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Acting & Drama
  • Thursdays, to
    07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Tim Bray Theatre Company, Francesca 'Frankie' Brown

An exciting performance-focused class for young actors aged 17-19 who need a place to learn and perform. Join Tim Bray Theatre Company and learn skills you will carry into future study and future careers...

Weekly 2-hour classes are designed for young actors to work within a variety of theatre styles, scripts, and acting techniques as they prepare for each term’s performance. There are 10 drama classes per term plus the final weekend performance (you must be available on this day) directed by the class tutor and supported by the professional team from the Tim Bray Theatre Company.

Specialist tutors will be invited to workshop with the students to deepen their understanding of their craft. If students show interest there will be opportunities to expand into stage management and other production tasks.

One scholarship in 2022 will be available for students enrolled in this class to apply for if they are continuing their studies in any area of the performing arts at a tertiary institution.

Payment plan available

*This class requires a minimum of 7 students

TAPAC requires its visitors aged 12+ to show proof of double vaccination - please see how TAPAC will operate within The Covid-19 Protection Framework HERE

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

Francesca Browne TAPAC

Francesca 'Frankie' Brown

Francesca Browne is an emerging theatre practitioner,  screen-writer and director. She was a member of Massive Theatre Company 's Nui Ensemble and has been active as a performer in emerging artist showings. Francesca has performed professionally for the charity Duffy Books in Homes in primary schools and has been a member of Improverished, an improvisational troupe known for its storytelling. In 2020, she was a cast and crew member of Tim Bray Theatre Company's Greedy Cat. Francesca is a tutor and emcee for Theatre Sports Youth programme in Auckland and works in high schools teaching improvisation techniques and comedy. Since 2019, she has been teaching with Tim Bray Youth Theatre and often leads their Hit The Stage! 5-day holiday programme, where she works with children/pre-teens to devise a piece of theatre to perform to family and friends.