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YOUTH PROGRAM 2012


CONTENTS

TERM CALENDARS 2012 PRIMARY TERM 2

TERM 3

TERM 4

BINNI’S BACKYARD

THE LOST TALES

CAROSELLA

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CAROSELLA

BINNI’S BACKYARD

MC PLATYPUS AND QUEEN KOALA’S ROAD TRIP THREE LITTLE PIGS ENDANGERED ANIMALS

4

WHO WAS HERE FIRST?

CAROSELLA

BINNI’S BACKYARD

THREE LITTLE PIGS ENDANGERED ANIMALS

5

THE LOST TALES

UNPLUGGED & HELLO SPACEBOY!

CAROSELLA

BINNI’S BACKYARD

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MC PLATYPUS AND QUEEN KOALA’S ROAD TRIP

PUPPET MANIA

THE LOST TALES

WHO WAS HERE FIRST?

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WOK ‘N WAL & HELLO SPACEBOY!

MC PLATYPUS AND QUEEN KOALA’S ROAD TRIP

WHO WAS HERE FIRST?

THE LOST TALES

AREA 1&2

TERM 1

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MC PLATYPUS AND QUEEN KOALA’S ROAD TRIP

PUPPET MANIA

SECONDARY AREA

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

TERM 4

1&2

UNTITLED

BRINK

WHO’S THAT CHIK?

THE SOCIAL ME

3

CAROSELLA

UNTITLED

SOPHIE IS...

WHO’S THAT CHIK?

4

UNPLUGGED

CAROSELLA

UNTITLED

SOPHIE IS...

5

BRINK

ROMEO & JULIET

CAROSELLA

UNTITLED

6

WHO’S THAT CHIK?

THE SOCIAL ME

BRINK

BRINK

7

ROMEO & JULIET

WHO’S THAT CHIK?

THE SOCIAL ME

BRINK

Queensland Arts Council’s Youth Program enriches the education and the cultural lives of children and young people, teachers and communities. Engage in dynamic artistic experiences that connect with the Australian Curriculum, the Essential Learnings and QSA Senior Syllabi. Be a part of the story… To ensure your school receives the most suitable dates please book as soon as possible. You can book online at www/qac.org.au/schools or by fax with the enclosed booking form. Small schools can apply for a Small Schools Subsidy via the booking form.

TAILORED ARTS EXPERIENCES Haven’t found something that fits ? Try Custom Made. Performances, workshops and artist-in-residencies can be sourced or designed to meet your schools’ specific requirements. We can supply, on demand, high quality artistic talent in Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Puppetry, Circus, Indigenous and Multi - Cultural Performers, Dance, Film Making and more! Imagination is no limitation.

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Term Calendar & Booking Information Map and Areas The QAC Approach

PRIMARY / P TO YEAR 7 Wok ‘n Wal The Lost Tales Puppet Mania Three Little Pigs Endangered Animals Binni’s Backyard Hello Spaceboy! MC Platypus and Queen Koala’s Road Trip Carosella Unplugged Who Was Here First?

6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25

SECONDARY / YEAR 8 TO 12 Untitled Carosella WHO’S THAT CHIK? Romeo & Juliet Sophie is… Brink The Social Me Unplugged

26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41

Give us a call on (07) 3846 7477 or email inschools@qac.org.au and we’ll look after the rest.

BOOKING INFORMATION COST

$6 per student ($15 for families of three or more) Minimum charge $600 + GST per performance Teachers and parents free

SMALL SCHOOLS SUBSIDY

Available to Schools with an enrolment of under 100. Tick the box on the booking form to apply.

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HOW TO BOOK?

