National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art Workshop

On Saturday, June 17, staff from NASDA visited Westlake Boys for a workshop with passionate students from Auckland and beyond, mainly from Westlake Boys and Westlake Girls. The dynamic workshop included ‘Acting Through Song’ and ‘Building a Character for Performance’.

Former Westlake Girls student Grace Dewhurst joined NASDA tutors Mark Dorrell and Cienda McNamara. Grace has recently graduated from NASDA. She leaves NZ soon for the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London to do a Master’s degree in Acting.

“This workshop really helped me progress and helped me with my character and with learning new things about musical theatre. Thank you so much for all of your help.” Keira McAven (WGHS, Year 10).

“Thank you so much for the workshop; it was super-helpful for my character development!” Nathan Davies (WBHS, Year 10).

Huge thanks to NASDA, Mark, Cienda and Grace for the visit and the free workshop!

Why not check out our students’ progress by booking tickets to the latest school productions in July?
Tickets for Into the Woods and As You Like It are available from iTicket.