MACBETH

UNDONE

MACBETH

UNDONE

THE STORY

The story of Lady Macbeth is largely veiled in a shroud of mystery. Her true intentions are unknown. Her love for Macbeth is questionable. Her descent into madness surprises us all.  But if we could speak to her from beyond the grave, what would she have to say?

FOR TEACHERS

Macbeth is a prescribed text for QCAA’s external assessment. Undone is a character study that analyses themes such as Femininity vs Masculinity and the influence of the Supernatural and how shifting perspectives of modern societal, cultural and political views shape our interpretation of the classical text.

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, critical & creative thinking, aesthetic features, cultural assumptions Elizabethan Theatre, Contemporary Performance

ROMEO & JULIET

LOVE VS FATE

ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE VS FATE

THE STORY

Dave & Chloe believe the catalyst of the death of Romeo & Juliet are two very different things. Chloe believes fate and soft determinism contributes to their deaths whereas Dave believes love and freedom of choice led to the tragedy’s end.

FOR TEACHERS

The classic trope – who is to blame? Or, rather, what is to blame? In this production we critically analyse select scenes from the bard’s most famous play to best answer this question.

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

DEAREST FATHER

THE STORY

How do we perceive Shakespeare’s women? More specifically, the role daughters play. Shakespeare’s female roles are often misrepresented and misunderstood, and in a society in which perspective is
constantly shifting and changing how do we interpret these women? A compelling and insightful compilation show that looks at a number of Shakespeare texts that deeply analyses Shakespeare’s most overlooked female characters.

FOR TEACHERS

With a focus on a number of QCAA prescribed texts, this analytical performative study seeks to identify the role of women in Shakespeare’s works and how our shifting perspectives of today
interpret the choices these women make. Choosing three of our five source texts available, Dearest Father looks at Shakespeare’s misunderstood, misrepresented and largely overlooked female characters.

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, English Standard/Advanced, Character Study, cultural assumptions of identity, belief systems and roles, Elizabethan Theatre, Contemporary Performance

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, Poetic Devices, Persuasive Language, Theatre of Social Comment, Absurdism, Brechtian, Verbatim

PRESSURE

A Modern Retelling of The Crucible & 1984

PRESSURE

A Modern Retelling of The Crucible & 1984

THE STORY

In a dystopian future where surveillance and control are a part of the norm, two students find themselves
fighting against the system, dealing with conformity and perceived limitations and must decide whether to rebel
against power or succumb to it.

FOR TEACHERS

Heavily inspired by the prescribed QCAA texts Miller’s The Crucible and Orwell’s 1984, this cleverly written,
intertextual theatrical piece explores the role of McCarthyism, surveillance, rebellion and power in the modern,
technological world, and how conformity can be damaging to individuals.

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

FOLLOW ME!

THE STORY

What does it take to become a social media influencer? What sacrifices are made? How much would you be willing to compromise? When Emily’s ambitions become more than an obsession she invites more than just ridicule from her friends and family into her life.

FOR TEACHERS

This well-being show explores the dangers of social media apps and trends that present real world dangers to unwary teenagers as well as presenting mental health issues that can be influenced by obsessions with social media and “clout-chasing”.

RECOMMENDED GRADE

7 - 10

DURATION

50 minutes + 10 min Q&A

PRICE PER STUDENT

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

CURRICULUM LINKS

Well Being, Social Media Safety, Mental Health & Strategies, Cyber Bullying, Internet Security, Obsessive Behaviour, Fluid Characterisation, Multi-Modal, Brechtian, Contemporary Theatre

HOW TO MAKE A

MONOLOGUE

HOW TO MAKE A

MONOLOGUE

THE STORY

Luke finds himself in a performing arts detention where he, along with a group of fellow class-mates, are instructed to perform monologues from classic and contemporary literary works in order to be released. The problem is – they have no idea how to perform well…

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, Fluid Characterisation