Online: www.qac.org.au/schools or send enclosed booking form to fax 07 3255 2666 Free downloads for all performances available on www.qac.org.au/schools Teacher Resource Kits Risk assessment documents Letters for parents Newsletter articles Posters and flyers

CONTACT US

Queensland Arts Council - Youth Program GPO Box 376, Brisbane QLD 4001 8 Lochaber Street, Dutton Park QLD 4102 P: 07 3846 7477 - F: 07 3255 2666 inschools@qac.org.au - www.qac.org.au/schools

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TOURING AREAS 2012 AREA 1&2

AREA 3 4

METROPOLITAN SOUTH-EAST QUEENSLAND

Brisbane, Boonah, Boronia Heights, Brookfield, Bulimba, Carbrook, Collingwood Park, Cornubia, Eagle Farm, Fernvale, Ferny Hills, Forest Hill, Fortitude Valley, Grange, Harrisville, Hendra, Indooroopilly, Ipswich, Jamboree Heights, Karana Downs, Lake Clarendon, Lutwyche, Macleay Island, McDowall, Moggill, Mount Gravatt, Mount Nebo, Nudgee, Strathpine, Redland Bay, Russell Island, Springfield, Stradbroke Island, Tennyson, Victoria Point, Wellington Point, Woolloongabba, Woodridge, Wynnum

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Gatton

Mt Glorious Clifton, Condamine,

Dalby, Durong, Gatton, Goondiwindi, Highfields, Inglewood, Jandowae, Arana Hills Clarendon Meandarra, Miles, Mitchell, Roma, St George, Brisbane Stanthorpe, Talwood, Tara, Texas, Toowoomba, Indooroopilly Wandoan, Warwick Cordina

AREA 4

Ipswich

Laidley

4

5

3

Redcliffe Strathpine

Mt Glorious

Arana Hills Clarendon

Brisbane

Indooroopilly

Cordina

Gatton Ipswich Laidley

Daintree

Port Douglas Cairns

Redland Bay

Springwood

1&2

Logan Beenleigh

Jimboomba

3

7

Cardwell Ingham

Logan 1&2AND SUNSHINE GOLD COAST COAST

Beenleigh Beaudesert, Beenleigh, Broadbeach, Bribie Island, Burleigh Heads, Caboolture, Jimboomba Caloundra, Conondale, Jimboomba, Kenilworth, Logan, Maleny, Maroochydore, Marsden, Mount Tamborine, Mudgeeraba, Murrumba Downs, Nerang, Noosa, Pomona, Redcliffe, Springbrook, Tallebudgera, Waterford

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AREA 5

CENTRAL-WEST QUEENSLAND

AREA 6

Townsville

NORTH QUEENSLAND

Ayr Proserpine Glenden

8

Mackay

6

Dysart Marlborough Capella

Yeppoon

Rockhampton Springsure

Eidsvold

5

Roma

St George Mungindi

Chinchilla

3

Kingaroy

4 Maroochydore

Crows Nest Toowoomba

Warwick Goondiwindi Texas

Each QAC production has an accompanying Teacher Resource Kit designed to extend the curriculum and thematic learning in the performance. This resource contains pre and post performance lessons for teachers to explore with their classes. Available online at http://www.qac.org.au/schools-2012/teachers.php or posted to you on request. TAILORED ARTS EXPERIENCES Find exactly what you are looking for. QAC is committed to meeting individual teacher, school and community needs by suppling on demand, innovative artists, inspirational speakers, workshops, residencies, performances, events and more. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT QAC delivers professional development opportunities for primary, secondary and pre-service teachers, as well as community practitioners working with children and young people.

COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT QAC works with communities to create a range of artistic and cultural projects. Is your town next? MORE THAN WORDS QAC engages with children and young people, teachers and communities in two-way dialogue. Through consultation, events, research and feedback, your views inform the development and shape of the work. QUALITY ASSURANCE QAC connects teaching and learning. All QAC arts experiences are grounded in the Australian Curriculum, the Essential Learnings and QSA Senior Syllabi. We make arts and education accessible.

Your opinion is welcome. We look forward to hearing from you. Call us on (07) 3846 7477 or email inschools@qac.org.au

Airlie Beach, Ayr, Bluewater, Bowen, Carmila, Charters Towers, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Eton, Eungella, Hamilton Island, Ingham, Mackay, Proserpine, Sarina, Townsville, Walkerston

Aligned with the QCT Professional Standards for Teachers, these opportunities contribute to the required 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development.

AREA 7

Ensure you experience the original, the authentic, Queensland Arts Council.

