Foundations of Screen Acting with Vaughan Slinn


Tuesday 25 January & Wednesday 26 January 2022


9am - 5pm


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.


Recommenced 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


In line with New Zealand government regulation​​and legislation, Toi Whakaari Workshops require all participants to have proof of vaccination.

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 protection framework (Level Red) 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 is a Senior Acting Tutor specialising in screen and creative practice. Before that he has worked in the film and television industry for many years as an actor, writer, and in casting. His acting screen credits include Out Of The Blue, Facelift, Welcome To Paradise, Time Trackers, and his theatre credits include Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants, Settling, & Meditations on Saddest Moon. Vaughan’s research interests include neuroscience inside screen acting, and he is currently working on a PHD examining hauntology as a creative praxis for filmmaking.