DISSECT AND DISCUSS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH +
AUSTRALIAN THEATRE WITH PROFESSIONAL ACTORS + CREATIVES
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verbatim theatre seminar
Following the success of Monkey Baa’s 2021 Neighbourhood Watch seminar, we are expanding our HSC Drama offering with a seminar on Verbatim Theatre built around two HSC texts and the process of creating a play based on direct testimony.
Join Director Sandra Eldridge and Education Manager Alexander Andrews in exploring the performance styles, techniques and conventions of Verbatim Theatre and the tension between maintaining truth while creating dramatic shape, theatricality and audience engagement.
Throughout the seminar, students will devise an original piece of Verbatim Theatre, as Sandra and Alexander lead them through the process of recording and editing testimony and shaping it into a theatrical piece. Students will also engage in discussion with the actors and creatives, allowing them to ask questions that support their study of Verbatim Theatre and Playbuilding.