MACBETH

A PORTER'S TALE

MACBETH

A PORTER'S TALE

THE STORY

Malcolm has taken back Scotland and Macbeth is dead. The surviving staff of Macbeth’s reign are being persecuted for their affiliation with Macbeth & Lady M’s treason. Frank Porter delivers a chilling and decisively analytical account of what actually happened.

FOR TEACHERS

Macbeth is a prescribed text for QCAA’s external assessment. A Porter’s Tale is a one person show that explores a resistant reading of the classical text, filling in gaps and silences and providing in-depth character study.

RECOMMENDED GRADE

9 - 12

DURATION

50 minutes + 10 min Q&A

PRICE PER STUDENT

$6.00 per student (GST not included, minimum performance fee applies)

CURRICULUM LINKS

English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced, Character Study Elizabethan Theatre, Contemporary Performance

ROMEO & JULIET

LOVE VS FATE

ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE VS FATE

THE STORY

Dave & Chloe have two very different views on what the catalyst of the tragedy of R&J really was. On one hand, it is about love and the many faceted nature of love in storytelling – and, ultimately, the dangers of naive, unbridled love. On the other hand everything is fated to happen and nothing specifically is at fault except predetermination itself.

FOR TEACHERS

The classic trope – who is to blame? However, we’ve mixed this one up and taken a less traditional route. Expect uncommonly analysed scenes, character studies, and a deeper exploration into the text itself.

RECOMMENDED GRADE

9 - 12

DURATION

50 minutes + 10 min Q&A

PRICE PER STUDENT

$6.00 per student (GST not included, minimum performance fee applies)

CURRICULUM LINKS

English Prescribed Texts, English Standard/Advanced, Scene Study, Elizabethan Theatre, Contemporary & Physical Theatre

PRESSURE

A Modern Retelling of The Crucible & 1984

PRESSURE

A Modern Retelling of The Crucible & 1984

THE STORY

John and Liz have recently enrolled at the McCarthy School of Excellence and have been buddied up. After a shakey start they soon become close friends – but end up finding themselves tangled up in an egomaniacs diabolical plot. Rumours get spread. People get hurt. Sometimes things can end up going too far…

FOR TEACHERS

Heavily inspired by the prescribed QCAA texts Miller’s The Crucible and Orwell’s 1984. PRESSURE cleverly entwines these two texts into a far-more-relatable-than-we-are-comfortable-with setting with a primary focus on bullying, pressure, and internet safety.

RECOMMENDED GRADE

7 - 12

DURATION

50 minutes + 10 min Q&A

PRICE PER STUDENT

$6.00 per student (GST not included, minimum performance fee applies)

CURRICULUM LINKS

English Prescribed Texts, Adaptation & Recontextualisation, Theatre of Social Comment, Magical Realism/Oz Goth

I, RHETORIC

I, RHETORIC

THE STORY

When a young political journalist gets the opportunity to write for the opposition the temptation to sabotage from within is far too enticing. However – be careful when fighting with monster that you do not become a monster yourself. For when you stare into the Abyss, the Abyss stares long into you.

FOR TEACHERS

Who doesn’t love a bit of rhetoric? For English, this show covers the Syllabus objectives – exploring how we can use language to manipulate our audiences, altering representations and perspectives to suit our shifting agendas. For Drama – it’s a Brechtian/Absurdist/Political mash-up with a powerful delivery.

RECOMMENDED GRADE

10 - 12

DURATION

50 minutes + 10 min Q&A

PRICE PER STUDENT

$6.00 per student (GST not included, minimum performance fee applies)

CURRICULUM LINKS

English Prescribed Texts, Adaptation & Recontextualisation, Theatre of Social Comment, Absurdism, Brechtian, Verbatim

HOW TO MAKE A

MONOLOGUE

HOW TO MAKE A

MONOLOGUE

THE STORY

Everybody has to do a monologue at Highschool. Everybody. From presentations, to speeches, to actual… monologues, right? Well Luke is no different, and after he finds himself in an experimental after-school detention, due to circumstances beyond his control, with a bunch of other misfits, Luke learns the basic and fundamental lesson of performing a monologue, for better or worse…

FOR TEACHERS

A skill based performance relevant to all spoken tasks. This one person show identifies common performance habits in high-school students and highlights how very simple it is to rectify those habits to deliver an effective spoken word task.

RECOMMENDED GRADE

7 - 12

DURATION

50 minutes + 10 min Q&A

PRICE PER STUDENT

$6.00 per student (GST not included, minimum performance fee applies)

CURRICULUM LINKS

English Prescribed Texts, Scriptwriting/Performance Skills, Storytelling, Verbatim, Characterisation