Call for Applications: Rehearsal Dynamics Workshop with Brita McVeigh


The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 1-day Rehearsal Dynamics workshop with story and performance coach Brita McVeigh. The workshop will be held on Saturday 10 September in Auckland. 

Brita McVeigh is a story and performance coach who works with actors, directors, writers and producers in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. In less than a decade, Brita’s working methodology has contributed to the development of more than 123 feature film, short film, television and theatre projects. She is a regular guest acting tutor at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and a mentor through Script to Screen’s FilmUp Mentorship programme – working with directors on how to deepen their working process with actors. 

This workshop will explore the following:

  • How to build trust with your actors
  • How to explore character and relationship with your actors
  • When to rehearse scenes, why to rehearse scenes, why and when you don’t need to rehearse scenes
  • How to sharpen your script with your actors

All selected participants will be required to do some preparation prior to the workshop. 

What: Rehearsal Dynamics workshop with Brita McVeigh

When: Saturday 10 September, 9am – 4pm

Where: TBC, Auckland

Free for DEGNZ members, $100 for non-members

Travel assistance will be available to some members coming from out of Auckland.


Please send your bio, filmography and a maximum one-page letter as to why you wish to attend in one document or PDF (not separate documents) to by 9am, Wednesday 24th August.

This initiative is brought to you with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Last updated on 26 February 2018