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Course 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


Primary and secondary teachers with a role in staging the school production and many smaller shows.

Teaching Standards

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

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

$  285 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome

  • 2


    • Resources

  • 3

    Building up to a Big Show

    • Building up to a Big Show

    • Reflections

  • 4

    Getting It All Together

    • Getting it All Together - Part 1

    • Getting it All Together - Part 2

    • Reflections

  • 5

    Managing the Show

    • Managing the Show

    • Reflections

  • 6


    • Thank You

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Please take a few mintues to give us your feedback

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Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas

Australia-wide facilitator and key note speaker for multiple 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

Ron's business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. He also run in school seminars for staff in the above, plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.

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