Auckland – Rehearsal & Performance with Director Chris Dudman

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The Rehearsal & Performance series provides regular opportunities for directors and actors to practise their craft. Each workshop brings in an experienced moderator to guide participants as they explore a workshop scene in groups (one director, two actors) in a safe and non-pressured environment.

The Guild is pleased to present the next two workshops in Christchurch and Auckland with director Chris Dudman.


Chris DudmanChris Dudman’s career has involved writing and directing short films, commercials, feature and series documentary and series TV drama. He directed short film successes The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia and Choice Night, and later co-wrote and directed Harry, the gritty crime drama series starring Oscar Kightley and Sam Neill. He wrote and directed The Day that Changed My Life, the multi-award winning documentary about Christchurch’s devastating earthquake, and directed two standalone episodes of James Patterson’s true crime anthology series Murder is Forever. He’s currently writing an adaptation of Archibald Baxter’s memoir We Will Not Cease. Chris was also a longtime partner of and director at Auckland TV commercials company Robber’s Dog.


Selected directors and actors will be expected to do some script prep beforehand. DEGNZ will provide the scene at least one week in advance.


When: Sun 30 June, 9am – 2pm
Where: Venue TBC, Auckland
Cost: DEGNZ/Equity NZ members – Free


Click here to register for Christchurch

Register your interest (Auckland)

Registrations close Wednesday 12 June, 3PM.

Spots are limited to four directors and eight actors. If your name is selected, DEGNZ will contact you directly to confirm your participation. Only members of DEGNZ and Equity NZ are eligible to register.



The Rehearsal & Performance series is hosted by Directors & Editors Guild of NZ with the support of Equity New Zealand and funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.

Last updated on 22 May 2019