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Drama Tuesday (8-10 Years)

Tim Bray Theatre Company's youth theatre students will develop skills to express themselves creatively and confidently through story-telling, acting and ensemble work while engaging with a professional theatre company.

Tim Bray TAPAC
Acting & Drama
  • Tuesdays, to
    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Tim Bray Theatre Company, Jess Loudon, Brit O'Rourke

Tim Bray Theatre Company's youth theatre classes offer a fun and varied programme where students can develop their creativity, performance techniques and confidence.

The creative talents of students are nurtured in order for them to grow as actors and as communicators.

Led by tutors from Tim Bray Theatre Company, this programme also invites guest teachers from the theatre industry to introduce specific skills to students.

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Teaching artist

Tim Bray Theatre Company TAPAC

Tim Bray Theatre Company

Established 30 years ago, Tim Bray Theatre Company is recognised as Auckland's leading theatre for children and is administered by The Operating Theatre Trust, a registered charitable trust. Founder Tim Bray  is the best-selling playwright for children in New Zealand and has been awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for services to children and theatre. 

Teaching artist

Jess Loudon TAPAC

Jess Loudon

Jess graduated from the prestigious 2.5 Year Conservatory Program at Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC in 2012. Her most recent Australian theatre credits include: The Works of William Shakespeare by Chicks (as producer and actor – Sydney Fringe Festival), Measure for Measure and The Servant of Two Masters (Sport For Jove), the National Tour of The Dream (Bell Shakespeare). Jess has also performed extensively Off-Broadway in New York. Since 2021, Jess has had a recurring role as Beth Haynes on The Brokenwood Mysteries for TVNZ.  In 2018, she joined Pop Up Globe Auckland to perform in their critically acclaimed Summer Season as Queen Elizabeth in Richard III and Lady Stephanie Mountjoy in The Taming of the Shrew. In 2019, Jess moved to Auckland permanently and took up a position as Head Tutor for the Revels (15-18 years) for Pop Up Globe’s Education Department where she continued to pursue her two great loves of Shakespeare and Theatre in Education. Since the closure of Pop Up Globe, Jess has continued to teach Speech and Drama at a number of schools in Auckland – she currently teaches at Kings School. 

Teaching artist

Brit O'Rourke TAPAC

Brit O'Rourke

Brit is an actor and graduate of The Actors Program. They hold an ATCL diploma in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London, studied Theatre at Te Herenga Waka - University of Wellington, and credit Long Cloud Theatre Company for the foundations of their theatre-making craft. Over the years Brit has performed in a wide range of productions ranging from ensemble, to solo performance. Brit is passionate about the transformative powers of live performance and collaboration; especially with our young people.