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Student & Teacher Workshops

State Theatre Company has an extensive Workshop program for students and teachers of both Drama and English. Expert teaching artists can visit your school at a time to suit your schedule – check below for workshops currently available.

Have a request? State Theatre Company can curate workshops on almost any topic, from script writing and acting technique to direction and technical production, led by experts in their fields. Contact us to discuss your needs!

  • Check back later for 2018 workshops

    Examples of previous State Theatre Company Teacher Workshops:

    • Standard Lighting Rig
      Held on-demand in your school. Contact us for bookings.
    • Have a professional lighting designer come to your school to show you how to re-design your standard lighting rig, discuss new technologies and maximise design opportunities in your own theatre space.
    • $300*/3 hours
    • Page to the Stage
    • Sometimes the best approach to adapting a novel is simply to get out of the way. This proved to be the case with The Secret River. The novel is much loved, widely read and studied. Andrew Bovell’s task was simply to allow the story to unfold in a different form.
    • Hear how Andrew shaped the piece from the novel, creating a narrator, keeping the poetic language, building the relationships within the play and implementing the Dharug voice; and the challenges he faced as a white storyteller, trying to make sense of what Indigenous peoples thought and felt about the arrival of Europeans in this county.
    • Cost: $45 (credit card payments only)
    • Design as Dramaturgy
    • Designer Kathryn Sproul (Gorgon) incorporates narrative, interpretation of themes, style and development of character in her visual dramaturgy of set and costume designs. In this workshop, she will take teachers through the process of making meaning for the actors and the audience, using visual techniques that can be used in the classroom to enable storytelling through design.
    • Cost: $45
  • Check back later for 2018 workshops

    Examples of previous State Theatre Company Student Workshops:

    • Unlocking Shakespeare
    • Students will step into Shakespeare’s darkest tale and follow the Macbeths as they navigate choice and consequence, loyalty, power and their own ruthless ambitions; OR have students discover the passions of Romeo and Juliet, and the tragedy of their enduring love. Explore Shakespeare’s universal themes and vivid characters while enjoying ensemble methods of unlocking the rich worlds of Shakespeare’s great tragedies. (Macbeth year 10 – 12, Romeo & Juliet year 8 – 9)
    • Group Size: Maximum of 30
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Cost:
      $25 per student (AC ARTS)
      $350 per workshop (In-School). Discounts apply for multiple sessions
    • Beyond Stanislavsky
    • Without doubt, Constantin Stanislavsky was one of the most powerful forces to shift acting methodology in the twentieth century. Acting language, techniques and methodologies have continued to evolve out of his work. Actor Elena Carapetis will take you through and introduce you to the tools of Practical Aesthetics, Meisner, Laban and IIvana Chubbuck. Recommended for Year 11 and 12 Drama Students.
    • Workshop Leader: Elena Carapetis
    • Stage vs Screen
    • Actors today need to be more versatile than ever before. What’s the difference between acting on film and acting in theatre? Actor and award-winning screenwriter/director Craig Behenna takes you through the different processes to present a monologue on stage, then on screen. Schools booking this workshop at school will require a handy-camera, tripod, tv and connecting cables.
    • Workshop Leader: Craig Behenna
  • A one-week intensive for students aged 15 and over. Throughout the week, students will work with professional teaching artists on acting techniques, culminating in a performance for family and friends on the final day. Admission to Summer School is by application, and places are strictly limited.

    Check back soon for details on the 2018 Summer School program.

    For more information please contact Education on (08) 8415 5314 or email Kimberly Martin

  • 2017 Work Experience opportunities closed on the 31st March.

    Our 2018 Work Experience dates will be announced shortly.

    The program will provides a limited number of high school students with a comprehensive introduction to the operations of a professional theatre company and a chance to spend time with artistic, production, marketing and administration staff.