Atherton, Babinda, Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Cardwell, Cooktown, Dimbulah, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Herberton, Innisfail, Kuranda, Malanda, Mareeba, Mount Molloy, Port Douglas, Ravenshoe, Tully, Walkamin

Bundaberg

Maryborough Gayndah Gympie

Mitchell

TEACHER RESOURCE KITS QAC believes in preparing children and young people for the performance experience, and in reflecting with them afterwards.

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Gladstone Biloela

Theodore

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Redland Bay

Springwood

Biggenden, Biloela, Blackbutt, Blackwater, Bundaberg, Esk, Gayndah, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Maryborough, Monto, Mount Perry, Mundubbera, Murgon, Nanango, Rainbow Beach, Rockhampton, Rolleston, Springsure, Yeppoon

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Atherton Innisfail Tully

Millchester

Redcliffe

SOUTH-WEST Strathpine QUEENSLAND

THE QUEENSLAND ARTS COUNCIL APPROACH

Brisbane Beenleigh

1&2

Tweed Heads Stanthorpe

4

AREA 8

WESTERN QUEENSLAND

Alpha, Aramac, Augathella, Barcaldine, Blackall, Charleville, Cloncurry, Cunnamulla, Hughenden, Ilfracombe, Isisford, Jericho, Julia Creek, Longreach, Mount Isa, Muttaburra, Richmond, Tambo, Winton

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS FOR SUPPORTING QUEENSLAND ARTS COUNCIL’S NON-FOR-PROFIT PROGRAM OF LIVE ARTS EDUCATION. Program Partners Funded with the Assistance of The Queensland Department of Education and Training

Production Partners The Siganto Foundation

Ergon Energy and Jani Haenke Charitable Trust

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WOK ‘N WAL

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

Come and meet Wok and Wal, two of the funniest and most loveable puppet characters from David Poulton’s Theatre of Puppets.

Wal (Wally to be exact) is the anchorman of the show, a harassed Tour Manager having to contend with Wok and his friends. David Poulton leads his audience through a mixture of humorous sketches and touching tales, bringing together a variety of puppetry skills, including Bunraku, hand puppets and mask. The show is performed within a specially built theatre and can be adapted for any specific age group. Wok ‘n Wal encourages the children to use their imagination and provides a wonderful stimulus for creative work which can be developed later in the classroom.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Critical and creative thinking

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama, visual art) TECHNOLOGY (technology as a human endeavour, information, materials and systems)

STYLE/FORM Puppetry

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Creativity and imagination Puppet making

TERM 1

AREA 7

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

6

An indoor venue guarantees a better performance Outdoor venue needs minimum of one wall 5m wide x 5m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

Creator and Performer: David Poulton David Poulton is an Associate Artist of Queensland Arts Council

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THE LOST TALES

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

This is a tale about a land. A land that all of us know too well. A land of lost children.

A place where unanswered questions and missing answers live. A land where sweaty palms and blank stares go to hide, where curious minds and new ideas are banished. Most of us have been there but not everyone knows the way out. This tale maps the greatest escape. This acrobatic production explores the common fear of not knowing the answer and being afraid to ask the question. It is an interactive journey through maths problems and circus tricks, an adventure where solutions are found and ideas are welcomed. The Lost Tales is about the times when thoughts are on the tip of your tongue and the mounting pressure of performance blocks your brain. Maths is not the hardest problem to solve and this production shows us why.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

MATHEMATICS: Students will explore year level specific proficiency and content strands within the performance GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social competence

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama, dance) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)

STYLE/FORM

Contemporary circus and mime, The Hero’s Journey

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Problem solving Self-awareness Confidence Resilience

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 5 1&2 6 7

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

8

Indoor or outdoor venue is suitable Portable free standing acrobats rig in show Footprint of rig is 4m deep x 5.5 m wide Min stage area required 6 m wide x 6 m deep x 5.5 m high 2x staff members required to assist with assembly of rig (if being used) No special skills required, but individuals with good hand-eye coordination preferred Without rig stage requirements would be min height (unobstructed) 3.5m and minimum clear and level floor 3.5 deep x 4m wide No matting required grass, wood, carpet or concrete are acceptable

Performers: Allie Wilde and Nick Cilento Director: Duncan Maurice Writers: Duncan Maurice and Johanna Searles Dramaturge: Johanna Searles Producer: Queensland Arts Council Created in partnership with Wilde Applause and Sault Poets

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PUPPET MANIA

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

Widen your students’ perspective on this skilful and intricate theatrical genre.

