General Description

BUILDING TOWARDS THE BIG PRODUCTION

 How to run a Theatre Sports competition – which games/how to improve improvisation/improvised dance

 How to bring a script to life: acting tips/blocking/mute rehearsal/technology

 How to stage group-­devised pieces and monologues for real audiences

HOW TO MOUNT THE BIG PRODUCTION

 How to get the team you want

 How to get the cast you  want: Auditioning tips/casting

 What’s the right script/libretto?

 How to ensure attendance and create an efficient rehearsal  schedule

 How to control: 

backstage/front of house/sets/lighting/sound/OHS/costs/props

costumes/make up/etc

 How to control the actual performance

 What to do pre-­show/on the night/after the show

 Voice essentials

Pre-emptive Troubleshooting

 

Audience

Primary and Secondary teachers with a role in staging the School Production and many smaller shows

 

Teaching Standards

6.1.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Identify and plan professional learning needs:  Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and advice from colleagues to identify and plan professional learning needs,

4.4.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Maintain student safety:   Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements,

3.7.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Engage parents/ carers in the educative process:  Plan for appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities for parents/ carers to be involved in their children’s learning,

2.2.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content selection and organisation:  Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Achieving a Professional Quality School Production” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  6.1.2,   4.4.2,  3.7.2,  2.2.2,   2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Venue Information:

Club York

Level 2, 99 York St

Sydney

Map

Directions

It is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club.  Take the lift to Level 2.  A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay.  Middle of CBD.

Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.

Parking

Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates


COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

Sessions

BUILDING TOWARDS THE BIG PRODUCTION

1 hour and 40 minutes

TEACHING PRODUCTION SKILLS THROUGH SMALL PERFORMANCES

  • How to run a Theatre Sports competition – which games/how to improve improvisation/improvised dance
  •  How to bring a script to life: acting tips/blocking/mute rehearsal/technology
  •  How to stage group-­devised pieces and monologues for real audiences


PREPARING FOR THE SHOW

1 hour and 40 minutes

PREPARATION:

  • Lecture Scripts Manual
  • Handout: Cast lists Discussion CD on Screen
  • Lecture Pre-planning CD Contract
  • Lecture Casting/Auditioning CD on Screen
  • Lecture Staging Show: ‘Footloose’ PPT
  • Lecture Jobs/Sets/Light /Sound Manual
  • Light/Microphone Guide show Video Hairspray Lighting Cues Video
  • Show CD contents


ENSURING A HIGH-QUALITY PERFORMANCE

1 hour and 40 minutes

  • Preparing the Actors
  • Improving the Acting Laban Exercise Manual on screen
  • Improving the Choreography ‘Footloose’ Song Machine Workshop
  • Voice Essentials See Cd contents
  • Non Musicals: Production brief/blocking/set/costume
  • Sharing Ideas


What To Bring

Clothes that don’t restrict movement

Presenter

Ron Thomas

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating. Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.