This year there are two distinct streams operating at senior level; 6DRA will create and rehearse the GROUP SCENE (ENSEMBLE) entries for the Sheliah Winn Shakespeare Competition; and 78DRA will focus on the ADVANCED skills for SOLO or TWO/THREE person scenes.
The 6DRA class works in groups and is designed to really build your foundation drama skills in voice, body, movement and space & to focus on the elements and conventions; whereas the 78DRA class expects you to be comfortable in the spotlight in solo or two person scene work and will be working at the NCEA L2/3 curriculum level.
This 78DRA class will look at Theatre Practitioners and Playwrights this term as well as preparing a piece for the festival. You can be involved performing in or directing a piece. The regional Shakespeare competition is on in week 7, so if you are an actor you have to be available Sat 27 – Sun 28 March.
We may also offer opportunities for assessment in Production Technology standards. And/or Theatre Form standards depending on what students prefer.
Note there are some other classes available that may be of interest to you this block which also connect with this Shakespeare Festival. There is a Theatre Design and Backstage Magic class for those who just want to do costumes, set, props or makeup.