Drama and Theatre are life amplified!
The study of Drama and Theatre develops the skills of creativity, critical reflection, communication and collaboration that are vital in our competitive workplace.
Drama comes from the Greek word ‘to do’. Theatre comes from the Greek word ‘to view’. Drama is process centred: we explore and create. Theatre is product centred: we present, perform and view. Therefore, co-curricular Drama focuses on extending the theoretical and experiential learning of curriculum Drama classes, allowing students to create, act, direct, write and design a variety of projects.
DRAMACTIVE (Years 6-8)
- This ensemble develops the skills and techniques of Drama and Theatre studies through improvisation, devising, script work and circus skills and techniques.
THEATRE PLAYERS (Years 9-11)
- These master classes designed to enhance the actor’s theoretical and experiential study of acting and directing play text scenes, as well as devising a mini GP (group performance).
SHAKESPEARE CARNIVAL (Years 6-10)
- Students have the opportunity to learn about Shakespeare and represent the College at the inter-school Shakespeare Carnival. Students may create a group devised/mash-up scene, dance, movement, ensemble scene or smartphone short film.
THEATRESPORTS (Years 9-12)
- Students experience the skills and techniques of Theatresports by creating 1-, 2-, 3-minute improvised scenes live on stage. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Impro Australia Theatresports® Schools Challenge (TSC).
MAJOR PRODUCTION (curriculum Year 11)
- The production cultivates the developing artist through the study of Drama and Theatre in production.
- Students experience all the demands of a professional theatre production.
- Students become producers, directors, actors, dramaturgs, production managers, designers, technical operators, caterers, publicists and front of house managers.
- Students produce a professional production for an audience.
Drama is a highly-structured group-based form that promotes social interaction, self-awareness, self-presentation, teamwork, commitment, adaptability, negotiation & organisational skills. The Drama Department aims to develop innovative leaders with expert communication skills, analytical reasoning, advanced emotional intelligence, initiative and the confidence to be risk-takers.