Our Learning team specialises in providing custom theatre experiences tailored to your needs. You can choose from our list of popular curriculum-linked workshops or we can work with you to create a bespoke program targeting your chosen outcomes. All of our workshop programs can be scaled to suit your timetable and budget and can be delivered either in your school or at one of our many venues conveniently located around Sydney.
If you have a dream for drama in your school, ATYP Learning are your next artistic collaborators. Contact us today to find out what’s possible!
Some of our most popular workshops for primary students include:
- Actor’s Toolkit
- Reader’s Theatre
- Creating Characters
- Video Drama
- Physical Theatre
Some of our most popular workshops for secondary students include:
- Group Devising
- Monologue Skills
- Acting Skills & Scenework
- Approaches to Acting (Boal, Meyerhold, Lecoq, Grotowski, Brecht, Stanislavski)
- Physical Theatre
- Comedy / Clowning
- Commedia dell’arte
- Black Comedy
- Verbatim Theatre
- Site-Specific & Street Theatre
- Political / Protest Theatre
- Digital Storytelling
- Musical Theatre
- Voice in Theatre
- Production / Design
Coming Up in 2019:
Directing Young Performers with Fraser Corfield
14-15 June 2019 | $350 / $300 Drama NSW Members
Directing young performers is a specialised practice that requires a unique pedagogical toolkit; one that suits both educational and creative aims. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn practical directorial techniques to help get the very best out of your students in the drama classroom. Under the guidance of ATYP Artistic Director Fraser Corfield you’ll develop your skills in creative leadership, discover new ways to help student find truth and nuance in their performances, and work with an ensemble of young performers to hone your directorial eye. More details coming soon. Email us to express your interest.
Fanning The Flames: Navigating the GP Process with Natalie Rose
16-17 August | $350 / $300 Drama NSW Members
In this highly interactive workshop you’ll learn how professional theatre-makers kindle and nurture a long-form devising process using practical activities you can take back to your classroom. After the workshop you’ll be equipped to guide your students through their group devising journey: how to come up with a workable concept, how to proactively test and evaluate ideas, how to break through creative roadblocks and how to bring a structure to their work. More details coming soon. Email us to express your interest.
Matching The Elements Of Drama With Contemporary Industry Practice with Robert Jago
6-7 September | $350 / $300 Drama NSW Members
The Elements of Drama are distillations of what’s powerful in theatre, but it can be hard to intuit how to utilise them in performance. In this workshop you’ll explore the ways these abstract concepts are embodied on the stage. Experienced actor and teaching artist Robert Jago be your guide as you explore the Elements through practical script analysis, scene work, improvisation and directorial exercises. After the workshop you’ll be ready to lead your students in an experiential exploration of the Elements of Drama. More details coming soon. Email us to express your interest.
Our network of professional artists are available to lead teacher professional development workshops in your school or in one of our Sydney venues.
A professional development program might include:
- A one-off workshop with you and your faculty looking at integrating drama into your teaching practices and deepening your practical understanding of syllabus topics
- Team-teaching with a Resident Artist across a number of weeks, providing best-practice training for students and upskilling teachers in the process
Contact us for a quote or to learn more.
ATYP FOUNDATION COMMISSION SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIPS
ATYP’s Foundation Commission Schools Partnerships connect your school with a brand new play as it’s being written. Addressing Creative Arts, English and Critical & Creative Thinking learning areas, it’s a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of the creative process and contribute to the development of a new work. Students will have the opportunity to read and critically respond to key scenes, use drama to unpack the themes of the play and develop their creative and collaborative capabilities.
In 2019, students will focus on one of two scripts:
Stages 3-4: April Aardvark
Written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, performing at the SBW Stables Theatre from 16-26 October.
Stages 5-6: Bathory Begins
Written by Gretel Vela and Emme Hoy, playing at The Joan from 11-21 September.
The program consists of three key activities that surround your excursion to the theatre:
- A pre-show workshop in which students will:
- Read scenes from the script (in a Reader’s Theatre style),
- Participate in drama activities designed to elicit critical responses to the content, themes and characters of the play,
- Learn how to formulate constructive feedback which will be forwarded to the playwright.
- An online video conference with the playwright and director in which:
- The playwright will give an update on the progress of the script,
- The director will introduce elements of the production and discuss the rehearsal process,
- Any new scenes will be introduced and explained,
- Students will participate in interactive activities that contribute to the development of the production.
- A post-show workshop in which students will:
- Critically respond to the production through discussion and drama activities,
- Analyse and respond to the changes that occurred in the script,
- Reflect on the development experience and how it relates to their own creative process.
Both pre-and-post-show workshops are delivered in your school at a time that suits your timetable. The video conferences for both productions will be held in Term 3 on a date TBC.
In addition to the activities outlined above you’ll also have access to a suite of digital resources including in-class activities, interviews with the cast and crew and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
$1500 (does not include performance tickets).
Visit https://atyp.com.au/productions/season-2019/ for season dates and pricing information.
This program addresses English and Creative Arts curriculum outcomes, and also strongly promotes Literacy and Critical & Creative Thinking capabilities as students engage with and respond to a script at various stages throughout its development.
Artist In Residence
An ATYP Artist in Residence program embeds an artist in your school to work with your class, a year group or even your whole school to enrich their studies of drama.
A resident artist could:
- Provide a series of drama workshops for students at times convenient for you
- Team-teach creative arts lessons, upskilling teachers in the process
- Collaborate on a performance or school production, contributing their professional expertise
Contact us for a quote or to learn more.