We provide bespoken workshops that are customised to fit your syllabus and school curriculum. Our professional actors collaborate with you in order to ask the right questions and meet your students’ needs while supplying the skills in order to enhance their learning and knowledge of certain themes and styles in drama. Some examples we offer are:
Transforming Elizabethan Theatre:
A pre-made workshop and sold out presentation at Drama Queensland 2018, exploring the process and steps taken to effectively and efficiently re-contextualise or adapt an elizabethan text to a contemporary setting.
Monologue Writing & Performing:
A three part workshop series popular among English departments, providing students with the knowledge on how to approach writing a monologue, follow through with the product, and finally perform the piece for an audience.
Post-Show Mashed Workshops:
All of our shows come with the option of a post show workshop that will further consolidate the students understanding of the production or source material, and will further analysis on character studies, themes, and styles.
A C T O R C O A C H I N G
If you are an actor, established or aspiring, we are offering exclusive one on one coaching sessions via Zoom. Our industry professionals have a wide variety of skillsets and training in different mediums and fields in the Acting Industry, from film to musical theatre, and we will work with you to tailor a program that will work for you. Our Actor’s Process derives foundational and advanced techniques from Sanford Meisner in combination with Organic Method actor training. We will help improve your vocal technique, presentation, textual interpretation, audition skills, and more. Simply ask!
P E R S O N A L / P R O F E S S I O N A L
D E V E L O P M E N T
Take advantage of one of Mashed Theatre’s tailored Teacher PD workshops that are created in order to further your growth as a Drama Teacher; whether you aim to freshen your knowledge, learn new things or obtain that learning edge! In order for our teachers to get the most out of their four hours, we hone in on one specific style or genre during our workshops. Past PD’s that Mashed Theatre have held include Biomechanics, Process Drama, Brechtian and Aus Goth.
Brechtian Theatre (or “Epic Theatre”) is a form of didactic drama theorised and practiced by the theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht. It is a style that modern theatre owes a lot in regards to its progression. We touch on techniques such as the Verfremdungseffekt, gestus, narration, song, dance, placards/signs and tableaux/freeze frames.
Physical Theatre is a genre used to describe a performance that relies or highlights on physical movement to tell a story. Body language is an important aspect of acting and signifies that performers don’t need words to in order to convey a message or express ideas. Techniques explored include stylised movement, mime, gestures, repetition and dance.
The Australian Gothic genre explores the disturbing and confronting spectacle of our history and/or identity. Aus Goth plays are commonly shaped by the anxieties and uncertaintieses of its time period – ie. ‘Children of the Black Skirt’ by Angela Betzien, ‘Ruby Moon’ by Matt Cameron. Examples of motifs we explore are good vs evil, light vs dark, spirits/ghosts, death, foreboding sense of doom and the reoccurring characters of the pure heroine, the villain/evil one, the undead and demon lover.
A R T I S T I N – R E S I D E N C I E S
Mashed Theatre’s Artist In-Residencies are tailored to meet your requirements in the classroom and enhance your students’ understanding of drama. The team are professionally trained to deliver a range of options including, but not limited to, directing a show, intensive workshops, script writing, comprehending narrative, and aiding with a final performance. We also offer commissioned work and have a successful history in providing commissions for schools. Our overarching goal is to provide your students the skills and further knowledge needed to succeed as performers in school and in the creative industry.