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VIC Unit 1 (Introducing Performance Styles) Bundle

$55.00

Select any three publications from our curated lists of text suggestions for Unit 1 (Introducing Performance Styles)

Selected texts are inclusive of both devised solo and ensemble performances that feature real or imagined characters. All texts explore personal, cultural and/or community experiences.

Talking To Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble

Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

Experience the compelling real stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations.

Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong

‘I saw my insides today. I found Tom, my first love, in my bones.’

The Clown From Snowy River by Bridget Boyle & Liz Skitch

The Swagman, inspired by his beloved Banjo Paterson, sets out to stage the history of Australia.

Dramawise Reimagined by Brad Haseman and John O'Toole

In drama, we are the creators. Like in a skeleton, the bones of drama only work together. The human context—the situation, the people and their relationships—are the flesh.

Story by Robert McKee

Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track.

Description

 

 

Talking to Brick Walls by Claire Christian & The Empire Arts Impact Ensemble 

GENRE: Devised Ensemble
THEMES: Young People, Coming of Age, Parenting
LENGTH: 60 Minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS:
Large Cast 
SYNOPSIS:
Hey! We need to talk! And we’ve needed to talk for over 8000 years. Talking to Brick Walls is a hybrid verbatim piece exploring adolescent and parent relationships. It was co-created by eleven young artists alongside facilitators Claire Christian and Ari Palani over a period of three and a half months. This is the conversation they wanted to have. The story the wanted to tell. The show they wanted to make.

 


 

 

The Village by Multiple Playwrights

GENRE: Devised Ensemble
THEMES: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Immigration
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 7
SYNOPSIS: Experience the compelling real stories of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations. Created from verbatim accounts from refugees and people seeking asylum. The Village showcases the cultural diversity of Australia and honors the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children who have made Australia their new home.

 

 

 


 

 

Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong

GENRE: Devised Solo Performance
THEMES: Domestic Violence, Relationships, Self Empowerment
LENGTH: 90 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 1-2
SYNOPSIS: When a woman finds scars left by her ex-boyfriend of many years etched into her bones, she begins a turbulent journey to unpack her past and discover how he got under her skin. Based on the true story of two teenagers’ romance as it blossoms then warps in the heat of bustling Singapore, Blue Bones is a one-woman show told with incredible honesty by Merlynn Tong.

 

 

 


 

 

The Clown From Snowy River by Briget Boyle & Liz Skitch 

GENRE: Devised Solo Performance
THEMES: Australian Identity, History, and Culture
LENGTH: 60 minutes
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 5-6
SYNOPSIS: The Swagman, inspired by his beloved Banjo Paterson, sets out to stage the history of Australia. However, his troupe of clowns have ideas of their own. Together they attempt to stage all of the defining chapters in Australian history—from Gallipoli to the Sydney Olympics, and from Ned Kelly to Kylie Minogue.

 

 


 

 

Story by Robert McKee

GENRE: Textbook
THEMES: Devising Works 
SYNOPSIS:
In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the “magic” of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

 

 


 

 

Dramawise Reimagined by Brad Haseman and John O’Toole

GENRE: Textbook 
THEMES:
Elements of Drama, Playmaking and Dramatic Meanings 
SYNOPSIS:
This book stands as a definitive text for teachers, students and drama practitioners, shaping many classroom programs and curricula at a state, national and international level. . It reaches beyond the original concepts, offering newly challenging drama activities that reflect complex questions in today’s society.

 

 

 

 


 

Additional information

Weight 0.775 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 2.5 cm

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