For every Monkey Baa production, we run pre-show drama-based workshops around the country to help prepare students to see the play at their local theatre.
We work closely with our presenting venues to enhance engagement in local communities.
In 2019, we ran over 400 workshops to more than 10,000 students in every State and Territory!
Since 2014, for every Monkey Baa production we run a National Teaching
Artist Workshop Tour, where we send a professional Teaching Artist into
the community of all presenting venues to run pre-show workshops
for students a couple of weeks before they are due to see the show
at their local theatre.
These workshops are written by our Education Manager, and the content
uses drama-based activities to help students understand how actors rehearse
and prepare for the performance, as well as exploring the characters, themes
and production elements of the show. It provides an enriching experience
for students, builds excitement and anticipation for their upcoming excursion
and professional learning for teachers.
We believe that rural and regional young audiences should have the same
opportunities as their city cousins to participate in quality Arts Education.
Rather than simply fly in and fly out, the National Teaching Artist Workshop Tour
allows us to spend quality time in the regions to build deeper relationships
and engagement with the thriving communities that we tour to!
Details of our Edward the Emu National tour are here
For information about seeing the show at your local venue and to enquire
about a workshop at your school, please contact them directly.
Each venue independently hosts our production and manages its own promotion
and ticketing for the show.