Multi-award winning master puppeteer, David Hamilton combines the worlds of puppetry, cabaret and visual theatre. Puppet Mania brings a cast of 15 puppets to life in this all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. David demonstrates how to manipulate marionettes, rod, glove and finger puppets from around the world, culminating in a dazzling finale. Puppet Mania received five-star ratings from Queensland teachers statewide. Inspire your students with an art form they can really get their hands into.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Critical and creative thinking

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

STYLE/FORM

THE ARTS (drama, visual art) TECHNOLOGY (technology as a human endeavour, information, materials and systems)

THEMES AND CONTEXTS

Puppetry

Creativity and imagination Puppet making

TERM 2 3

AREA 6 8

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance Outdoor venue needs minimum of one wall 5m wide x 5m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

Creator and Performer: David Hamilton 11


THE THREE LITTLE PIGS ENDANGERED ANIMALS

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

This entirely interactive, installation based production empowers the audience to work alongside three of Australia’s most loved animals. Bilby, Cassowary and their friend Dugong are content building their homes when they are interrupted by a deafening voice, “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and a-rat-a-tat-tat until I destroy your habitat!” Play, see, touch and learn with Bilby, Cassowary and Dugong. Can we work together to save their disappearing habitats and friends? Explore the world of The Three Little Endangered Animals and discover real present day Aussie battlers.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM SCIENCE: Scientific Understanding (Biological sciences) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical behavior, Personal and social competence CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES: Sustainability

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS THE ARTS (drama, visual art) SOSE (place and space) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)

STYLE/FORM

Interactive theatre, Fairytale

THEMES AND CONTEXTS

Endangered Australian animals Animal and human habitats Cooperation Commonalities and differences

TERM 3 4

AREA 3 4

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance This is completely interactive performance/workshop therefore the performance space and audience seating are integrated Minimum 7m wide x 5m deep and 2.5m high performance space required plus sufficient audience space Power outlet

Writer: Alex McCallum Director: Duncan Maurice Dramaturge: Johanna Searles Producer: Queensland Arts Council Developed and staged with the assistance of the Jani Haenke Charitable Trust 13


BINNI’S BACKYARD Binni’s Backyard is a celebration of Indigenous and nonIndigenous storytelling and connection to the land.

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

Binni is a five-year-old girl caught up in the ‘got-to-have’ world of TV, toys, fast food and computer games. Forced to turn off all her screens, Binni packs her bag, takes her teddy and runs away – to her own backyard! Musically and visually rich, Binni’s Backyard has performed to hundreds of Australian children, in theatres and community venues from the Torres Strait to Melbourne and through regional Western Australia to Perth. “From the moment [the actors] leapt on stage, the cast of Binni’s Backyard had their young audience – and their older carers – entranced.” The Courier Mail

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

HISTORY: Historical Knowledge and Understanding GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Intercultural understanding, Literacy CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama, dance, music) SOSE (time, continuity and change, culture and identity) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 5m wide x 5m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Indigenous and non-Indigenous storytelling using physical theatre and song

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Country and Place Respect Environmental connection

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 1&2 3 4 5

Writers and Directors: Therese Collie and Nadine McDonald-Dowd Composer: Peter Stewart Binni’s Backyard was originally a joint production between Kooemba Jdarra, KITE Theatre and Therese Collie in association with QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival 2000. A new version of Binni’s Backyard has been commissioned by Queensland Arts Council in 2012. 15


HELLO SPACEBOY!

