Stephen teaches speech creation by using story structure for maximum audience engagement: We all love a good story and by structuring a speech using the compelling formula of a great tale, we gain the intense interest of an audience.
Stephen uses his years of live performance experience to coach the student into a state of maximum confidence. He deals with humour, over-coming performance anxiety and clarity of performance.
Stephen is an actor and writer with 30 years experience. He is also a current member of Toastmasters International. Stephen has created several solo theatre and comedy shows and toured them internationally. He has structures in place to deal with performance anxiety.
Stephen is an actor with 32 years professional experience.
He won best actor at the New Zealand Film awards for “End of the Golden Weather”. He was nominated best actor at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for “Blowing it”; and again for “No naughty bits”. He was nominated best actor for the New Zealand Film Awards; the Garden State Film Awards and; the Maverick Independent Film Awards for “Russian Snark”.
In 1999 Stephen co-wrote and performed his solo theatre comedy/drama Blowing It. He performed it throughout New Zealand; Australia; Edinburgh; England; Ireland and Berlin, to glowing reviews.
In 2012 Stephen wrote and performed Third Person, Tense at the Basement theatre in Auckland.
From 2015 Stephen has played several theatres and comedy clubs throughout Australia and New Zealand as stand-up comedian Pappsy. In 2020 he took his show Stood Up to Adelaide and Auckland fringe fest.
RECENT CREDITS ONLY
2012 Emperor, 'Higgins'
Krasnoff Foster Productions Dir: Peter Webber
2010 Tracker, 'Policeman'
Eden Films Dir: Ian Sharp
2010 Russian Snark, 'Misha (lead)'
Godzone Pictures Dir: Stephen Sinclair
2008 Show of Hands, 'Photographer'
Great Southern Films Dir: Anthony McCarten
2020 Head High, 'Landlord'
South Pacific Pictures
2018 Fresh Eggs, 'Chalky (regular)'
Warner Bros Dir: Various
15-16 800 Words: season I & II, 'Doug'
Weld Productions Ltd / Channel 7 (Aus) Dir: Various
2015 The Brokenwood Mysteries: season II, 'Noel'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2015 Hillary, 'Bowden'
Great Southern Television Dir: Danny Mulheron
2012 Shortland Street, 'Roy Douglas'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2011 Spartacus: Vengeance, 'Ovius'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures Dir: Various
2010 Eruption (tele-feature), 'Rory McElvie'
Gibson Group Dir: Danny Mulheron
2009 Legend of the Seeker: season II, 'Bar Keep'
The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Limited Dir: Various
2009 Park, 'Keith Park'
Greenstone Pictures Dir: John Callen
200 Life's a Riot, 'Rod Rowlands'
Riot Productions Dir: Ian Mune
2007 We're Here to Help (tele-feature), 'Doug Johnson'
South Pacific Pictures Dir: Jonathan Cullinane
2003 Lucy (tele-feature), 'Ed'
Sony Pictures Dir: Glenn Jordan
2019 We're going on a Bear Hunt, 'Dad/Bear'
Tim Bray Theatre Co. Dir: Tim Bray
2019 Heroes, 'Phillipe'
Tadpole Productions Dir: Janice Finn
2017 Henry V / As You Like It, 'York / Nym / Jacques'
Pop-Up Globe Dir: Miles Gregory
2016 King Lear, 'Kent'
Circa Theatre Dir: Michael Hurst
2016 Stage Kiss, 'Harrison'
Circa Thearte Dir: Ross Jolly
2015 Boys on the Beach, 'Skeen'
Centrepoint Theatre Dir: Lucy Schmidt
2015 Success, 'Jules Donovan'
BATS / Basement Theatre Dir: Stephen Sinclair
2014 Plum, 'Jenks'
Court Theatre Dir: Ross Gumbley
2014 A Midusmmer Night's Dream, 'Moonshine'
Court Theatre / Peking University Dir: Joseph Graves
2014 Hound of the Baskervilles, 'Dr. Watson'
Court Theatre Dir: Melanie Camp
2014 The Slapdash Assassin, 'Uncle Pod'
Basement Theatre Dir: Patrick Davies
2012 Third Person Tense, 'Man'
Pandora Theatre / Basement Theatre Dir: Mark Clare
2017 As You Command, 'Painter'
Media Design School
Stephen initiated and completed a short film shoot with me and the compliments of a group in 2014. He knows how to direct both from off the written script and by ad-lib when he sees a filmworthy scene. He's tolerant and professional.
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