Extreme Arts: Theatre Intensive ‘Disaster Strikes! Climate Change, in Light and Shade’
Join experienced children’s theatre facilitator, puppeteer and clown Anna Thomson (Trash Puppets, Western Edge Youth Arts, Yarra Youth Drama) and Hayley Lawson in a week of theatre-making workshops for aspiring performers and puppeteers.
Disaster has struck…what are we going to do about it?! Through shadow play, puppetry, physical theatre, comedy, movement and more, participants will create their own unique performance exploring climate change and what it means to them. It might be a bit dramatic, it might be a bit funny, it might be a bit weird, but we guarantee it won’t be boring!
Suitable for children aged between 6 – 12 years.
The performance will be on Thursday 3 October at 2:30pm. Friends and extended family are welcome.
WHEN: Four day program, Monday 30 September – Thursday 3 October, 10am – 3pm
Before Care: 8:30am – 10am
After Care: 3pm – 5pm
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 18 August)
4 days: $240 full / $190 concession
Standard (From 19 August)
4 days: $300 / $230
Before care: $10 / After care: $15
Please note: Children take three breaks during the day. Please pack enough snacks and lunch.
About FCAC teaching artists:
Anna Thomson is a Melbourne-based clown, theatre-maker, workshop facilitator, puppeteer and physical performer. She studied clown, physical comedy and performance making at the John Bolton Theatre School in 2015 and at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) Summer School 2018. She has worked with organisations including Western Edge Youth Arts, Trash Puppets, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, The Women’s Circus and Uprising Theatre, creating theatre and performance with children and young people. She currently runs the Richmond Drama Crew with visual artist Annie Edney, creating shadow puppetry performances for the Collingwood Children’s Farm Winter Solstice and Gertrude St Projection Festival. Anna teaches improvisation and comedy workshops through her business New Heights Circus, and is a clown at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Anna has a love of satire and delights in creating and directing visual, physical and interactive theatre and comedy that playfully confronts environmental and social politics.
Hayley made her acting debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at age 8. The stage has been her passion ever since. After studying Dramatic Arts at Taranaki School of Drama in NZ, she then went on to study Bachelor of Theatre Arts at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Hayley worked for Helen OGrady’s Drama Academy as a drama tutor and also runs her own children’s theatre group DramaworX.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning Program.
1-2 – Image by Jackie Dixon.