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

In this adventurous performance a young boy learns about the role of creativity in personal identity and relationships. Max sits at home with nothing to do and like many other children he feels bored. Have their imaginations abandoned them? Suddenly, there is a knock at his door from an Imaginaut who invites Max on an adventure into outer space and the depths of his imagination. Does Max have the courage to face his fears and can he use his powers of creativity to make the world safe for people to dream again? Inspired by King Arthur’s early childhood and life, Hello Spaceboy! uses this adventure to explore Max’s journey from Arthurian legends to Star Wars.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social competence

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama, dance) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development) SOSE (culture and identity)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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STYLE/FORM

Physical theatre, The Hero’s Journey

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Overcoming obstacles Imagination Adventure

An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 6m wide x 6m deep x 3.5m high Wooden floors are preferred Cement must be covered with gym flooring to comply with safety standards Power outlet

TERM 1 2

AREA 7 5

Producer: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in association with Queensland Arts Council Director: Drew der Kinderen Designers: Drew der Kinderen and Nathalie Ryner Choreographers: Jamie Kendall and Melissa Budd 17


MC PLATYPUS AND QUEEN KOALA’S ROAD TRIP

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

Award-winning actor and Hip Hop artist Candy B is MC Platypus, a soulful Lady Rapper that likes to get funky: “What’s up everybody Platypus is in the place, here are all my plaits-there’s a smile upon my face! Platypus is in the place, Platypus is in the place, I’m here to bring the beat now hear that crazy bass!” The story of a confident character who loses her self-esteem and her voice because of a bully at school, the audience must find ways to help rebuild MC P so she can finish the concert. Joined by her brilliant beat-makin’ DJ the unstoppable Queen Koala (AKA the one and only Busty Beatz) this musical duo are on the road with a show about friendship, resilience and being the best you can be! MC Platypus and Queen Koala’s Road Trip is an interactive Hip Hop show for Primary-aged children that will have them dancing and singing to beat!

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Intercultural understanding, Literacy, Personal and social competence

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (music, drama, dance) SOSE (culture and identity) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development, physical activity)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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STYLE/FORM

Hip Hop, Performance poetry

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Finding your voice Friendship Bullying Self-esteem

An indoor venue that can be darkened guarantees a better performance 5m wide x 5m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 6 7 1&2 3

Writer: Candy Bowers Music: Busty Beatz Performers: Candy B and Busty Beatz 19


CAROSELLA

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

This is a fairytale of hope. The story of courage. Two characters who have lost their carnival arrive at a crossroad.

They are confined to their carousel caravan, a giant spinning picture book. This is where their timeless tale unfolds. Can Carosella, the horse of hope, rise above the tyranny of fear and escape The Author? Will this be enough to set them free? To discover the truth, dare to take a ticket and enter a gypsy dream. Risk a race through time to know if the last performer will stay on for the ride. Turn the pages of mask, dance, poetry, puppetry and song to see if happy endings really exist.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Literacy, Personal and social competence, Ethical behaviour, Intercultural understanding

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development) SOSE (culture and identity)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 5m wide x 5m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Epic theatre, Carnivalesque (Definition: characteristic of, suitable for, or like a carnival)

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Courage Transformation Self-esteem Trust

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 3 4 5 1&2

Writer and Director: Duncan Maurice Dramaturge: Valley Lipcer of Roundabout Theatre Producer: Queensland Arts Council 21


UNPLUGGED

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

Chelsea and Nathan escape to a secret tree house and find themselves with no electricity and nothing to do! What unravels during the sleepover is an action packed imaginary adventure full of games and surprises as the kids go enviro-mental. Meet the super heroes, evil Dr Double Adapter and the egalitarian Ergon Man as they battle it out to save the world’s energy supply. Two typical 10 year olds discover how much fun they can have without electricity as they dive into the magical costume cupboard, invent crazy TV characters and explore the creative chaos of a contemporary kids’ club house.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

SCIENCE: Science Understanding (Earth and space sciences) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Ethical behavior, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social competence CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES: Sustainability

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS THE ARTS (drama) SOSE (place and space)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 6m wide x 5m deep Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Applied theatre

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Environmental responsibility Energy sense Play

TERM 2

AREA 5

Performers: Kyle Walmsley and Sarah McLeod Director: Duncan Maurice Script: Duncan Maurice, Johanna Searles, Kyle Walmsley and Sarah McLeod Producer and Presenter: Ergon Energy and Queensland Arts Council 23


WHO WAS HERE FIRST?

