Drama Events on Demand

 
Events on Demand are those arts and cultural performances, programs, projects, workshops, forums, seminars, sessions or conferences that individual professional artists or arts and cultural organisations offer for educators and school communities at any time throughout the year.
 
Listed below are the Drama Events on Demand offered by:
  • Bell Shakespeare
  • Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • STAGES WA
  • Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company 

    If you are interested in further information or booking an event, please contact the event provider.
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    For events offered on specific dates, please visit our Drama Calendar of Events
     

    Bell Shakespeare

    Artist-In-Residence 

    Bell Shakespeare's Artist-In-Residence program provides one to two-week residencies in schools across Australia, with their expert arts educators presenting exclusive, tailored residencies developed in consultation with schools.
     
    What would you do with one of Bell Shakespeare's Arts Educators in your school? A series of dynamic and practical Shakespeare masterclasses with your most reticent year group? An intensive Hamlet exploration wiht senior students? An entire school Shakespeare project or festival? Professional learning for teachers? Whatever you need, Bell Shakespeare can tailor the residency to suit. Call also to discuss how a Bell Shakespeare Artist-In-Residence might benefit your school community.
     
    Curriculum links: English - Language, Literature; Literacy; The Arts - Drama; History.
     
    Target audience: Primary and Secondary students K-Year 12
    When: Available all year, on demand
    Duration:1 One or two weeks
    Venue: In your school (regional residencies can be arranged on request)
    Cost: The cost of the Artist-In-Residence program is calculated on a case-by-case basis. Call Bell Shakespeare to discuss your dream residency.
    Contact: Bell Shakespeare Learning
    Tel: 1300 305 730
    Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
    Website: www.bellshakespeare.com.au
    How to book: Download an expression of interest form from the website and fax to 1300 552 271 or email to the above address.
     

    Student Masterclasses

    Whether you need to introduce your students to a Shakespeare play or involve them in an in-depth exploration to further their studies, Bell Shakespeare in-school Student Masterclasses are guaranteed to rise even the most reluctant students to their feet and encourage them to enjoy reading, speaking and understanding Shakespeare's plays in new and exciting ways.
     
    Simply select your Shakespeare play, book a date and time that suits you and one of Bell Shakespeare's expert Arts Educators will visit your classroom for an action-packed two-hour experience. The company will design the masterclass in consultation with your, so whether your students need an introduction to Shakespeare's language or they need to zero in on Lady Macbeth's motives for senior exams, Bell Shakespeare will be able to help.
     
    Available topics: Introduction to Shakespeare (choose your play base); A Midsummer Night's Dream; Antony and Cleopatra; As You Like It; Hamlet; Henry V Part I; Julius Caesar; King Lear, Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Othello; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; The Comedy of Errors; The Merchant of Venice; The Tempest; Twelfth Night.
     
    Bespoke Masterclasses: Bell Shakespeare can also create tailored masterclasses on any other Shakespeare text or related topic. Contact to discuss pricing and availability.
     
    Curriculum links: English - Language, Literature; Literacy; The Arts - Drama; History.
     
    Target audience/Year level: Secondary students Years 7 to 12 (maximum 40 students per masterclass)
    When: Available all year, on demand
    Duration: 2 hours
    Venue: In your school (Perth metropolitan area; regional school tours can be arranged on request)
    Cost: $660 (including GST)
    Contact: Bell Shakespeare Learning
    Tel: 1300 305 730
    Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
    Web: www.bellshakespeare.com.au/ 
    How to book: Download a booking form from the website and fax to 1300 552 271 or email to the above address.
     

    Student Workshops

    Immersive Dream. Immersive Macbeth. Immersive Tempest.
     
    Invite powerful Prospero, mischievous Puck or even the warrior Macbeth into your classroom to guide your students through one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. In an action-packed and entertaining two-hour workshop, a Bell Shakespeare arts educator will teach your students in-role as one of the characters from the play. Each workshop will be tailored to suit your students' year level, whether Shakespeare enthusiasts or new to his plays.
     
    Curriculum links: English - Language, Literature; Literacy; The Arts - Drama; History.
     
