2017 SCHOOLS PROGRAM
FEARLESS PERFORMANCE SYMPOSIUM
"Fearless reminds us that loneliness is more than feelings of isolation experienced by an individual, rather, it is a significant problem of societal health and happiness." - Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald 2012
In 2015, Milk Crate Theatre's Fearless by Mirra Todd appeared on the HSC Drama Course prescriptions for the topic of 'Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice' for the first time. In order to provide support to teachers who are teaching this text, Milk Crate Theatre and Seymour Centre are providing Preliminary and HSC Drama students the chance to participate in a learning experience about their HSC text directly from the company that made it.
Our Fearless Performance Symposium provides students with the unique opportunity to gain vital insights into understanding the text Fearless. They will see scenes from the play performed and listen to artists who created the work talk about the process that was employed. The seminar will focus on the play in production, text analysis, creative process of Milk Crate Theatre and approaches to the HSC exam question. An engaging and dynamic seminar, this is one not to be missed.
The presentation will feature a number of the original cast members and the original Composer and Music Director from the first production who will discuss the script, key themes and answer questions directly relating to the study of the text. This symposium will include:
- Full presentation of key scenes from the production.
- Full presentation of key songs with original Composer and Music Director, Daryl Wallace.
- Audio visual presentation, including video and photos from the orginal 2012 production.
- Take home resources including: comprehensive education pack and presentation slides for teachers.
- A 20 - 30 minute Q&A session where sutdents and teachers can speak directly with the cast, musician and presenter asking questions that relate to the study of Fearless.
Monday, 6 February 10:30am
Tuesday, 7 February 10:30am & 4pm
Wednesday, 8 February 4pm
Thursday, 9 February 10:30am & 4pm
Reginald Theatre, The Seymour Centre
City Road and Cleveland Street
Chippendale NSW 2008
Duration: 90 minutes, including Q&A session (no interval)
Tickets: $26 (1 teacher free per 10 students)
THAT'S THE SPIRIT
What do you do when you feel like you're drowning? How do you explain to others that you've forgotten who you are?
Every year one million Australians live with one of the most prevalent disabilities in the world; if it not you, it might be someone you know, someone you work with, go to school with...someone you love.
Depression is on the rise across the globe and the Milk Crate theatre community set out to explore with their audiences through interactive Forum Theatre, how to find support for this condition, and how we can individually and collectively activate change.
Suitable for students year 9 - 12
This production contains course language and adult content.
Thursday, 22 June 12:30pm
Friday, 23 June 10am
Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres
Cnr Church and Market Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
See below to view our 2014 production: You Are Here, delivered as part of our schools program: