A chance to refresh, reconnect & reinvigorate presented by Auckland Theatre Company and The Actors’ Program.

Re-Start was a series of free workshops for the Auckland acting community, held after Auckland came out of lockdown in 2022. We invited Auckland’s actors to join us for autumn workshops to connect with community & reengage with craft. Led by leading industry professionals, and offered for free to professional actors in Auckland, to help artists restart their creative engines.

Re-Start workshops emphasise collaboration, creativity & process. Workshops are aimed at professional actors in Tāmaki Makaurau. Minimum age of participants is 19. There are no auditions or interviews. First come, first served. 

“Actors thrive on their creative community, stymied by the pandemic, and so initiatives like this are an essential reinvigoration of our industry. And a bloody good time in a room!" — Benjamin Henson, The Actors' Program Artistic Manager

“After a period of such disruption with actors separated from each other and from their practice, Auckland Theatre Company is delighted to be working with The Actors' Program to help restart the creative engines.” — Jonathan Bielski, Auckland Theatre Company Artistic Director & CEO

Tutors include

Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho 

Joash Fahitua Tuugamusu

Colin McColl

Michele Hine
Stage Craft

Sananda Chatterjee
Emerging Artists

Alex Whitham

Troy Tu'ua
NZ Scenes

Dates: Sat 28 May – Sun 5 June, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Auckland Theatre Company Studios, 487 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024

COVID-19 Statement: Everyone is encouraged to wear masks where possible and practical.


Saturday 28th May  
10am – 1pm – Voice - Alex Whitham
1.30pm – 4.30pm – Emerging Artists - Sananda Chatterjee

Sunday 29th May
10am – 1pm – NZ Scenes - Troy Tu'ua
1.30pm – 4.30pm – Movement - Joash Fahitua Tuugamusu

Monday 30th May 
1.30pm – 4.30pm – 50's+ Actors - Colin McColl
6pm – 9pm – Stage Craft - Michele Hine

Tuesday 31st May  
1.30pm – 4.30pm – Movement - Joash Fahitua Tuugamusu 
5pm – 8pm – Wellbeing - Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho

Wednesday 1st June  
1.00pm – 4.00pm – NZ Scenes - Troy Tu'ua
6pm – 9pm – Voice - Alex Whitham  

Thursday 2nd June
1.30pm – 4.30pm – Stage Craft - Michele Hine
6pm – 9pm – 50s+ Actors - Colin McColl

Friday 3rd June 
12.30pm – 3.30pm – Wellbeing - Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
6pm – 9pm – Emerging Artists - Sananda Chatterjee