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2019 School Program

Supporting creative development in Victorian schools for over 10 years.

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What We Offer

Our Main Program – 2 hours

FULL PRODUCTION
Women of Troy – Register  now for priority tickets

SHORT PERFORMANCE/WORKSHOP
Medea, 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 and the Greeks

Short Performance / Workshop Program Years 7 – 11

MEDEA by Euripides

AVAILABLE NOW! Performance The tale of Medea is dark and potent like a witches brew. It is so epically tragic that without seeing the text brought to life by performers, it is difficult to imagine it as a plausible reality….

MACBETH by William Shakespeare

Performance When an evil person gets what’s coming to them there is no tragedy. In production focuses on the humanity and normality of having desires and ambitions and naively taking a wrong step only to find ourselves embroiled in consequences…

ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare

Performance “I saw Shakespeare, it wasn’t hard and dont tell anyone but I may have even liked it.” This is the sort of thing we want to hear when students see this show. The dramatic style of this performance mirrors…

VCE: English/EAL List 1: Reading and Creating Texts

Comprehensive Workshop Program

THE WOMEN OF TROY by Euripides

We are very excited to announce that we will be doing Women of Troy as a full performance for the public. To help any school that would like to also see this version, we have organised to do Matinees on the Fridays. Public…

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 their lack of suitability for the modern world.  If we take the word extinction to mean the end…

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare

AVAILABLE NOW! What happens when a stickler for law and order is left in charge? Set in Vienna, Measure for Measure sits uncomfortably in tragicomic territory. Does it poke fun at the superficiality of love, morality, power and corruption, or…

VCE: English/EAL List 2: Reading and Comparing Texts

Comprehensive Workshop Program

BLACK DIGGERS by Tom Wright

(Studied in comparison to The Longest Memory by Fred Daguiar)   Over 1000 indigenous Australians served in WWI and yet their contribution remains almost unrecognised. This play is like pieces of an exploded bomb resurfacing from the mud; fragments and…

THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller

(Studied in comparison to Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks) Both of these texts give us a portrait of what happens behind the scenes in a small town gripped by hysteria and fear of infiltration by an invisible enemy. They…

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: Literary Texts

Comprehensive Workshop Program

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams

AVAILABLE NOW! 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…

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

Please register your interest for this text. We will confirm availability with sufficient interest from schools. Revelry and sanctioned rule-breaking can help to keep the social structure strong. When Viola becomes unwittingly caught in a love triangle, confusion cascades on…

 

Other Popular Works

Comprehensive Workshop Program

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 defendant is the faceless other – the only thing…

COSI by Louis Nowra

AVAILABLE NOW! 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…

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…

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

AVAILABLE NOW! In investigating the historical Caesar and the foundations of modern democracy, we look at honour, power and language in the game of politics. Was it Caesar’s despotism or his perceived fragility that made him a target for political…


Pricing

Deposits and Final Payments

All bookings require the payment of a $250 deposit to be secured. After the program is provided you will be sent a final invoice based on the number of students that attend.

Costs

All programs are priced by cost per student, ranging from $9.00 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.

Cancellations

If booking is cancelled by the school less than 6 weeks prior to the performance you will be liable for the full booking amount based on the ticket price and number of students above.

If booking is cancelled by Eagle’s Nest Theatre you will receive a full refund, including deposit.

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