Monkey Baa and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) are teaming up to run super fun, super spooky, super fantastic storytelling workshops called Terror Bites!
Terror Bites is a celebration of scary stories: the ones we love to share around a fire at school camp and spook each other with at sleepover parties. This two-day workshop will explore the concept and structure of scary stories, what makes us feel scared and what makes us feel safe again. Bring your best urban legend or your own original tale of terror and record it in our specially-constructed Terror Booth!
ATYP Tutor, Chris Stalley and Monkey Baa Creative Director, Sandie Eldridge will run these exciting storytelling workshops that will form part of the creative development of the Terror Bites production, premiering in 2021.
Chris is a Graduate of Actors Centre Australia's full-time acting program and has worked in the industry as an actor and teacher for ten years. Chris is a founding member of Sport for Jove Theatre Company and has performed in over 25 of their productions as well as playing an integral part in building their education program. This work has taken him to dozens of schools, universities and training institutions, working on Shakespeare, group devised performances, monologues, stage acting and craft, introduction to drama and improvisation. In 2011 Chris created Acting After Hours, an after school drama program for high schools. Chris has also helped build the Second Age Project, directing young people in Shakespearean performance.
Sandie is one of the co-founders and Creative Directors for Monkey Baa. Her credits as a director include: 'Goodbye Jamie Boyd', 'The Prospectors', 'I am Jack', 'Hitler's Daughter' (Helpmann Award, Drover Award and Glug Award winner) and 'Thursday’s Child' (Helpmann Award); 'The Grapes of Wrath' and 'Mill on the Floss' (WAAPA) and many more. She co-wrote and directed 'Voyage to the Deep' for ANMM, Monkey Tales for The Chinese Gardens and co-adapted 'Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie' for CDP. In 2015 she wrote and acted in 'The Unknown Soldier' (Glug Award winner). In 2017 the Sydney Theatre Critics awarded her for her excellence and Extraordinary Service to the young people of Australia.