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Scriptwriting workshop with Mary Rachel Brown

Are you a Drama or English teacher? Would you benefit from a workshop to hone the skills you need to teach students how to write plays? This intensive masterclass was one of the highlights of ACTING UP! 2016 and will be offered again in 2017 with playwright Mary Rachel Brown.

Mary Rachel Brown writes professionally for the stage and for television and is currently under commission with Griffin Theatre Company. Next year her play Silent Night will be staged at The Eternity Theatre in Sydney. Another of her works The Dapto Chaser will

continue to tour regionally in 2017. Mary is the winner of the following literary awards: The Lyscirates Prize, The Griffin Award, The Max Afford Award and The Rodney Seaborn Award. Mary has also written for for Channel 7 (Home and Away) and the ABC (The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting).

“A great inspiring presenter who captivated me with her process and activities. I feel equipped with some great strategies
and techniques for developing the script with my students… Applicable for Acting Up! and far beyond it too.” – Donna Sullivan, Teacher, Hawker College

LOCATION
Canberra Theatre Centre

DATES
10am–5pm, 24 & 25 March 2017

PRICE
TWO DAY COURSE $150

Out of the Box: Theatre making techniques

Are you hungry to re-inspire your own theatre practice? Add new theatre-making techniques into your devising toolkit? Do you need new ideas to inspire and activate the powerful artist hiding somewhere deep within your students?

Join experienced director, dramaturg and theatre-maker, Karla Conway for a two-day Performance Lab exploring out-of-the-box theatre making techniques which will re-frame your entire classroom practice. Across the two days participants will venture between CTC and Civic, taking in a variety of site-specific performances from YOU ARE

HERE and then returning to the floor to get experimental! Learn how to draw from non-traditional theatre methods to create compelling, innovative and highly contemporary theatre pieces.

Unlock totally new ways to enter a work and master contemporary techniques to build well-structured, dramaturgically sound work – no matter the style or form of the piece. You will leave empowered with new inspiration
to get back into the rehearsal room.

A perfect PD to personally skill up and mentor your students through the creation of their 10 minute works for ACTING UP! 2017.

LOCATION
Canberra Theatre Centre

DATES
10am–5pm, 7 & 8 April 2017

PRICE
STANDARD
$100 for one day / $150 for two days

PAST COURSES

Theatre: Springboard for Learning

Curriculum expert Lynn Petersen will facilitate this two day practical workshop taking teachers through how to confidently use drama pedagogies to foster interdisciplinary learning. Explore ideas and activities surrounding transferable teaching strategies that can be applied to multiple key learning areas including English, Science and SOSE. Learn how to successfully build on students’ experiences of theatre to
enrich their understanding of the world and how these techniques link with the Australian Curriculum. This workshop will link with Diary of a Wombat and other shows from the 2017 Canberra Theatre Education season.
You will leave with the ability to use drama as a springboard for everyday learning, with a toolkit of cross curricular activities, ready to engage your students in Drama!

LOCATION
Canberra Theatre Centre

DATES
9am–5pm, 3 & 4 March 2017

PRICE
STANDARD
$100 for one day / $150 for two days
PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
$100 for one or two days

Primary Teachers Reference Group

CTC Primary Teachers Reference Group

The Primary Teachers Reference Group is an advisory committee of Primary Teachers who act as a sounding board to the CTC Education team, ensuring we program a diverse range of works which connect to the curriculum across all subject areas and age groups and will inspire in students a love of theatre.

The reference group also get advanced access to the program, value-add opportunities such as incursions, teacher resource kits, additional programs and other activities that support the season. The group meets three times a year at the theatre over drinks and nibbles, followed by viewing a performance showing in the venue that night!

Interested in getting involved?
Contact us on 02 6243 5704 or education@canberratheatrecentre.com.au