PRIMARY P TO YEAR 7

Two boys are thrust back in time to a Queensland they know little about.

Confusion reigns as they are caught up in the clash between the worlds of Indigenous people and the newly arrived soldiers and convicts. The powerful sound of the didgeridoo, clapping sticks and song, trigger shifts in time and place to reveal the past. Through the boys’ eyes, students learn about historical figures and the devastating effect of the penal settlement on the traditional owners of the land.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

HISTORY: Historical Knowledge and Understanding GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Intercultural understanding, Critical and creative thinking, Ethical behaviour CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama) SOSE (time, continuity and change, culture and identity) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 5m wide x 4m deep x 2.5m high stage required Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Indigenous dramatic recount

THEMES AND CONTEXTS

Queensland history The impact of the colonisation of Australia on Indigenous people

TERM 1 3 4

AREA 4 7 6

Performers: Douglas Maybir and Terry Cassels Indigenous Consultant: Roxanne McDonald Writer: Claire Austin with Roxanne McDonald and Sue Rider Director: Sue Rider Producer: Queensland Arts Council 25


UNTITLED

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

This production is a patchwork of Australian stories both past and present.

It’s about those who’ve come across the seas and the boundless plains to share. Untitled is a contemporary theatrical chorus of diverse voices that echoes across one land. Meet the humans who have become ink on the pages of history. Listen to the next generation of citizens that dream of a new destiny. Feel the texture of a diverse identity that belongs to a place some call down under. See the faces of today’s terrain. And with courage let us all combine to advance Australia fair…

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) HISTORY: Historical Knowledge and Understanding GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Intercultural understanding, Ethical behaviour, Personal and social competence

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama) SOSE (time, continuity and change, culture and identity) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 4m wide x 4m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI DRAMA, ENGLISH

STYLE/FORM Collage drama

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Australian history Displacement Asylum Immigration Multiculturalism

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 1&2 3 4 5

Writer: Many people Director: Duncan Maurice Dramaturge: Johanna Searles Producer: Queensland Arts Council 27


CAROSELLA

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

Is this a fairytale of hope or a corruption of power?

Two former headliners, Carosella and The Author, have lost their carnival. Now at a crossroad they are dependent on their carousel caravan to survive. Their timeless tale is trapped in a giant spinning manuscript where fear dictates destiny. Will Carosella escape his literary canon and create her post modern memoir? Dare to discover the truth and take a ticket to a gypsy’s dream. Risk a race through time to know if the last performer will stay on for the ride. Watch the pages of carnivalesque turn to know if happy endings truly exist.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Personal and social competence, Ethical behaviour, Intercultural understanding

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development) SOSE (culture and identity)

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI DRAMA, ENGLISH

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

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An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 7m wide x 7m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Epic theatre, Carnivalesque (Definition: characteristic of, suitable for, or like a carnival)

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Power Courage Transformation Cycle of Oppression Global awareness

TERM 1 2 3

AREA 3 4 5

Writer and Director: Duncan Maurice Dramaturge: Valley Lipcer of Roundabout Theatre Producer: Queensland Arts Council 29


“With her life, art and culture all intertwined and her career in full swing, it’s not going to take long before the answer to “Who’s that Chik?” will be on everybody’s lips.” Australian Stage Online 2009

“The soundtrack is busy and inventive and the Dizee Rascal-style Blasian is a hit!” SMH 2009

WHO’S THAT CHIK? WHO’S THAT CHIK? is a funny, personal and political show with plenty of sass and a pinch of Lionel Richie to boot.

