Workshops

These holidays Jump StART is going online to bring together students in years 5-12 from all over Australia, to create and collaborate in a virtual shared space. Together we’ll perform and develop new stories in classes designed to be jam-packed with fun and challenge. 

Join us from the 8th-17th of July and get a taste of what’s to come in future Jump StART programs.

Creating Characters

For Years 5-6

WHEN
Weds 8th July, 11am-1pm (AEST)

WHAT
Invent your own character from the ground up. Decide how they walk, how they talk, and what they have to say! Investigate playwriting, directing and performing as you bring your new creation to life. And to finish up, the class will be your audience as you bring all the elements together in a performance of a lifetime!

COST
$30 (‘bring-a-friend’ discount: $25)

WHERE
Workshops will be held using Google Classroom and Zoom platforms

SKILLS YOU’LL DEVELOP

  • Building and embodying your very own character
  • Creative writing and storytelling skills
  • The dynamic of the director/performer duo
  • Communication skills and team-work problem solving
  • Improvisation and imagination

Monologue Development

Years 10-12

WHEN
Tues 14th July, 11am-2pm (AEST)

WHAT
Take your monologue skills to the next level as you work with professional performers & directors, eager to impart years of industry knowledge (hint: final year individual projects and those looking to audition for drama school will be sure to benefit). Learn how to break down text in new ways, and inhabit the world and character of your monologue. The class will conclude with a presentation of each polished piece.

BRING
A text you know and love, or choose from our selection

WHERE
Workshops will be held using Google Classroom and Zoom platforms

SKILLS YOU’LL DEVELOP

  • Monologue investigation
  • Working text in a virtual rehearsal room
  • A variety of dramatic and theatrical techniques
  • Public speaking and literacy skills

COST
$40 (‘bring-a-friend’ discount: $35)

Make Your Own 10 Minute Play

Years 7 – 12

WHEN
Sat 11th July, 11am-5pm (AEST)

*contact hours will be 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm, with a break in between for lunch and completion of an independent activity

WHAT
The challenge is on! Young people from all over Australia will come together to write and perform an entire play in just one day. Together we’ll get our minds and bodies into gear, test them in a series of devising exercises, before entering a “writer’s room” to get our ideas down onto paper. Gather props and costumes from around your home to help set the scene, before we end the day performing our Australian premiere production.

COST
$50 (‘bring-a-friend’ discount: $40)

WHERE
Workshops will be held using Google Classroom and Zoom platforms

SKILLS YOU’LL DEVELOP

  • Playwriting and story structure 
  • Collaborative storytelling through group devising and a “writer’s room”
  • Performance skills related to new devised works
  • Improvisation skills and techniques 
  • Resourcefulness and quick on-your-feet thinking

Acting Masterclass

Years 7 – 10

WHEN
Fri 17th July, 11am-2pm (AEST)

WHAT
A workshop to provide a broad overview of acting for stage and screen. We will explore major techniques adopted by performers over the years (i.e. Stanislavski, Method and Meisner), which have shaped expectations and dramatic approaches, before leading into the fundamentals of voice and movement. Utilising our online platform, we will transition a performance from stage to screen, and examine how the two differ. Our session will conclude with a partnered performance task and opportunity to put newfound knowledge into action.

COST
$40 (‘bring-a-friend’ discount: $35)

WHERE
Workshops will be held using Google Classroom and Zoom platforms

SKILLS YOU’LL DEVELOP

  • Playwriting and story structure 
  • Application of performance techniques 
  • Understanding of the history of drama 
  • Knowledge of the differences in performing for stage versus screen
  • Preparing for performance through warm-ups
  • Breaking down text in innovative ways
  • Cohesive collaboration in small groups

Creative Kids

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great. To redeem your voucher, email hello@jumpstartyouththeatre.com with participant’s name, date of birth and voucher number.

Click here for more information about Creative Kids Vouchers.

Your favourite class is full but you still want to enrol?

Reach out to us at hello@jumpstartyouththeatre.com

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