EDUCATION

It was a profound experience for me and I feel like I've grown so much as an actor!
Will, 16Wagga Wagga

Lab Kelpie is a theatre company dedicated to the production of new work by Australian playwrights, rapidly developing an impressive reputation in the independent Australian theatre scene with multiple national tours, several awards – and even our own publishing division.

Our brand new Lab Kelpie Education arm aims to make Australian voices in professional theatre accessible to schools, ensuring top quality scripts, resources, incursions and opportunities are available for you and your students.

We want to help students get the most out of their theatre experiences, as well as make meaningful connections between our work and their studies. We are delighted to offer:

  • Workshops in playwriting, devising, and performance skills
  • Access to rehearsals, Q&As, and other behind-the-scenes activities
  • Comprehensive Teachers’ Resources for all of our productions
  • Discounted scripts
  • Heavily reduced ticket prices on school groups

Lab Kelpie Education’s award-winning team includes director and actor Lyall Brooks, playwright and education specialist Katy Warner, and renowned commedia performer and workshop facilitator Rosa Campagnaro.

I loved discovering all these monologues I'd never heard of before - and now I have a bunch of new plays to read!
Thomas, 17Brisbane

Available or Upcoming Opportunities

Directing The School Production

TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Directing The School Production

Presented by Lab Kelpie in association with Arts Centre Melbourne and Drama Victoria

10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Monday 23 March 2020
The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne

MORE INFO & TICKETS HERE

So you’ve been put in charge of the school production… AAARGH! This is often a massive job that requires mountains of both creative and logistical ability – and an entirely different set of skills to what’s required to coordinate and control a classroom. In this workshop the team from Lab Kelpie will equip you with invaluable tools and techniques to manage the show from planning through to production.

Whether you’re fresh to directing or an old hand, a new or experienced teacher, leading the school production voluntarily or just because you drew the short straw, there’s plenty in this workshop to help turn that “aargh!” into an “a-ha!” – and help your next experience be both creatively satisfying and practically manageable.

Drama Victoria Members: $192.50
Non-Members: $258.50
Pre-Service/Unwaged: $110

MORE INFO & TICKETS HERE

A Prudent Man

SCHOOL SHOWS AND WORKSHOPS

A Prudent Man

Delve into the world of political theatre with A Prudent Man, an engaging and relevant solo performance that satirically explores Australian politics and the alt-right A rich piece for analysis and evaluation, students have the opportunity to further extend their understanding of performance skills, styles and conventions with an extended “Playing The Villain” workshop with actor Lyall Brooks.

Perfect for Years 9 – 12 students of Drama, Theatre Studies and English, the work is also a valuable study tool for Australian History, Politics and Sociology, and for the Critical & Creative Thinking, Ethical and Personal & Social Capabilities.

With incursion packages priced from $350, check out A Prudent Man‘s School Show page for more information.

Tailored Workshops

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Tailored Workshops

Is your class in need of a healthy shake up? Are you after some inspiration and fresh provocations for your students? Are you looking for an expert incursion to demonstrate and support your curriculum?

Lab Kelpie Education is experienced in delivering tailored workshops, masterclasses and even motivational speaking sessions – covering Drama and Theatre Studies, English, and The Capabilities – across all year levels.

Our professional team and some of their specialist offerings include:

KATY WARNER: An award-winning playwright, YA novelist and qualified teacher, Katy has a wealth of experience delivering a range of Theatre and Fiction Writing classes, Drama and Directing workshops, and is an accomplished writer of Education Resources across all age groups.

LYALL BROOKS: Lyall is a multi award-winning actor, director and teaching artist, acclaimed across Australia for delivering Monologue masterclasses and both Character Development and Playbuilding workshops to secondary students and adults alike. He is also an experienced Education Resources writer, and Professional Development facilitator for teachers.

SHARON DAVIS: An accomplished VCA-trained actor and director, Lab Kelpie Literary Manager Sharon has extensive experience in developing Dramaturgy, Shakespeare and Scenework skills for upper primary and all secondary students. Sharon also provides Professional Development opportunites for teachers.

FIONA HARRIS: Fiona is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor with a wealth of experience delivering Imagination and Storybook Writing workshops for primary students, Comedy and Sketch Writing classes for secondary schools, and Motivational Speeches across all ages – including staff rooms! Fiona is also an acclaimed writer and/or director of primary and lower secondary School Productions.

LAUREN BENNETT: Our Lab Kelpie Associate Producer, Lauren’s teaching forte lies with the littlies – Drama and Playbuilding for primary students, especially those valuable long-term or weekly visits.

 

Scripts

The following scripts have been printed through our publishing arm, Lab Kelpie Press, and are available now. Email education@labkelpie.com for enquiries, special school prices or more information.

A PRUDENT MAN by Katy Warner

1M

Senior Secondary | Years 9 – 12

Drama and Theatre Studies: Solo Performance; Modern / Australian / Political Theatre; Dark Comedy; Australian Identity.

English and English Language: Reading, Creating and Comparing Texts; Language in Australian Society.

Civics and Citizenship: Government & Democracy; Citizenship, Diversity & Identity.

Australian History: Late 20th Century; Global Influence; Politics.

Politics: Australian / Global; Ideas, Actors and Power; Evaluating Democracy; Public Policy; Challenges.

Sociology: Culture and Ethnicity; Community, Social Movements & Change; Social Norms (Deviancy).

Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social, Ethical.

BECOME THE ONE by Adam Fawcett

2M

Senior Secondary | Years 9 – 12

Drama and Theatre Studies: Ensemble Performance; Modern / Australian / LGBTIQ Theatre; Comedy; Naturalism.

English and English Language: Reading, Creating and Comparing Texts.; Language in Australian Society.

Physical Education: Contemporary Issues (Sports Culture, Ethics, Mental Health, Masculinity).

Psychology: Experience, Behaviour & Mental Processes.

Sociology: Social Movements & Change.

Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social, Ethical.

OIL BABIES by Petra Kalive

3F

Senior Secondary | Years 7 – 12

Drama and Theatre Studies: Ensemble Performance; Modern / Australian / Feminist / Political Theatre; Dark Comedy; Brechtian / Post Dramatic Style.

English and English Language: Reading, Creating and Comparing Texts.; Language in Australian Society.

Environmental Science: Systems; Pollution; Biodiversity & Development; Human Interaction & Impacts.

Geography: Hazards & Disasters; Human Population.

Politics: Australian / Global; Ideas, Actors and Power; Evaluating Democracy; Public Policy; Challenges.

Sociology: Social Movements & Change.

Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social, Ethical.

SPENCER by Katy Warner

3M 2F

Senior Secondary | Yrs 9-12

Drama and Theatre Studies: Ensemble Performance; Modern / Australian Theatre; Realism; Comedy; Australian Identity.

English and English Language: Reading, Creating and Comparing Texts; Character; Language in Australian Society.

Physical Education: Contemporary Issues (Sports Culture, Ethics, Mental Health, Masculinity).

Sociology: Youth & Family, Social Norms (Deviancy).

Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social, Ethical.

ALONE OUTSIDE by Liz Newell

1F

Senior Secondary | Years 9 – 12

Drama and Theatre Studies: Solo Performance; Modern / Australian / LGBTIQ Theatre.

English and English Language: Reading, Creating and Comparing Texts.; Language in Australian Society.

Psychology: Experience, Behaviour & Mental Processes.

Sociology: Youth & Family.

Capabilities: Critical & Creative Thinking, Personal & Social, Ethical.

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