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State Educate is designed to provide high school students and teachers with the opportunity to see professional live theatre, engage with the artists, creative team and cast involved, and participate in Q&A sessions held only for these shows. We also offer backstage tours, workshops associated with our State Educate productions and specifically tailored workshops to support classroom learning. Engaging with the professionals that you have just seen performing provides an insight to theatre-making that is hard to find elsewhere.

Education resources, videos and activities for individual or classroom use are available on the State Educate Resources page. This page includes both show specific and general resources, addressing topics such as characterisation, theatre terms and playwriting.

If you have any questions, please email education@statetheatrecompany.com.au.

About State Educate 2022

State Educate offers a variety of resources for students and teachers to help them get the most out of their theatrical experience, including filmed interviews with the cast and creative team to help gain an insight to the creative and rehearsal process.

The advantages of booking State Educate performances are:

  • Daytime performances specifically for high school students. Each play is followed by a Q&A with the cast.
  • Detailed study guides with in-depth information on key themes, dramatic style, characters and design elements. Study guides also include assignment questions for continued learning back at school.
  • Tours of our annual Education Show to provide access to theatre for students in the wider metropolitan area, rural towns and regional centres.

To book a 2022 State Educate performance for your school, please check the performance availability page and complete the 2022 State Educate Booking Form.

If you have any questions, please email education@statetheatrecompany.com.au.

2022 State Educate Shows

  • State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA, in association with Flinders University present

    Cathedral


    BY CALEB LEWIS

    A new work by Caleb Lewis, starring Nathan O’Keefe.

    This is a beautiful story of one man and his life told through his love of diving. His
    discovery of love, loss and ultimately hope is shaped by water and his experiences as he travels around the world.

    Like Complicite’s wonderful work The Encounter, Cathedral will use technology and
    soundscape to provide the theatrical pool in which this compelling story will swim.

    Guidelines & Content:
    Age guide: 15+
    Content Warnings: Coarse language, with adult themes
    Run time: Approx. 80 minutes
    Curriculum Links: English, Creative Arts, Drama, Outdoor Education

    Visit the Cathedral show page.

    School performances
    Space Theatre
    Monday 9th May 11.00am
    Thursday 12th May 11.00am
    Wednesday 18th May 11.00am

    Touring

    Golden Grove Arts Centre: Monday May 23rd, 12.30pm
    Murray Bridge Town Hall: Wednesday May 25th, 12.30pm
    Matthew Flinders Theatre, Flinders University: Thursday May 26th, 12.30pm
    Mount Gambier: Sir Robert Helpman Theatre Wednesday 1st June, 11.00am
    Port Lincoln: Nautilus Theatre Tuesday 7th June, 11.00am
    Port Augusta: Lea Theatre Thursday 9th June, 11.00am
    Port Pirie: Northern Festival Centre Friday June 10th June, 12.30pm

    Click here to book one of the touring performances.

  • State Theatre Company South Australis presents

    Antigone


    BY ELENA CARAPETIS (AFTER SOPHOCLES)

    In the classic tale of Antigone, we see a young civil disobedient girl rise up. In this epic retelling, Elena Carapetis brings her raging into the 21st century in this cheeky, anarchic and subverted take on one of the worlds most revered classic plays.

    This is angry, this is personal, this is not what you think.

    Guidelines & Content:
    Age guide: 15+
    Content Warnings: Strong language, adult themes, sexual content
    Run time: TBC
    Curriculum Links: English, Drama, Creative Arts, History, Women’s Studies

    Visit the Antigone show page.

    School performances
    Odeon Theatre
    Thursday 2nd June 11.00am
    Monday 6th June 11.00am

  • State Theatre Company South Australis and Sydney Theatre Company in association with Adina Apartment Hotels present

    Chalkface


    BY ANGELA BETZIEN

    We are in the staff room and ready for the new year, the wisdom and experience of Pat’s 35 years face-off with the enthusiasm and energy of new graduate teacher Anna ‘The Child Whisperer’.

    A black farcical new comedy from award-winning writer Angela Betzien.

    Guidelines & Content:
    Age guide: 15+
    Content Warnings: Coarse language, adult themes, smoking
    Run time: TBC
    Curriculum Links: English, Drama, Creative Arts, Society and Culture

    Visit the Chalkface show page.

    School performances
    Dunstan Playhouse
    Thursday 11th August 11.00am

  • State Theatre Company South Australia presents the Performing Lines production of

    Sunshine Super Girl


    BY ANDREA JAMES

    Evonne Goolagong is a name that we all know, a household name by 19 and a young girl from the bush who dared to dream. This heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion and asks us to consider the future of our nation and the part we all play in celebrating spirit over adversity.

    Guidelines & Content:
    Age guide: 12+
    Content Warnings: Mild coarse language and adult themes
    Run time: Approx. 90 minutes
    Curriculum Links: English, Creative Arts, Drama, Aboriginal Studies, Women’s Studies

    Visit the Sunshine Super Girl show page.

    School performances
    Dunstan Playhouse
    Thursday 8th September 11.00am

  • State Theatre Company South Australia in association with OzAsia Festival and ECH presents 

    Single Asian Female


    BY MICHELLE LAW

    Two generations of Wong women stand at a crossroads. Mei is a teenager grappling with her identity, while older sister Zoe is having a life crisis after some terrible online dating. Pearl, the matriarch of the family balances it all whilst harbouring a
    secret. This heartwarming story of love, family and karaoke from Michelle Law and starring Juanita Navas-Nguyen is sassy, fierce and very funny.

    Guidelines & Content:
    Age guide: 14+
    Content Warnings: Coarse language and sexual content
    Run time: Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes
    Curriculum Links: English, Creative Arts, Drama, Women’s Studies

    Visit the Single Asian Female show page.

    School performances
    Dunstan Playhouse
    Thursday 10th November 11.00am

  • To book a 2022 State Educate schools show for your students, please complete the 2022 State Educate Booking Form.

    If you have any questions, please email education@statetheatrecompany.com.au or call Education Manager Fiona Lukac on 8415 5307.

  • A teacher subscription can range between 4-8 plays, but must include at least four of the 2022 schools shows. Teachers participating in this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance for professional development hours. Contact us when you subscribe online to register, or tick the teacher subscription box on the booking form to choose this package.

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