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Drama

What's for you in 2018?

Drama

'Girls Like That'

with
ATYP
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This course demonstrates movement exercises and examines ways teachers can approach voicing social issues through drama.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Active pedagogy in the primary classroom

with
Monkey Baa
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Discover active, creative tools and strategies to use across the entire curriculum. Monkey Baa Theatre Company are leaders in this field, working with teachers all over Australia using their trademark approach of actively engaging students to achieve outcomes across all KLAs.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Approaches to monologue

with
Sophie Kelly
Virtual Excursion:

Filmed at NSW State Drama Camp in 2014, actor and teacher Sophie Kelly introduces steps in exploring and developing a monologue for performance, using Lindy Davies's three step process of dropping in, abstract/impulse and Blueprint, to ultimately create 'authentic connection'.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Creating a piece for the State Drama Festival

with
Ben van Biljon, Tamara O'Rourke, Cath Simpson and David Todd
Virtual Excursion:

Examine the elements required for creating an effective play built or scripted primary drama piece. The featured primary teachers deconstruct their state drama festival plays and offer strategies and tips for teachers to create their own class or ensemble based drama pieces.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Devising drama in the classroom

with
Monkey Baa
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Learn the elements of a full-day teacher training developed by Monkey Baa, sequenced to reflect how a devising process might be structured for students and focuses on how some of the classic drama games are essential building blocks to successful devising; how to use improvisation to effectively devise; the power of tableaux; crafting structured scenes; adapting picture books onto the stage, and more.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Drama voice and accents

with
Nick Curnow
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Watch Nick Curnow as he takes Drama students through exercises designed to awaken the voice and sucessfully deliver authentic accents. You are encouraged to reflect on not only the technical content of the lessons, but also on quality teaching methods in engaging Drama students in warm-up activities and workshops.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Further pathways to excellence

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Learn about the Arts Unit's opportunities that are available to students in the area of Drama including: drama initiatives, ensembles, the State Drama Camp and the State Drama Festival.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Improvisation and playbuilding

with
David Todd
Virtual Excursion:

Discover how to use images, text, ideas and stories as a starting point to devise original pieces of theatre in collaboration with others. Learn how to create group works that have a beginning, middle and end and deliver a clear social message or themes to an audience. Starting with improvisation, ideas and scenes are refined to produce a complete piece of theatre.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Planning your first performance

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Learn about how to prepare for a performance. You will learn how to identify performance opportunities, organise your ensemble and the performance.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Process, playwriting and performance

with
Lachlan Philpott
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

NSW Department of Education and NIDA have extended their collaboration with The Arts Unit’s NSW Public Schools Drama Ensemble program through a co-production of award-winning Australian playwright Lachlan Philpott’s brand new play, The Pineapple War, to be performed by the State Drama Company in June 2017.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Puppetry for drama teachers

with
Katherine Hannaford and Kay Yasugi
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Learn to build your own Muppet-style rod puppet; how to use existing school technology to create and operate puppets for live theatre and film/television; and be guided on how to integrate puppetry into your drama curriculum programming.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Puppetry techniques for making and animating

with
Monkey Baa
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Learn to teach puppetry to your primary students. By demonstrating shadow puppetry techniques and the construction of puppets from brown paper, your students will develop skills in building performances as well as tips for framing and filming.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Storytelling and the Dreamtime

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Watch excerpts and interviews of the 2016 Aboriginal Drama Program. Aboriginal elders and artists worked with 27 students in Years 7 - 11 across 4 days to explore Dreamtime stories and develop their skills in playbuilding and scripting scenes, as well as performance and characterisation techniques.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Suzuki - Japanese Theatre

with
Julia Homfray
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Explore the unique expression of the contemporary Japanese theatrical aesthetic by engaging with the work of Tadashi Suzuki. Exercises from the Suzuki Method such as ways of walking, sitting and gliding statues, will be physically undertaken and explored in their manifestation for performance in conjunction with modern adaptation of classic plays.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Teaching secondary school drama with Complicite

with
Eric Mallett
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This course provides a broad range of activities, movement and devising for drama teachers to take into the classroom. The featured model lessons enable participants to understand how to deliver strategies for devising performances in the drama classroom and gradually increase complexity and depth of character development and scene work to effectively engage an audience.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Virtual excursions

Drama

Available from
Thu
31/5/2018
Multicultural Playwright Program
Powerhouse Theatre, Fairfield

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