Theatre in Your School is an initiative aimed at stimulating curiosity, self-discovery, and critical thinking among secondary school students. It begins with a 30-minute recorded theatrical performance inspired by quality literature, setting the stage for a journey of exploration.
Following the performance, students engage in an enriching drama workshop led by our experienced drama teachers. They use various drama tools and techniques to delve into the story’s themes, encouraging students to share their perspectives and question thoughts and intentions.
This program fosters an appreciation for the arts, encourages the development of critical thinking skills, and promotes self-discovery. It provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with literature, theatre, and creative expression in a meaningful way.
The Jungle Book
Inspired by The Jungle Book
by Rudyard Kipling
The Jungle Book, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, is about Mowgli a jungle boy raised and accepted by wolves. However, although Mowgli is well versed with the laws of the jungle, one day, the wolf pack banishes him to live with the men in the village because he is, after all, Man. Mowgli tries his very best to fit in, but the villagers reject him out of fear due to his animalistic behaviour. Just where does Mowgli belong? Will he ever be accepted?
This programme will incorporate Drama tools for analytical discourse and inquiry focusing on the themes of IDENTITY, BELONGING, ACCEPTANCE, and LOYALTY. With an insightful experience into the world of Theatre and Drama, our Actors and Drama Educators will open up a world of possibilities for your students to deliberate, make connections, and share perceptions and opinions.
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Play
Our story is told from the perspective of three sisters who manipulate the life and death of protagonist, Macbeth. As they foresee his future of becoming king, the flames of ambition, power, and greed begin to ignite in both him and his wife, Lady Macbeth. When the prophecies come true, Macbeth must be stopped. Can the three sisters orchestrate his downfall?
Our programme will offer your students a different way to experience Shakespeare that will excite, engage, and inspire. Your students will explore the moral dilemmas and motivations of the different characters as they struggle with AMBITION, POWER, GREED, LOYALTY, and the MEANING OF FRIENDSHIP. The workshop will flesh out the above themes through a combination of critical thinking approaches incorporated with Drama tools such as Freeze Frames and Role Play that will invite conversations and the sharing of perspectives. Through this sharing, your students will begin to express themselves physically and verbally, eventually making meaning as they are drawn into the narrative.
What To Expect
At your school, this programme will begin with a 30-minute prerecorded theatrical performance of the story followed by a choice of multi-sensorial workshops. You can choose a workshop conducted in-class, via Zoom or on video.
Eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant.
Hansel, Where are You?
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Tale
Things are not what they seem in this recreation of the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm. Hansel has mysteriously disappeared into the dark forest which pushes Gretel to find strength within herself to search for him and uncover the truth. Despite knowing the dangers lurking within, she steps into the unknown only to realise that the search is futile. Abandoned by her father, she meets a woman who invites Gretel to her home. Faced with dilemmas, Gretel must now make her choice.
Hansel, Where are You? is about Gretel’s journey, focusing on issues such as ABANDONMENT, LOSS, UNCERTAINTY, MORAL DILEMMAS, and FAMILY CONFLICT, eventually driving the key messages of COURAGE, RESILIENCE, and RESPONSIBILITY. It will offer your students a platform to share their thoughts and feelings, discuss and make sense of the world of the narrative. Our workshop will further unpack the above themes through a multitude of Drama activities that will eventually spur your students to draw from their own personal experiences, ultimately finding meaning, making connections and offering possible resolutions.
Eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant.