11: Year 10 vs Re-imagining Shakespeare

In this episode of DQ Chats, Katrina Hasthorpe chats with Kath Cadd about her engaging and immersive introductory lessons to her Reimagining Shakespeare Unit for Year 10 students. Settle down for a wonderful discussion of practice, introducing Shakespeare, and Elizabethan Theatre Conventions through a Contemporary theatre lens. Our theme music is by Simon Jomphe Lepine,… Read more »

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10: Dramatic Encounters

On this episode of DQ Chats, Dana Holden sits down with Associate Professor and DQ Life Member, Madonna Stinson, to discuss Drama Queensland’s first major book, Dramatic Encounters: Artistry, Community and Scholarship in Drama Teaching. Written by teachers and academics in partnership, Dramatic Encounters shares stories of incredible collaborations across Queensland. Dana and Madonna discuss… Read more »

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9: Who Killed Romeo and Juliet?

On this episode of DQ Chats, Katrina Hasthorpe sits down with Debb Wall and Mark Deere to discuss all things Who killed Romeo and Juliet?, an innovative web series created by staff and students at Capalaba State College. The five-part series follows the cast of a school production of Romeo and Juliet as they unravel… Read more »

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8: Advocacy in the Data Age

In this episode of DQ Chats, we begin with a snapshot of the upcoming DQ 2020 VISION conference and last-minute registration details. Tavia Seymour and Katrina Hasthorpe then discuss how data has influenced their classroom practice and how they use it effectively and positively to advocate for Drama in their schools. A key focus at… Read more »

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7: The Scene Project

And we’re back! In this episode of DQ Chats, VP Planning and Finance Sam Neill and DQ President Stephanie Tudor talk all things The Scene Project with Queensland Theatre’s Education Co-Ordinator Emma Funnell. With Sam completing the project in Mackay last year, and Stephanie in Brisbane Metro, we get two quite different perspectives on how… Read more »

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6: NAIDOC Week 2020

In this mini episode of DQ Chats, DQ President Dana Holden discusses the importance and significance of NAIDOC Week, and offers all Drama teachers a chance to reflect on how they can celebrate Indigenous culture inside the classroom. Our theme music is by Simon Jomphe Lepine, and is used under a Creative Commons License.

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5: Greek Theatre

In this special World Teacher’s Day episode of DQ Chats, DQ Vice President (DALO) Stephanie Tudor chats with DQ member Solitaire Marks about the dramatic style of Greek Theatre, and the ways in which they approach it in their classrooms. Our theme music is by Simon Jomphe Lepine, and is used under a Creative Commons… Read more »

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4: Graduate Teaching in 2020

In this episode of DQ Chats, DQ Committee member Matthew Kopelke sits down with Issy Mowen, DQ member and first-year teacher, to discuss her experiences in the Drama classroom in 2020, and her transition from pre-service to graduate. Our theme music is by Simon Jomphe Lepine, and is used under a Creative Commons Licence.

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3: Pre-Service Teaching in 2020

In this episode of DQ Chats, Dana Holden sits down with Katrina Holmes, one of our DQ Committee members, to discuss her experiences as a pre-service teacher in 2020, as well as the work she has done for the DQ community this year. Our theme music is by Simon Jomphe Lepine, and is used under… Read more »

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2: John Nicholas Saunders

DQ President Dana Holden sits down for a chat with Drama Australia President John Nicholas Saunders, to discuss the relationship that exists between the two organisations, and what’s been happening in John’s world throughout 2020. Our theme music is by Simon Jomphe Lepine, and is used under a Creative Commons Licence.

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