UNIT 1: MAKING NEW WORK WITH STUDENTS
Join QDPA award-winning Playwright David Megarrity as he uses his experience working with, and creating theatre for young people to provide you with strategies of generating ideas and creating new work with your students.
David Megarrity is a writer, composer, musician and performer creating at the intersection of music, performance and projected image. He is a recipient of a Lord Mayor’s Performing Arts Fellowship and his works have played at the Sydney Opera House, around Australia and abroad. He’s been finalist in the George Landen Dann Award, Inscriptions Edward Albee Scholarship and Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.
Facilitator: David Megarrity
Time: 10am – 1pm
Participants will receive a copy of QPDA (2019-20) winning play, The Holidays by David Megarrity.
LUNCH BREAK 1pm-2pm
UNIT 3: THEATRE FOR SOCIAL COMMENT
In this workshop experienced educator Matthew Kopelke will guide participants through the process that brought the award-winning play Blue Bones to the stage. Through in-depth analysis of the script and production, this workshop will provide incredible insight into how this powerful and emotional work was able to interrogate and challenge difficult topics and create unforgettable experiences for audiences.
Facilitator: Matthew Kopelke
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Participants will get a copy of the award-winning play, Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong and a ticket to a preview performance with a Q&A for teachers on Wednesday 18 August at the Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse.
Designed for educators teaching Queensland’s Drama Syllabus, Playlab Theatre’s 2021 workshop series will dive into cutting-edge new Australian work to unpack the conventions of the form, style and structure, and to deconstruct how the elements of drama are used to create meaning.
Delivered across 2 days, each of these 4 workshops will focus on a new Australian play and, through in-depth analysis, will provide practical ideas and strategies for bringing these works off the stage and into your classroom in line with the syllabus.
TEACHING THE CURRICULUM EDUCATOR PD SERIES 2021:
- Unit 1/Unit 3 – Fri 19 Feb (Term 1, Week 4)
- Unit 2/Unit 4 – Fri 23 Apr (Term 2, Week 1)