Discover insights into the theatre-making process in our interactive workshops.

We strive to make creative, theatrical experiences accessible to all students in Victoria. As part of the Geraldine Lazarus Regional Enrichment Program, free workshops are available to a limited number of regional schools each year.

Exploring SLAP. BANG. KISS.

Learn more about the conventions, dramatic elements and expressive skills used in the MTC production of SLAP. BANG. KISS. by Dan Giovannoni. A perfect companion experience to seeing the play on tour, this workshop gets students up on their feet, working with script excerpts and making their own artistic decisions.

Suitable for: Year 9+

Duration: 2hrs (can be tailored to your timetable)

Group size: Up to 25 students

Mode of delivery: In-person

Acting skills

Explore the ways in which actors can create and embody characters in fun, physical exercises that use your voice and body. Gain insight into the work of actors at MTC and how a professional rehearsal room operates.

Suitable for: Year 9+

Duration: 2hrs (can be tailored to your timetable)

Group size: Up to 30 students

Mode of delivery: In-person or virtual

Lifecycle of a production

Through the lens of VCE Theatre Studies, explore the lifecycle of an MTC production. Students learn about what MTC staff and artists do in the planning, development and presentation stages, with concrete examples of tasks and duties. The workshop is presentation-style, with interactive questions throughout, and a concluding activity where students creatively interpret unusual script excerpts in each stage. Where possible, a guest from the MTC production department will join for a Q&A.

Suitable for: Year 10+

Duration: 90min (can be tailored to your timetable)

Group size: Up to 40 students

Mode of delivery: Zoom (or your school's preferred platform where possible)

Shakespearean comedy

Investigate how to make the audience laugh by analysing Shakespeare’s As You Like It and exploring the comedic possibilities on stage. An entertaining introduction to script analysis and performance styles, which equips students with skills they can apply to their own work.

Suitable for: Year 9+

Duration: 2hrs (can be tailored to your timetable)

Group size: Up to 25 students

Mode of delivery: In-person

Exploring Macbeth

Learn more about the characters and context of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through the lens of the 2017 MTC production. Easily accessible performance tasks bring the text to life in your classroom, as students engage with script excerpts in fun and collaborative ways.

Suitable for: Year 9+

Duration: 2hrs (can be tailored to your timetable)

Group size: Up to 25 students

Mode of delivery: In-person or virtual

Cost

A limited number of workshops are available free of charge. 

Bookings

Workshops are available on-demand at a time that suits you. Click the button below submit a booking request.

Virtual workshops available Terms 1-4. In-person workshops available Terms 2-4.

Made possible by the Gailey Lazarus Foundation.

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