Shape of the Theatre

Presented by Danielle O’Dwyer at the 2018 DQ State Conference. Shape of the Theatre is a highly practical, hands-on workshop which will look at how we as practitioners encourage students to embrace a wide variety of influences in their practice. The workshop will look at the Asian Perspectives that underpin Epic Theatre, with a strong… Read more »

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Butoh Workshop

Presented by Simon Tate at the 2018 DQ State Conference. Butoh is an avant-garde, dance-theatre hybrid. This workshop will explore practical activities to help students feel comfortable exploring the dominant concepts of transformation, extremity, abandonment and imagery as a means of devising their own interpretation of this fluid and difficult to define style. Butoh Article

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Seizing the Senior Syllabus

Presented by Rachel Ford at the 2018 DQ State Conference. The new senior drama syllabus provides many opportunities and challenges for Queensland Drama teachers. A critical component in preparing students for success in Year 12 is to ensure they have a solid understanding of, and experience with performance-making, dramatic form and dramatic structure. Participants in… Read more »

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Transforming Elizabethan Theatre

Presented by Nicole Reilly & Matthew Caffoe (Mashed Theatre) at the 2018 DQ State Conference. A highly practical workshop, with resources provided so you don’t have to worry about note-taking! Aimed at teachers of senior drama, we will transform Marlowe’s Dr Faustus using a cutting-edge contemporary practice and the syllabus’ focus questions (with emphasis on… Read more »

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Making School Productions Easier

Presented by Laura Cooney at the 2018 DQ State Conference. Teachers have a lot to do. On top of their regular classes, many passionate drama teachers also have to present the annual school play or musical. School productions have such a huge benefit on students’ lives, so shouldn’t it be a little easier? This workshop will… Read more »

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A Games Lesson!

Presented by Brodie O’Mara & Melanie Serafin at the 2018 DQ State Conference. In this highly practical workshop, delegates will just get to play! The presenters will facilitate a number of their favourite warm-ups, focusing activities and dramatic exploration games. Opportunities will be provided for discussion and sharing – if you’ve played a better/quicker/funner version, let… Read more »

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