This incursion is offered to Schools booked for the 2021 presentation of Lights in the Park, playing at The Joan between 20 - 24 April 2021, produced in partnership by Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and Q Theatre.
Date: Incursions will take place in the week following the production, Tuesday 26 - Friday 30 April 2021; the workshop date to be arranged between the school and ATYP.
Facilities: Classroom space, max. 30 students per incursion. ATYP requests that the school provides a clear workshop space so that the students can move around freely (a school hall, or empty classroom is ideal).
Age range: Open to school groups in Years 9 - 12.
Duration: 90 minutes
ABOUT THE EVENT
Content: Developing Characters and Scenes in Response to an Inciting Incident.
The award-winning play Lights in the Park was developed by playwright Alexander Lee-Rekers following workshops with a group of 12 teenage actors. The group created an event, the lights in a town going out for an extended period of time, and explored different ways people would react. This created the starting point for this new Australian play.
This 90 minute workshop will use the production as an example of how a single event can be used to develop multiple characters and stories. Students will create an incident or event with the capacity to affect a large number of characters, then participate in a series of exercises that develop an understanding of place, characters, relationships and potential points of conflict.
This workshop will connect with Stage 5 and Stage 6 Drama curriculum while offering a practical extension to the experience of seeing Lights in the Park.
Setup: ATYP's teaching artists will supply all materials required for the workshop, however the school may be asked to print handouts. All ATYP's Teaching Artists have a valid Working With Children Check, which can be provided to the school upon request
Teachers: A teacher MUST be present for the entire duration of the workshop. Additional teachers are more than welcome to attend the workshops, however this is not a requirement.
Fee: $400 including GST. Payments must be received before the workshop date.
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Eligibility: Schools are eligible to apply for this incursion when they have paid the booking deposit for Lights In The Park at The Joan.
To book for Lights In The Park, complete The Joan’s 2021 Schools Booking Form
To Register for this Workshop: Complete the application form below, read and accept the Terms and Conditions, and click submit. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received. Payment is due prior to the commencement of the workshop and per the terms and conditions. Please Note: Accurate school contact details are essential for follow-up by the ATYP team.
Due Date: Registrations are due by 6pm, Friday 26 March 2020.
Successful Schools: Due to practical limitations, a maximum of two schools will be offered to host these workshop, located within a 60-minute drive of each other. Workshops will be offered to the first two schools who send in their completed registration forms. Successful schools will be notified by ATYP of their application's success by Wednesday 31 March 2021.