Christina Rayner MFA Professional Acting Student

Christina Rayner

MFA Professional Acting Student


Biography

BOVTS: Hector in Troilus and Cressida (The Redgrave Theatre), Olivia in Twelfth Night, Nina in The Seagull, W in Lungs. Pre-BOVTS: Hazel Conway in Time and the Conways (Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts/Carving in Ice)Sally Banner in The Chapel Perilous (Clarence Street Theatre/Toi Wāhine Festival), Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (The Meteor/Bold Theatre). Training outside BOVTS: BA in Theatre and BMus in Voice (University of Waikato). 

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice