Foundations of Screen Acting with Vaughan Slinn


3 & 4 July 2021


9am - 4pm


Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

Cost per Person


Early bird cost pp


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This foundational acting workshop focuses on the principal skills for the screen actor: embodied listening, emotional access, imaginative connection, and the actor’s “choices.” Working from an embodied approach, you will touch on a variety of acting methodologies and begin to deepen your screen practice. 

Recommended for beginners, or those wanting to refresh their connection to essential acting fundamentals.

This workshop will cover: 

  • audition preparation & process 
  • creating an emotional connection on screen 
  • screen script work

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.


Vaughan Slinn is a Senior Acting Tutor and responsible for overseeing the screen programme at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. His main areas of teaching are across Screen & Creative Practice, leading the development of increased screen presence within the curriculum, and being a core developer of Toi Film - an annual series of short films that now regularly reach international film festivals.

Before that he has worked in the film and television industry for over 18 years as an actor, director, and in casting. His acting screen credits include Out Of The Blue, Facelift, Welcome To Paradise, Time Trackers, Paradise Cafe, and his theatre credits include Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants, Settling, & Meditations on Saddest Moon. In 2019 Vaughan completed a MA in Acting, investigating safer emotional practice in acting methodologies.