Drama

Activities for all programs with The Arts Unit have to adhere to current DoE COVID-19 restrictions.  

The commencement of the 2021 Drama programs will be contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health.

Link to Department of Education latest information on COVID-19.

The Arts Unit Drama programs aim to foster the development of students and provide performance opportunities that showcase excellence in drama as an art form.


drama companyDrama Company

Fun.  Playful.  Engaging.
Children's Theatre for the digital age.
This original devised Children's Theatre will be created for early primary school students.The production will be performed and recorded at NIDA in May 2021.  The filmed production and accompanying resources will be shared with Department of Education schools across NSW.
2021 NSW Public Schools Drama Company 


Drama EnsemblesDrama Ensembles

The Drama Ensembles program is open to all students in NSW public Schools in Years 5-12. Successful students will perform a major high profile events such as State Drama Festival, and some students will be selected to be in Schools Spectacular.
Primary Weekly Drama Ensembles - Years 5-6
Junior Weekly Drama Ensembles - Years 7-8
Senior Weekly Drama Ensembles - Years 9-11 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
State Drama Ensemble - Year 9-11

Drama Festival ImageDrama Workshops

All drama workshops are led by professional drama specialists for students in
Years 3-12. Previous workshops include:
Skills Development Drama Workshops 

OnStage

OnSTAGE 

OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of Group and Individual performances and projects by HSC Drama students.
OnSTAGE Performances
OnSTAGE Workshops         
                                                                

Teacher Professional Development

Drama Staff

There are a number of mentoring and accredited professional learning opportunities for Public Primary and Secondary Teachers in NSW including:
Drama Teacher Mentoring Program 
Frantic Assembly Workshops
Multicultural Playwright Teacher Professional Learning Course


State Drama Festival

State Drama Festival

The annual State Drama Festival held in October at the Seymour Centre. This event is a two day celebration of drama works showcasing over 800 students in a range of dramatic styles.
State Drama Festival 
Area Drama Festivals

 

Puppetry for Drama Teachers

Drama Tutors

There are a number of opportunities for interested Public School Teachers in NSW to join our Drama program.
Drama Tutor Staff - Ensembles
State Drama Camp Teachers
State Drama Festival Production Team
Area Drama Festival Selection Panel                

 
State Drama Camp

State Drama Camp

An opportunity for Year 11 drama students, who are currently studying drama at school, to extend their skills through a series of intensive workshops at an overnight camp over 5 days.
State Drama Camp



 

OnStage

Drama Digital Engagement

Digital Engagement with Drama online resources, professional development eModules, virtual excursions and live streams.  Delivered by experts and accompanied by resources drawn from within the Arts Unit and industry partners.
Digital Engagement