    Target audience/Year level: Primary students Years 3 to 6 (Maximum 30 students per workshop)
    When: Available all year, on demand
    Duration: 2 hours
    Venue: In your school (Perth metropolitan area; regional school tours can be arranged on request)
    Cost: $550 (including GST)
    Contact: Bell Shakespeare Learning
    Tel: 1300 305 730
    Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
    How to book: Download a booking form from the website and fax to 1300 552 271 or email to the above address.
     
     

     
     

    Black Swan State Theatre Company

    Student Workshop Program

    Black Swan offers a range of practical and interactive performance, production and design and management workshops, which are beneficial for students and teachers. All participants receive a certificate of participation, including teachers, which can be used towards Teachers Registration Board [formerly WACOT] professional learning requirements. The company can tailor workshops to suit any age group and ability level.

    All workshops cost $190 per hour including GST, plus mileage. If you wish to hold your workshop at the State Theatre Centre of WA, room hire charges may apply.

    Maximum workshop size: 25 participants.

    Bookings: Email your enquiry eight weeks before the desired date to alena@bsstc.com.au
    Website: www.bsstc.com.au
     

    Performance Workshops (Duration: 2 hours)

    Original Solo Performance: Perfect for exam preparation! Transform ideas into a dramatic piece and a character. Clear structure is established to enable students to take their chosen character/s on a journey from beginning to resolution. Performance styles, dramatic elements and stagecraft will be addressed.

    Monologues: Assisting students with the process of selecting, creating and presenting a monologue. Concentrate on a monologue of the school's choice placed in the context of the scene and the play from which it is drawn. Identify key lines of dialogue, the climax of the piece and the character's motivations. Appropriate performance styles and choices are discussed and applied in order to effectively realise the character in performance.

    Improvisation: Actors often get bound to scripts and lost in text interpretation and they forget to crate. Improvisation frees the actor to explore characters, narrative and connections. Unlock your students' spontaneity, creativity, character generation, scene building, narrative structure and enhance their preparations for their tasks and examinations.

    Physical Theatre: Physical theatre describes a mode of performance that pursues storytelling or drama through primary and secondary physical and mental means. Based around discovery, students work within their own boundaries and limitations, go beyond their own expectations, spending time stretching, talking, moving, manipulating objects and each other.

    Voice Care and Control: Suitable for anyone with an interest in knowing their body and their voice, working on breath control, resonance and vocal projection and developing clearer, stronger speech.

    Musical Theatre: What is the justification for singing? Students will explore the elements of Musical Theatre in this introductory workshop. From the journey of scene into song, to state versus stakes, students will explore songs from popular musicals with our teaching artist, tailored to their ability level.

    Drama for fun: Suitable for all ages, participants will stretch their bodies and imaginations as they play popular drama games and create characters while having lots of fun.

    Production and Design Workshops (Duration: 2 hours)

    Design Workshops (Set, Costume, Lighting or Sound): Assist students with production design elements when working on a production. Concentrating on the design element specified by the teacher and placed in the context of a full production, discussing the role of the designer and their part in the team. Identify key aspects of the design element and the responsibilities of the designer.

    Production Management (Production Management, State Management or Arts Management): Assist students with production management elements when working on a production. Concentrating on the management element specified by the teacher and placed in the context of a full production, students will discuss the role of the manager and their part in the whole team. Identify key aspects of the management element and the responsibilities of the manager.

    Arts Marketing (Duration: 1 hour): Assist students with the process involved in marketing a performing arts production. Our visiting tutor will concentrate on the marketing element specified by the teacher and will place the element in the context of a full production.

    Teacher Professional Learning

    Anytime, anywhere and tailored to your needs. Contact Black Swan to discuss opportunities.
     

    Theatre tours

    Available on request with eight weeks' notice. No charge for students and teachers.
     
     
     

    STAGES WA

    STAGES WA will provide experienced playwrights in dramaturgy, acting and directing to assist with Year 12 WACE Original Solo Productions (OSP). Playwrights will work with individual students on their OSP to explore dramatic technique, shape structure, build character and strengthen narrative with the aim of enhancing the students' skills in performance writing.
     
    Target audience/Year level: Years 11-12
    When: Available on request
    Where: At your school
    Cost: Contact STAGES WA for details
    Tel: (08) 9228 0401
    Email: director@stageswa.com

     


     

    Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

    Culture 2.0, Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture - Incursions

    Culture 2.0, Respect Yourself Respect Your Culture program is a series of workshop incursions available to Primary and Secondary schools.
     
