How do I become an Actor in New Zealand?

1. Take Acting Classes.

Taking acting classes is a great way to learn the basics of acting, introduce yourself to the craft, and make contacts with industry professionals.

2. Join a Local Theatre 

Joining a local theater is a great way to gain experience and have the opportunity to audition for roles.

3. Attend Auditions

Auditions are a good way to get your foot in the door and start networking.

4. Develop an online presence.

Developing an online presence is important for any actor. Having a website, social media profiles, and an online portfolio will help you get noticed.

5. Join an actors' union.

Joining an actors' union such as Equity New Zealand will help you get access to better auditions and roles, as well as provide a support network.

6. Find an agent.

Agents can help you get auditions and find roles. You can find agents through attending auditions or through asking industry contacts.


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