“Our students have had the privilege of Zen Zen Zo’s Teaching Residency program for four years and I cannot speak more highly of the benefits. Our students have become more dynamic performers, focused theatre-makers and brave improvisers. For a week each year, Zen Zen Zo becomes a part of our College and it is the highlight of the year for our students, developing their creativity along with their appreciation and understanding of drama.”

— Janne Sverdloff, Santa Sabina College


Zen Zen Zo offers both short and long-term Teaching Residencies for anywhere between 5 hours to 15 weeks! From in-depth physical actor training (in Zen Zen Zo’s specialty areas of The ViewpointsThe Suzuki Method of Actor Training, or Butoh Dance-Theatre) to assisting students to create, develop, rehearse and direct their own performance work or any combination in between, we can structure an ongoing program to suit your needs, time-table and budget.

You can have a Zen Zen Zo Teaching-Artist in Residence at your school for:

Per Hour:   $200 (Minimum booking 5 hours – can be spread over a period of time)

Per day:      $800 (5 hours teaching + 1 hour lunch break per day)

Per Week:  $2000 (5 hours teaching + 1 hour lunch break per day)

  • A travel expense of $30 will apply to schools in Translink Zones 2-5
  • A travel expense of $60 + min. booking of 3–hour sessions will apply to schools in TransLink Zone 6-7
  • Per diems, airfares, and accommodation costs will also apply for schools in regional Queensland, interstate and abroad (by negotiation).