Kids Drama: HERCULES & THE GREEK GODS!
Kids Drama: HERCULES & THE GREEK GODS!
Join us in Term 3 2019 (Sundays 5-6pm) for a fantastic production of a new play HERCULES AND THE GREEK GODS! If your child loves ancient myths and legends, tales of the Greek gods and books like the Percy Jackson series, they will love performing in this show!
Written by playwright Kirsty Budding especially for the performers who join this course and taught by professional actor and popular drama tutor Rob Shiells, this course is ideal for young performers ages 5-12 who wish to challenge themselves, develop confidence, learn lines and have an amazing time developing a production inspired by the myths and legends of the ancient world.
There are a great range of roles for both boys and girls and all performers in the course receive a character role and lines. All Budding Theatre term classes end with a FREE public performance in a theatre venue as part of Showcase Day.
PLEASE NOTE: Term 3 final show will be on MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER at 6pm at the Courtyard at Canberra Theatre Centre; this is the FIRST DAY OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS so this course is only suitable for young performers who will not be away and are available on the evening of Monday 30th September (the day after the final Sunday class, week 10 of school term).
In this nine week drama course for children, students will:
audition for roles in HERCULES AND THE GREEK GODS (an amazing range of roles)
learn lines for their roles and line-learning strategies (which also helps with reading skills and vocabulary!)
be directed and learn performance skills including use of stage space, expression, gesture, vocal projection, timing and characterisation.
perform in front of a large audience at the Canberra Theatre Centre
Term 3 class dates 2019 (NINE Sundays 5-6pm, Weeks 2-10 of school term 3 PLUS final show on Monday evening 30th September at Canberra Theatre Centre).
Sunday 4 August: Orientation and Audition
Parents/guardians emailed scripts & roles between Class 1 & 2
Sunday 11 August: Play read through and goal-setting
Sunday 18 August: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 25 August: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 1 September: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 8 September: Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 15 September Rehearsal and direction
Sunday 22 September: Rehearsal and direction Off script
Sunday 29 September: Full run of show
Monday 30 September: Final dress rehearsal 4pm and FREE public performance at 5.30pm at the Courtyard Theatre at Canberra Theatre Centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE AUDITION WORK?
Upon enrolment, all performers receive a monologue to learn (this is sent to parent/guardian via email). There is also a short version for very young or new performers. All performers will perform the same monologue at the first class after engaging in drama games and orientation activities to build confidence. This is designed to be a fun, supportive and stress-free introduction to auditioning and acting, with all performers guaranteed a speaking role in the production.
HOW ARE ROLES ASSIGNED?
Roles and scripts are emailed to parents/guardians between the Week 1 and Week 2 class. This is because the script is tailored to the strengths of the group as seen in the audition. Parents/guardians print the script and help their child highlight their lines, then performers arrive to the Week 2 class with their scripts excited and ready to rehearse.
WHERE DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Playing Field Studio, corner of Barry Drive & Kingsley St, Acton.
Enter via Canberra Dance Theatre.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?
This course is suitable for beginners and more experienced performers. There will be a range of roles with various levels of challenge catering to individual performers.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
Performers must be fully committed to learning their lines at home.
We ask all parents/guardians enrolling their child in this course to be happy to create a toga costume for their child - a simple bed sheet and accessories works a treat!
“My daughter attended the Peter Pan drama class in Term 3 of 2018 and she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Highly recommend Budding theatre programs.” - Cindy, Oxley
Although my son has always loved drama he has sometimes been a bit blasé about rehearsals. However, he now counts down the days until the next rehearsal for A Christmas Carol. Thank you! - James, Watson
“My daughter has had a great time performing and participating in classes with Budding Theatre. She gets along well with the other kids and it's a comfortable inclusive atmosphere.” - Ainslie, Wanniassa
“We have found Budding Theatre to be very professional, uses excellent communication methods, produces theatre productions of a high quality that the kids love performing in!” - Sarah, Macgregor
My child really enjoyed her very first experience in drama and looked forward to it every week. - Megan, Curtin
“I have been performing with Budding Theatre for 4 years this year and I love it so much. When I started I had little to no performance experience and was very shy. I have now developed my skills and made friends I’ll have for a long time.” - Breanna, Macgregor
Lead Tutor: Robert Shiells is a Canberra-based actor and a regular lead performer with Budding Theatre. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Performance and a Diploma of Musical Theatre (CADA). He recently participated in the ARTS Showcase in LA where he performed in front of agents and was awarded a scholarship to the New York Film Academy where he will head in 2020. Rob has a wealth of experience as an actor and drama tutor and is looking forward to working with talented young performers at Budding Theatre.
Playwright & Course Coordinator: Kirsty Budding BA DipEd MSt (ANU). Originally from the UK, Kirsty performed widely in theatre before moving to Australia and developing a career in theatre and education. She has been shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award (2008) and has won the Canberra New Playwright’s Award (2008); the Canberra Area Theatre Award for Best Original Work (2014); the Short+Sweet Festival Best Script Award (2016); the Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles (Finalist 2017); and the ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction (2018) for her debut book, Paper Cuts: Comedic and Satirical Monologues for Audition or Performance.
All Budding Theatre tutors hold a Working With Vulnerable People card.
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