Project Description

2021 Workshops

Past Workshops

Explore Shakespeare Comedy  – May 15, 2021

Explore the use of comedy in Shakespeare’s scripts.

About the Faciliator – Anne Pensalfini

Anne has a diverse range of performing experience in stage, film, and commercial work. Extensive training in voice, movement, Shakespeare and improv, and degrees in Theatre and Education inform Anne’s teaching practice. She trained extensively with the US Shakespeare & Company, who have influenced her embodied, connected approach to Shakespeare. She spent 5 years as a Core Member of the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, facilitating for the ensemble’s ground-breaking Shakespeare Prison Project as well as acting, directing and teaching for the company.

Anne has led Shakespeare, Applied Theatre and improv courses for major universities including Griffith Uni and UQ and currently teaches regular courses for QUT and Queensland Theatre’s youth programs.

Saturday May 15  10:30am – 5pm
WHERE:  Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 1010 Birkdale Rd, Birdale
COST:    $ 80 MTG Members / $100 non members. (Ticket price includes annual membership)

Principles of Stanislavski  – March 27, 2021

Learn the principles of Stanislavski, one the most popular acting techniques followed by actors all around the globe.

Learn how to gain ’emotional truth’ in acting.
Engage in text analysis and learn the principles of given circumstances, actions and objectives.

About the Facilitator – Zoe Houghton
As well as her work as an actor across Film, TV & Theatre, Zoe Houghton has been a core Tutor for NIDA’s open program for nearly 20 years.

Writing for Stage and Play

Writing for Stage and Play – Dr Bianca Butler Reynolds  – April 24, 2021

Explore principles of hooking your audience, creating memorable characters,
deploying tension & writing realistic dialogue.  Learn classic narrative structures 
& how these can be subverted & familiarise yourself with the infinite possibilities 
of narrative voice & subtext.  The workshop will combine lecture material and 
textual analysis, group discussion & individual writing exercises.  You’ll come 
away with an enhanced toolkit for expressing your own creativity & the 1st draft 
of a short work.

Saturday 24 April 2021 at 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
WHERE:  Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 1010 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale, QLD 4159
COST:    $ 80 MTG Members / $100 non members. (Ticket price includes annual membership)