2020 School Program

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What We Offer

Our Main Program – 2 hours

SHORT PERFORMANCE/WORKSHOP
Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth

COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP
Offered for all our texts

Additional Services

SHORT PERFORMANCES
TASTE TEST WORKSHOPS
TAILOR MADE WORKSHOPS
RECORDED/FILMED PROGRAMS


The Plays

Facilitated by one of our core artistic team, a team of professional actors present performances and readings from texts tailored to enrich your classroom studies.

Our team will provoke questions about the text and facilitate open discussion between creatives, students and teachers. Scenes will be brought to life to enhance a deeper understanding and in some cases different versions will be presented to show how a director’s vision can also influence the text.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

As schools realise the potential of these interactive forums, demand for our programs is increasing. Session times are limited and at certain times of the year we get more requests than we can satisfy.


English: Introducing Shakespeare

Short Performance / Workshop Program Years 7 – 11

MACBETH by William Shakespeare

Performance When an evil person gets what’s coming to them there is no tragedy. This production focuses on the familiar- ity and banality of having desires and ambitions, and how unchecked they can lead to consequences beyond imagination. We focus…

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare

Performance “I saw Shakespeare, it wasn’t hard, and don’t tell anyone but I may have even liked it.” This is the sort of thing we hear from students after this show. The dramatic style mirrors the narrative, creating an exciting…


VCE English and EAL

List 1

Plays Short Performance / Workshop Program

WOMEN OF TROY by Euripides

Performance The screams of the of the women of Troy reverberate through time, echoing into the contemporary world. This stylised ensemble piece is a great introduction to the story of the Trojan War but also draws our attention how parable…

EXTINCTION by Hannie Rayson

A seemingly simple story about the saving the tiger quoll from extinction contains a complex critique of ‘heroes vs villains’ narratives, highlighting those narratives unsuitability for the modern world. This play deals with a wide variety of possibly interrelated extinctions:…

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare

Performance This short performance is a joyful bubbling brook of a rom-com with a warning sign that malice, power games and social critique lurk beneath the surface. Is love a virus or a cure? In a world of deceptions and…

List 2

Comprehensive Workshop Program

THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller

(Studied in comparison to The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham) At first glance the contrast between the comedy of one and the high drama horror of the other is glaring. But there are obvious similarities too. Both are set in small-town frontier…

PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Anna Ziegler

(Studied in comparison to The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood) Various feminist movements comment that history is really HIS-story; the stories of men told at the expense of the female voice: if Homer’s Odyssey can be thought of as the father…


VCE Literature Texts

Plays

Comprehensive Workshop Program

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams

Lies can keep families and society afloat, but inevitably the truth will out. At Big Daddy’s birthday celebration, the Pollitt family find themselves forced to face their own inner truths; a challenge at which they mostly fail. This workshop examines…

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

Revelry and sanctioned rule-breaking can strengthen social structures. When Viola becomes unwittingly caught in a love triangle, confusion cascades on the house of Duke Orsino. When true identities are revealed, love smiles upon all the lovers – except for one….


Other Popular Works

Comprehensive Workshop Program

MEDEA by Euripides

The tale of Medea’s vicious revenge killing of her children strikes at symbols deeply rooted in our culture. Medea is a feminist hero – cutting off patriarchal power at is source as she steals Jason’s heirs. Equally she is a…

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare

What happens when a stickler for law and order is left in charge? Set in Vienna, Measure for Measure is an ambiguous tragicomedy that can be seen to pokes fun at and investigates the darker side of the superficiality of…

BLACK DIGGERS by Tom Wright

Over 1000 indigenous Australians served in WWI and yet their contribution and stories are under-recognised. Black Diggers tells of the struggle indigenous men faced trying to enlist, of rare moments of racial equality on the battlefield, and of our post-war…

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams

Two sisters who have lived very different lives, one life founded on a crumbling veneer of aristocratic beauty and whimsy, the other on the brutality and honesty of the working class, reunite leading to a clash of personalities and ideas….

TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose

When a single juror stands up against peer pressure and votes “Not Guilty” in a seemingly open and shut case it becomes clear why jurors need to deliberate and discuss the case before them. The defendant is the faceless other…

COSI by Louis Nowra

Cosi invites audiences to share Lewis’ journey as he overcomes his prejudice regarding mental health and discovers the power in the silliness of a Mozart Opera. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam moratorium, Lewis’ friends are trying to stop…

BOMBSHELLS by Joanna Murray Smith

The young woman who needs the dress, the mother fraying at the edges, the older woman who remains a sexual being: comedic stereotypes of women who inhabit our world that explode into deeper truths about being unseen. In a world…

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

In investigating the historical Caesar and the foundations of modern democracy, we look at honour, power and language in the game of politics. Did Caesar’s despotism or his perceived fragility make him a target for assassination? Are honour and integrity…


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SCHOOL PRORGAM BOOKINGS

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

COSTS

All programs are priced by cost per student, ranging from $9.50 to $17.00.

NUMBERS

We have a minimum booking of 100 students on all workshop incursion programs. There is no maximum booking number. Students in excess of the 100 are charged at the same per head cost.

SMALL GROUPS

If you have a small class and can’t afford the minimum booking cost we may be able to assist by pairing you` up with another school.

IF YOU ARE PAYING UP-FRONT

For clients who are paying the full cost upfront; an invoice will be issued to you upon booking. The invoice will either be attached to this email or will be sent to you shortly. The booking is finalised upon receipt of payment. Invoices are issued for a standard term of three weeks. In most cases schools need a little extra time to pay the invoice and if this is the case for you, please just email us and let us know.

On the day the program is delivered our onsite producer will check attendance numbers with you, and if the total attendance number is higher than originally booked, a member of staff will contact you to confirm the number is correct.  Any additional students who attended will simply be charged at a per head price and an additional invoice will be issued, once the number has been confirmed.

IF YOU ARE PAYING LATER

For clients wishing to use our traditional system of paying after delivery of the program then this option is still available.  We will no longer take a deposit payment, and instead we will ask you to sign a guarantee by selecting one of the 2 options below:

  1. A) Sign our `Terms & Conditions Agreement` and return it to us, or
  2. B) Ask you accounts department to generate a purchase order for the invoice and then send that order number to us. You may require a Quote for your accounts department to do this, and If this is the case please just let us know and we will forward that to you.

On the day of the program delivery our onsite producer will check final attendance numbers with you and a member of staff will contact you to confirm the number is correct.  Any additional students who attended will simply be charged at a per head price. Once the number is confirmed we will issue a final invoice, minus the deposit paid.

CANCELLATIONS

IF the booking is cancelled by Eagles Nest Theatre: then a full refund of any money paid will be returned to the client.

If the booking is cancelled by the school:

If you cancel anytime up until 6 weeks prior to the program delivery, you may be charged a $250 cancelation fee. If you have paid the full fee up-front, then the $250 cancelation fee may be retained from this payment and any difference will be returned to you.

If you find yourself in this situation, we would suggest contacting the school’s coordinator to see if you can move your booking to another date.

If you cancel 6 weeks prior to booking – Clients may be liable for 50% of the original agreed booking fee.

If you cancel 2 weeks prior – Schools may be liable for full costs of the original agreed booking fee (weather this be the minimal booking number or a higher attendance number, as originally agreed upon when booking was made).

Should this situation occur, we suggest you contact our school’s co-ordinator to see what other options may be available.

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