This free two day workshop offers theatre training for young people aged 14-24 years. Suitable for all levels of experience, it’s led by professional tutors from the Massive teaching team. You will learn theatre foundation skills and techniques, and explore different ways of making theatre pieces using your own ideas and stories. The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm each day at the Actors’ Programme, 283 Karangahape Rd.
TUTORS: Wesley Dowdell and Celeste De-Freitas
Wesley Dowdell joined Massive Company at the age of 17, going on to perform in many productions including ‘Sons of Charlie Paora,’ ‘100 Cousins,’ and ‘My Bed My Universe.’ In 2007 a guest turn playing a gormless tow truck driver on ‘Outrageous Fortune’ blossomed into an ongoing role. In 2014 he got behind the drumkit - playing Knuckles in comedy series ‘Coverband.’ Wes is a tutor on our Foundations workshop programme and for Massive Nui Ensemble.
Celeste De-Freitas has been with Massive since 2016, when she joined Massive Nui Ensemble. She performed in emerging artists’ shows ‘Chance to Ignite’ in 2016, and ‘Sightings’ in 2017. Celeste trained as a tutor in 2018, and is now part of the Massive teaching team.