Extreme Arts: Theatre Intensive ‘What Lies Beneath’
What does the world look like underneath the ground?
What can you see when your eyes adjust to the darkness?
What if you could breathe underwater and live in the ocean?
Have you heard the old saying, ‘beauty is only skin deep?’
Join Penny Harpham and Hayley Lawson as they explore what lies beneath the world we live in. Over four days of action-packed activities – including theatre games, songs, dancing, script-writing, acting, set construction and costume design – Penny and Hayley will ask their group of young participants to band together and turn the theme ‘What Lies Beneath’ into their own unique theatrical production. Suitable for children aged between 6 – 12 years.
Performance will be on Thursday 12 April at 2:30pm. Friends and family welcome.
WHEN: Four day program, Monday 9 – Thursday 12 April, 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 9 March)
4 days: $240 full / $190 concession
Standard (From 10 March)
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.
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.
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.
‘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 – Theatre Intensive January 2018. Image by Jessica Ibacache.