These two hour intensive workshops are designed to give students a practical experience linked to topics from HSC Studies in Drama and Theatre. The workshops explore the rubric through practical exercises which students can later reflect on and write about. Each session is led by an ATYP artist with experience in the relevant topic and can be customised to focus on the texts, performance styles or practitioners your class is studying.
The HSC Drama Workshop can be delivered at your school, online or at our workshop space at the Eighteen80 Hall, Devonshire Street, Surrey Hills.
Duration: 2 hours
Through engaging with the performance styles, techniques and conventions of the plays, students will explore notions of authenticity, authority and the tension between maintaining truth while creating theatrically and audience engagement in Verbatim Theatre.
Approaches to Acting
This workshop is a practical exploration of either one or two of the practitioners’ works and approaches to actor training. Through exploring specific techniques and exercises, students will experience the aesthetic and expression of the actor’s presence and relationship to audience engagement. You can choose to explore Le Coq, Boal, Meyerhold and/or Grotowski in this experiential workshop.
The Voice of Women in Theatre
This workshop is an exploration of plays written by women which give expression to a female vision of human experience. In this practical workshop, students will examine the roles, characters, issues and situations in the prescribed plays and explore experientially the stereotypes and socio/cultural judgements made about women through the playwright’s voice.
This workshop is a practical investigation of the nature of comedy and use of humour to explore the human experience of pain, loss, the controversial or taboo. By engaging with the forms, styles and conventions of two modern comedic plays, students will explore the uncomfortable issues expressed by the playwright and how audiences are affected by these plays.