Extreme Arts: Theatre Intensive ‘A Whole New World’ January
Over four days, actors and directors Penny Harpham and Hayley Lawson will lead an intensive theatre workshop incorporating script work, costume design, film and movement, ending in an explosive show for friends and family. Through exploration of the theme ‘A Whole New World’, the children will join fun filled workshops that asks Australia’s youngest performers to create and enact the fantasy theme. Suitable for children aged between 6 – 12 years.
WHEN: Four day program, Monday 15 – Thursday 18 January, 10am – 3pm
Please note: please book in before care and after care at time of booking as service depends on bookings received.
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre
Earlybird (Before 20 December)
4 days: $240 full / $190 concession
Standard (From 21 December)
4 days: $300 / $230
Before care: $8 / After care: $15
Please note: Children take three breaks during the day. Please pack enough snacks and lunch.
This workshop is now BOOKED OUT. Click here to join the waiting list.
About FCAC Tutors:
Penny Harpham is an actor, writer, director and producer with over ten year’s experience in the performing arts. She has performed in across Europe and Asia as well as in Australia with companies such as LaMama Theatre, St Kilda’s Theatreworks, The Darebin Speakeasy, Brisbane Powerhouse, Metro Arts, Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble and Backbone Youth Arts. She regularly facilitates kids drama workshops with LaBoite Theatre Company in Brisbane and is excited to begin working with Melbourne’s youngest thespians at FCAC in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Drama) from the University of Queensland, a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (University of Melbourne) and a PostGraduate Diploma in Directing from the Victorian College of the Arts where she was awarded the Barbara Manning Scholarship for Excellence and the Global Atelier Graduate Scholarship. As well as her performing arts credentials, Penny has worked with young children in primary schools and in-home.
Razz Mussen, front person of The Mighty bUZZniks, takes parents & children on a rollicking musical ride through bumps, jumps, shakes & thumps, gliding home for a cushioned landing. Razz was born to sing & has sung every style of music she could wrap her vocal chords around. Along with graduating as a Bachelor(ette) of Music Performance, Razz also brings 25 year’s experience as a professional musician to the craft of engaging mini people with music.
Razz champions the idea that mini people are savvy enough for music beyond nursery rhymes & that big people engage more if the music is fresh, vibrant & diverse. She is the hundreds & thousands on fairy bread, she is the bedazzler in your sewing kit. What would music be without a lil Razz-a-mataz?
‘I love the drama program and Penny, Hayley and Tennessee are fantastic. It is so much fun. It has made me feel confident and although I have been many times it is very exciting and I always learn new things. I meet nice people and love helping write the script and creating my character and performing at the end.’ – Sam Chandley, aged 8
‘It is such a wonderful, creative program and it really engages the kids. I love watching the kids perform and see how confident they are and how well they work together. Penny and Hayley are incredible with the kids, we are so lucky.’ – Judy Chandley, parent
‘FCAC holiday programs are always a really positive experience. The program is always excellent and the theatre intensive, in particular, allows them four days to build on something creative and I find they get a real sense of achievement. They also get to interact with a range of age groups and I’ve found they take on more responsibility as they get older in the programs.’ – Ani Mattila, parent of two
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning Program.
1-2 Photos by Sue Cash.