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four indigenous performers, one man and one women standing, one man and one woman sitting with desk and books in front of her, standing man has hands in air describing something

EXPLORE, DISCOVER, EXPRESS.

 

 

Enjoy the benefits of arts education with our Education Program. Increase knowledge of social and cultural issues. Enhance communication and expression. Build confidence and teamwork skills. Develop creativity.

Our secondary education program offers arts experiences across a range of genres. Learnings are delivered in an intimate and inclusive environment.

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The Crossing

The Crossing explores the unique bond that exists between Kayah Guenther, a young man with Down Syndrome, and his mentor Gavin Webber, a bond forged through the language of dance and improvisation and the desire for self-expression.

DATE 24 March
VENUE Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (Ages 12+)
ARTFORM Theatre
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

Workshop available on request.

Black Cockatoo

Inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first-ever international sporting team, this is not just about cricket. This is a story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility.

DATE 7 April
VENUE Logan Entertainment Centre
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
WARNINGS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died
ARTFORM Theatre
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

GENERAL DRAMA: UNIT 1 How can we use drama to celebrate, document, empower and share understandings of the human experience?
How can we recreate people’s stories in linear and non-linear dramatic forms?
GENERAL ENGLISH: UNIT 2 Australian texts.
10 DRAMA Analyse a range of drama from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their drama making, starting with drama from Australia and including drama of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider drama in international contexts
CURRICULUM PRIORITIES Aboriginal perspectives and Torres Strait Islander perspectives

Education resources pack available on request.

Medea

Medea is a former Barbarian Princess who left her world behind for the man she loves. When she learns that her husband Jason, leader of the Argonauts, is planning to leave her to marry Glauce, the Greek Princess of Corinth, her love and passion turns to blind rage.

DATE 21 & 22 April
VENUE Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
WARNINGS This performance contains adult themes, coarse language, references to domestic violence, suicide and depression, blackouts, and haze.
ARTFORM Theatre
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

GENERAL DRAMA: UNIT 4 How can drama be used to reframe purpose, context and meaning through contemporising texts? How can you manipulate and shape dramatic languages to communicate to 21st-century audiences?

THEMES Revenge, Grief, Betrayal, Passion, Manipulation, Exile, Gender.

Education resources pack and workshop available on request.

Jekyll and Hyde

A Slightly Isolated Dog Production.  Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde. A man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells ‘shark’ at the beach.

DATE 6 May
VENUE Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
WARNINGS This performance contains strong language& adult themes
ARTFORM Comedy
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

“Last night my Year 11 Theatre class and I attended Jekyll and Hyde. We all loved it. The boys were jumping out of their seats
with excitement. You are all to be congratulated on a fabulous, contemporary production and audience members couldn’t help but leave
uplifted by the nonsense and joy, not to mention the great skills on show. Well Done!”  M Cody (teacher)

Schools Resource Website

 

Undertow

A new original work exploring themes of resilience, mental health, relationships and identity.

DATE 14 & 15 July
VENUE Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (15+)
WARNINGS This performance contains adult themes, coarse language, references to domestic violence, suicide and depression, blackouts, and haze.
ARTFORM Drama
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

The Arts (Drama/Dance/Music), HPE, English, Sose and Media Studies.

Performance Genres:
Physical Theatre, Political Theatre, Epic Theatre, Mime, Multiple Role Playing, Comedy, Monologue and Live Music

Themes

Mental Health, Resilience, Identity, Relationships

Education resources pack available on request.

Brothers Book Club

By the Mamas Boys Collective.

Welcome to Brothers Book Club. Once a month, the boys meet at Book Club to discuss, study, help (and roast) one another. These boys are best friends – they’re brothers.

DATE 27 July – 4 August
VENUE Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (15+)
WARNINGS Adult themes around race, culture and relationships; Some coarse language
ARTFORM Drama
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

From, Style & Conventions
Magical realism, Contemporary performance, Realism, Multi-Form (dance, hip hop, poetry), Transformation of classic texts

Senior Syllabus Units
Grade 11 Unit Two: Reflect  Grade 12 Unit Four: Transform

Themes

Family, Growing Up, Culture & Community, Literature, Manhood / Masculinity, Friendship

Education resources pack available on request.

The Sapphires

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives.

DATE 26 August
VENUE Logan Entertainment Centre
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
ARTFORM Musical Theatre
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

The Arts (Drama/Dance/Music)

 

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

Young Marty is a triplet. One of three, only he is the odd one out, the runt of the litter. No one understands him, except his dogs.

DATE 2 September
VENUE Logan Entertainment Centre
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
WARNINGS This performance contains references to domestic violence
ARTFORM Drama
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

The Arts (Drama/Dance/Music)

THEMES Belonging & family, Violence, bullying & safety, Memory & perception, Coming of age, Survival, Mental health

Study Guide available on request

Silence

SILENCE is an urgent call for TREATY, highlighting the stories and struggles of First Nations communities since colonisation.

DATE 11 & 12 October
VENUE Logan Entertainment Centre & Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
ARTFORM Dance Theatre
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

GENERAL DANCE: UNIT 3
How does a choreographer’s cultural background affect the communication of their viewpoint in dance?
DANCE 7–10
Analyse a range of dance from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their dance making, starting with dance from Australia and including
dance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider dance in international contexts.
ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDIES
ARTS IN PRACTICE
DANCE; DANCE IN PRACTICE
DRAMA; DRAMA IN PRACTICE
ENGLISH; ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
CURRICULUM PRIORITIES
Aboriginal perspectives and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Teacher notes & workshop available on request

 

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

A beautifully observed, humorous and poignant play, Ray Lawler’s much-loved tale of two Queensland cane cutters who for 16 years have worked up north in the brutal sugar cane fields and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends.

DATE 26 October
VENUE Logan Entertainment Centre & Kingston Butter Factory
AUDIENCE Secondary (14+)
ARTFORM Drama
COST Students $15

One free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked.

LINKS TO CURRICULUM

The Arts (Drama/Dance/Music)

 

 

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