Shakespeare’s Globe International Actors’ Fellowship is paused until further notice.

“The IAF is a professional development opportunity for actors from around the world, who have a desire to share their love and knowledge of Shakespeare with fellow actors from other cultures. The Globe Theatre has always been a vibrant international meeting place, with our 2012 Globe to Globe Festival and the Hamlet Tour helping to expand the Globe’s international family even further. The Actors’ Fellowship helps to reinforce our appetite to learn from each other, by sharing culturally diverse approaches to performing Shakespeare in our ‘Wooden O’. The IAF programme gives participants the opportunity to share their own approaches to Shakespeare and learn from others’.

The Fellowship is a full-time 3-week course which concludes with a showcase performance on the Globe stage to an invited audience. All participants should be keen to work as part of an international company, gain an understanding of how Shakespeare lives in other cultures, work with the Globe’s key practitioners and explore the Globe’s unique architecture. Past participants have not only enjoyed the technical apprenticeship but the chance to live, work and play in London with peers from across the world.” – Shakespeare’s Globe Website

Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ is responsible for selecting two New Zealand mid-career actors for the programme, which is an extraordinary opportunity Kiwi thespians to develop their skills, learning from the Globe’s Heads of Voice, Movement, Play as well as sword play, music and be inspired by productions in the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, as well as in other theatres in London. Participants will work on scenes, duologues and monologues with a leading Director, culminating in a performance on the Globe stage.

The lineage of SGCNZ selected SG IAFs includes: Stephen Lovatt, Peter Hambleton, Jude Gibson, Robyn Malcolm, Jonathon Hendry, Simon Ferry, Tandi Wright, Rawiri Paratene, Kirsty Hamilton, Sylvia Rands, Paolo Rotondo,  Carmel McGlone, Maaka Pohatu, David Lawrence and  Alistair Browning. All have gone on to make significant further contributions in numerous ways to theatre, big and small screen nationally and internationally, and act as Assessors/Directors/Tutors for SGCNZ, inspiring and mentoring others as well as having their own skills honed and extended.