    The Culture 2.0 Workshop Program enables Yirra Yaakin to engage with both the Aboriginal history, cultural and theatre studies curriculum requirements in schools, while offering unique performance creation opportunities and outcomes.
     
    The workshops also provide an introduction to Aboriginal forms of storytelling and offer an Indigenous approach to devising theatre and performance. This includes sharing the space and who tells the story, in addition to incorporating movement, music and/or song into storytelling frameworks. The process is collaborative and inclusive where all are invited to speak and participate.
     
    The  Workshops
    Across three x 1 hour sessions, students will explore a range of questions relating to culture and their experience of it - What does culture mean to you? What is culture? How does this affect you? Your family? Your community? What is the role of the past in defining the present?
     
    In a collaborative framework students will then explore and develop performance outcomes from ideas initiated by these discussions. The workshops are based on the understanding that we can all learn from each other and together we can create a more tolerant and supportive community.
     
    All activities are designed to provoke respect, trust, positive cooperation, collaborations, teamwork, and harmonious interaction with the environment and other peoples.
     
    Outcomes
    This workshop program has previously generated wide-ranging discussions on rituals, refugees, subcultures, responsibilities, segregation, food, art, racial differences and similarities, and how we share cultural experiences with people from around the world. Devised performance outcomes have included dance, song, poetry and theatre presentations.
     
    Target audience/Year level: All students Years 1 to 12
    When: 2017 Term 1, 8-24 March; Term 2, 13-30 June; Term 3, 5-22 September; Term 4, 7-24 November
    Where: Metropolitan WA Primary Schools (time to suit school - contact Yirra Yaakin to discuss requirements)
    Duration: 3 x 1 hour workshops
    Cost: $600 Disadvantaged Schools; $810 Waterwise Schools; $900 Advantaged Schools
    Contact: Jess Gatt, Education Officer
    Tel: (08) 9380 3049

    Web: http://yirrayaakin.com.au/education/culture-2-0-respect-yourself-respect-your-culture/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXnqXDHc2Q

     
    Image 1: Shakara Walley, Culture 2.0 - Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture Metro Incursions, May 2016. Photograph by Jamie Breen; courtesy of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.
     

    Sonnets in Noongar - Incursions

    The Sonnets in Noongar program is a series of workshop incursions available to upper high school students (15+).

    The workshop program aims to create a better understanding of Noongar culture and the process of adaptation, whilst providing students with a meaningful introduction and engagement with Noongar Language.

    The Workshops
    Across 3 x 1 hour sessions, students are introduced to the basics of Noongar language (i.e. phonetics, simple vocabulary, etc.), learn how the Sonnets were created and translated, and are given an introduction into the new and emerging poetry of the Noongar language.

    Outcomes
    By teaching Shakespeare’s sonnets in traditional Noongar language students will gain an awareness and appreciation of Noongar language and culture, develop pronunciation skills in a language other than English and expand on skills related to performance opportunities and outcomes.

    The workshops are introduced by a senior Noongar language custodian and delivered by a senior workshop instructor and up to three workshop facilitators.

    The program runs for three consecutive days (1 hour each day) concluding with a presentation of their sonnet to their community.
     
    Target audience/Year level: All students Years 9/10 to 12
    When: 2017 Term 1, 13-24 March; Term 2, 8-19 May; Term 3, 14-25 August; Term 4, 16-27 October
    Where: Metropolitan WA Primary Schools (time to suit school - contact Yirra Yaakin to discuss requirements)
    Duration: 3 x 1 hour workshops
    Cost: $1,600 + GST Disadvantaged Schools; $1,800 + GST Waterwise Schools; $2,000 + GST Advantaged Schools
    Contact: Jess Gatt, Education Officer
    Tel: (08) 9380 3049

    Web: http://yirrayaakin.com.au/2016-what-s-on/the-noongar-shakespeare-project/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiosJ2LH6cg

    Image 2: Kyle Morrison, Kylie Farmer and Trevor Ryan, Sonnets in Noongar. Photograph by Ashley de Prazer; courtesy of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.