Full course description
Date and time
Session one: Friday 23 October 2020, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Session two: Thursday 20 November 2020, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Online – zoom link sent 24 hours prior to event
This learning event is right for you if you are new to putting on a school musical or looking to enhance and build on your current practice.
These sessions will assist you in generating design, creative and organisational ideas for your upcoming show. You will connect with people who are or have been in the same position as you, providing you with targeted advice on how to tackle each and every problem you may have. The workshop will be highly interactive, with experienced members of the performing arts community available to provide instant hints, feedback and to be your ‘guide on the side’. The sessions will make sure you cover all the bases involved in bringing your community together to support one of the biggest highlights on the school calendar.
From a past participant
‘We gained access to exemplary "best practice" and walked away feeling confident that remarkable performances are not impossible.’
· processes for choosing and applying for a show that suits your context
· templates for planning and coordination of rehearsals, staff, parents and external experts
· options for music provision
· design tips for creation of costumes, props, sets and lighting
· contacts for hiring costumes, sets, lights
· marketing and publicity ideas and processes.
Will Hanley is currently Advisor, Innovation Practice at Independent Schools Victoria. Prior to his current role, he taught English and Drama, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live.
Lynette and Chris White
Lynette and Chris White are a formidable team in the Australian theatre scene. They have worked together on a wide variety of productions, ranging from school and amateur to professional shows. Lynette and Chris are experts in the fields of direction and choreography, set and costume design and construction, as well as production management and organisation. The number of musicals they have put to the stage are too numerous to mention, working from small to large budgets.