At this Equity Workshop for newcomers to her work Miranda will present material and exercises around her Five Tools: Connection, White Space, Internal landscape Vista/Objects and Journey. You will work with partners, play connecting games and work on mini-scripts. Miranda will show images and footage to illustrate the actors' journey and ways in which actors can heighten and intensify relationships, text analysis and behaviour. She draws on elements as disparate as Deaf sign language and her work in prisons to illuminate the acting process.
Bio of host:
Miranda has most recently worked as a coach with Garth Davis on his films LION (Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman) and MARY MAGDALENE (Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix). She is currently in post-production on her first feature as a co-director THE CHANGEOVER. She has worked with actors and directors on films such as THE LOVELY BONES, BRIGHT STAR, SOUL SURFER and BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. She was head of the acting department at Toi Whakaari - NZ Drama School for seven years and now works on skype and around the world as a coach on set and in schools such as AFTRS, the London Film School and The Actors' Centre.