an actor – it was on the set of Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures as stand in for Kate Winslet in 1994. After completing a Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts in Auckland in 1988, Sara has consistently worked on both stage and screen. Her big break came in 2001 as the lead in the TV series Mercy Peak as Dr Nicky Sommerville, which earned her Best Actress nominations at the 2002, 2003 and 2005 NZ Film and Television Awards. Sara is currently shooting series 4 of A Place to call Home. Other TV roles include Rake, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Outrageous Fortune, The Cult, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons and Crownies. She won Best Actress as Kate Sheppard in What Really Happened: The Women’s Vote at the NZ Television Awards in 2012. On the big screen, Sara has appeared in Human Traces, Nerve, Fatal Honeymoon, Love Birds, Rest for the Wicked, Luella Miller, Sione’s Wedding, Matariki, for which she won Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film at the NZ Film and Television awards in 2011, and The Insatiable Moon, which earned her Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film nomination at the same awards. Her vast stage credits include the New Zealand productions of Death of a Salesman, Amy’s View, Collected Stories, Cabaret, Ladies Night, Under Milk Wood, This Is How It Goes, Proof, Killer Joe, The Vagina Monologues and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. In Australia she starred in Hate at Melbourne’s Malthouse in 2013 and The Inn Keeper Christ Almighty in 2015.