Directing Theatre with Dr Kerryn Palmer


3 & 4 July 2021


9am - 4pm


Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

Cost per Person


Early bird cost pp


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Come and join Kerryn Palmer, one of the country’s best youth theatre directors, as she guides you in a compact practical exploration of skills, activities and strategies for directing scripted and devised works. 

Perfect for teachers or anyone keen to learn new theatre directing skills, this two-day workshop will refresh and enhance your directing tool kit.

This workshop will cover: 

  • directing methods
  • developing a directing kaupapa
  • holding a room
  • building collaborative relationships  

Early Bird pricing is available until 19 June 2021. Use the code: EARLYBIRD100 to save $100.

cancellation policy

All workshops are run subject to demand and Toi Whakaari reserves the right to alter dates, times and venue of the course for reasons beyond our control.

Toi Whakaari cancellation of the workshop due to pandemic level 3 or 4 will result in a full refund.

Participant cancellation due to sickness with a Doctor’s certificate will result in a full refund. Participant cancellation without a Doctor’s certificate and within 2 weeks of the workshop will result in a 50% refund, or the choice to transfer to another workshop later in the year.


Dr Kerryn Palmer has worked as a freelance director, actor, and teacher of drama for over 25 years. In 2003 she completed her MTA in directing at Toi Whakaari-New Zealand Drama School and VUW. Kerryn regularly teaches in Victoria University’s Theatre Programme and is currently finishing her PhD in Theatre for and with Young People.

She is a theatre director, regularly directing at Victoria University, BATS Theatre and Circa Theatre. She also devises and creates large scale site-specific/generic works, (Pandemic, Sniper, Adrift, My Shout- Another Round at the Thistle Inn, Black November 1918).

She has directed many touring shows that have travelled around New Zealand for: Duffy Theatre, Capital E National Theatre for Children, Handstand Productions, Voice Arts, Ensemble Impact and most recently, Arts on Tour’s production of SEED.