MOST RECENT POSITIONS EMPLOYER: The Actors' Progran, Auckland - January 2012 - present. POSITION: Associate Program Manager DESCRIPTION: Teaching acting and performance skills as required part-time on the Program. Managing and strategically developing the course. Marketing, profile development, and outreach to the industry. Executive Production of short film projects and camera work. EMPLOYER Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa/New Zealand Drama School, Wellington March 1997 - March 2008. POSITION Senior Acting Tutor, Manager Acting Department and Head of Theoretical Studies. DESCRIPTION Managing and teaching Acting Programme (3 year Bachelor of Performance) with HOD Acting. Managing and teaching history, theory, and philosophy of theatre; acting methodology; acting for theatre; Shakespeare in performance; text in action; character development; public production and performance. Teaching text analysis, industry practice and performance technique as required on all courses (Acting, Design, Masters in Directing, Entertainment Technology, Arts Management and Costume Construction). Developing and writing student assessment on all courses. Direction of selected performances and many main stage productions including Shakespeare, classic and contemporary plays. Teaching, mentoring and providing tutorial supervision of BA in Acting students. Managing, designing, implementing and teaching and assessment of degree level performance research work. Managing of budgets and strategic overview systems and acting department staff. Managing systems and degree design/delivery for the Acting Department. Providing executive production of short films and camera work. SPECIALIST ROLES IN RELATED FIELDS Freelance writer, editor, reviewer, education and theatre consultant. Theatre and short film producer & director. Freelance director, actor, dramaturge and board member. Communications Manager for Waitangi Tribunal, Wellington (1995-1997). THEATRE TEACHING AREAS I am confidently able to structure courses and workshops based on a wide knowledge of all aspects of theatre, screen and performance, and can develop and lecture Drama or Theatre Studies papers based on, but not limited to: New Zealand theatre, Directing methods in new Zealand / Aotearoa and overseas. Contemporary and classic play texts - old and modern worlds. History, Theory and philosophy of theatre. Shakespeare (and contemporaries) in performances; Original Practice and post-Stanislavskian methods; form vs feeling; Shakespeare for actors, directors & teachers. Brecht and Political Theatre: 1960's onwards. Text-based acting methodologies. diverse approaches to acting analysis and craft: Action-based, Episodic; Imaged-based; Stanislavski; Narrative. Crating / devising theatre in group or solo forms. Developing communication skills and presence; Leadership training. Genre, space and narrative. Presence, connection, and screen technique. Public speaking and Leadership skills. OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2013 Acting and Improvisation Teacher - National Girls Brigade Convention. Action Stations ASB Arena, Tauranga. 2012 The Cognitive Institute, Auckland. Actor/Educator for Dr. Carolyn Russell. 2011 External Moderator for Theatre Studies M.A. Student University of Waikato. 2009 to 2012 Theatre and Acting Teacher. Drama for children and adults. Vanessa Byrnes School of Drama, Tauranga. Secondary Teacher in Drama, Dance and English. Fixed term contract on LAT, Tauranga Girls' College. 2002 Shakespeares Workshop. Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre. Tutor - Acting, Master class for Professional Actors. Guest Lecturer (Shakespeare) Theatre & Film Section, Victoria University of Wellington 204: 2nd year History of Theatre. Guest Lecutrer & Tutor; St Mary's High School, Wellington. Shakespeare Final year students. 2001 Tutor - Acting, Nelson. Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ National Training School Tutor - Acting. Christchurch. Christchurch Drama Centre Trust week-long intensive Summer School. 2000 Acting Tutor. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, Eduction Department. 1999, 3005, 2009 National Assessor, Sheilah Winn National Festival of Shakespeare in Schools, Wellington. 1997-2008 History, Theory & Philosophy of Theatre, Text Analysis, Acting Methodology & Directing Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School. 1997 Text Analysis - Year One, Shakespeare & Middleton scenes, Year One. Production Moderation & Feedback Year Two. Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School. 1996 Text Analysis & History of Theatre, Year One. King Lear scenes, Year One. Production Moderation & Feedback. History of Theatre, Year One. Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School. 1995 Directing (scenes), Year One. Toi Whakaari, NZ Drama School. 1991 - 1992 NZ Literature, Year Two, NZ Government & Society. Te Timatanga Hou, University of Waikato. 1990 - 1991 Ontroduction to Literature, Year One. University of Waikato. PAPERS 2014 'Shared Experiences': Influence, Tradition and the Legacy of Mike Alfreds in New Zealand Professional Theatre Practice at the Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Association (ADSA) Conference 2014, Wellington June 2014 2012 'Performing Emotions' co-presented with Professor David McKie. 'Stand and Unfold Your Praxis': Reflections in connecting experiments to make theatre directing and leadership learning more dynamic. Sixth Art of Management and Organisation Conference, University of York, UK. 2011 'Stand and Unfold Your Praxis': Directing Directions with 'Text and Shakespeare in NZ Professional Theatre at the Learning Curves (NZ Postgraduate) Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton. 2009 'The Value of, Place of, and need for Creativity'. Keynote speaker: NZ Women's Business Conference, Tauranga. 2008 'A Profesional Approach'(March). Guest Speaker Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, Tauranga. 2007 'Keeping It Fresh': Keynote Address at the Learning Curves FASS Graduate Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton. 2000 'Around the Globe in 70 Days: Directing Shakespeare in Performance at the Globe Theatre'. Victoria University of Wellington English Section; Toi Whakaari; George Andrews Memorial Lecture, Wellington Shakespeare Society, Wellington. 1999 "Constructing the Stuff that Dreams are Made On': Bi-cultural Training Processes of Investigation and Training at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. ADSA Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.