Aboriginal Drama Program

Aboriginal Drama Program

Applications for Aboriginal Drama workshops are currently closed.
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Throughout the program, Aboriginal students from NSW Public Schools from Years 7-11 work with Aboriginal performing artists to develop their skills in traditional cultural story telling techniques such as movement, music, Aboriginal language, art and drama at Sydney’s Australian Theatre for Young People. The program culminates in a performance in front of a live audience of invited parents, students and teachers.

The Aboriginal Drama Program is a highly motivational performance opportunity that is recommended for all Aboriginal students. It satisfies the current educational priority areas of rural and remote, gifted and talented, career pathways and Indigenous engagement. School principals are encouraged to support these students through their school or wider community avenues.

Aboriginal Drama Student performing

Workshop Outline
Students will work with professional actors and tutors in a series of workshops over 4 days to develop a contemporary performance work based on Aboriginal stories. The program will conclude with these stories being passed on in a 'corroboree style' performance to a Primary school audience of Aboriginal students as a celebration of Aboriginal culture.


More information
For further information please contact the Arts Initiatives team via phone (02) 8512 1170 or email ArtsInitiatives@det.nsw.edu.au.