ENGLISH: Language (Language for interaction), Literature (Examining literature) HISTORY: Historical Knowledge and Understanding GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Intercultural understanding, Literacy, Ethical behavior

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (music, drama) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development) SOSE (time, continuity and change, culture and identity)

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YEAR 8 TO 12

Told in the style of Hip Hop theatre, this is the true story of Candy B: a NIDA trained actor and award winning rapper, born and raised in the suburbs by South African parents. Underscored by a pumping sound track created by Candy’s real life sister the notorious Busty Beatz, the show traverses the highs and lows, blocks and flows of growing up brown with an afro and big dreams in Australia. The piece begins in Africa and quickly becomes episodic in structure, as Candy’s life from Seena Bird Dance Academy at six years old, to drama school in her early 20’s and then her entry into the entertainment industry is broken up by her mother’s journey of migration. Candy B’s mix of storytelling, video, music and comedy has attracted young audiences across the country. The themes of identity, culture, home and self-belief are at the heart of this connection. Her message is to celebrate the diversity of this wide brown land.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

Winner: Best Performance 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival Nominated: Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award

SECONDARY

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI

DRAMA, MUSIC, ENGLISH

STYLE/FORM

Hip Hop, Storytelling, Comedy, Video

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Diversity Culture and ethnicity Personal history Racism Respect

An indoor venue that can be darkened guarantees a better performance 7m wide x 7m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 6 7 1&2 3

Writer: Candy Bowers Music: Busty Beatz Performers: Candy B and Busty Beatz 31


ROMEO & JULIET

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

Experience Shakespeare like never before through dynamic physicality, contemporary beats and both classic and modern text. Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet was first created in 2005 and was a hit with students and teachers throughout Queensland. At the request of teachers statewide we return Romeo & Juliet for a new generation. Students will explore Shakespearean language and the tale of two-star crossed lovers through physical theatre. Filled with love, lust, hatred and betrayal, this performance creates 16th Century characters modern students can relate to.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Literacy, Personal and social competence

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS THE ARTS (drama, dance)

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI

DRAMA, ENGLISH, DANCE

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

32

Indoor venues only 6m wide x 6m deep x 3.5 m high Wooden floors or gym flooring only Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Physical theatre, Shakespeare

THEMES AND CONTEXTS

Love Connecting with Shakespeare Betrayal Family

TERM 1 2

AREA 7 5

Producer: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in association with Queensland Arts Council Director: Katrina Cornwell & Stephen Mitchell Wright Design and Choreography: Steven Mitchell Wright Script adaptation: Christopher Beckey Composer: Chris Perren 33


SOPHIE IS...

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

Sophie’s family is torn apart and she is thrown into a whole new world.

In the midst of chaos and a dark secret that plagues her family, Sophie chooses her moment to create a newer, better Sophie. Enter Kate and Gemma, her new best friends who will guide her through the sometimes treacherous world of the school yard, who is cool, who is not, what to wear and what to eat…This dynamic cast of three deliver a multiple character show that is a fast paced and hard hitting exploration of the taboo subject of eating disorders. Sophie Is… inspires young people to examine and discuss their own stories of struggle and oppression in order to achieve greater confidence and control of their lives. This production is for anyone who has questioned themselves without hope of an answer, for those who have felt muted in a world full of noise and for anyone who is or has been a teenager.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Personal and social competence, Ethical behavior

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (health, personal development)

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI

DRAMA, ENGLISH, HEALTH EDUCATION

STYLE/FORM

Brechtian and stylised performance techniques

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Body image Identity Peer pressure Self-esteem Family

TERM 3 4

AREA 3 4

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

34

An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 7m wide x 7m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

Writer and Director: Soapbox Theatre Productions Producer: Soapbox Theatre Productions in association with Queensland Arts Council 35


BRINK

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

Danger, fear and decision making are at the heart of this acrobatic circus.

Navigating adolescence requires skill, balance and sense. This contemporary sideshow is about everybody and anybody. It delves into the risks young people are tempted to take when confronted by growing up. When is enough, enough? Tension is palpable on the edge. The mind spins on the verge. What are the choices? What are the skills needed? To jump in or not? Take a deep breath and examine the big picture, the importance of being informed and how building reliable networks might just keep these acrobats alive.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Personal and social competence, Critical and creative thinking

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (drama, dance) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI DRAMA, DANCE

STYLE/FORM

Contemporary circus and mime

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Rites of Passage Adolescence Risk taking Decision making Boundaries

TERM 1 2 3 4

AREA 5 1&2 6 6&7

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

36

Indoor or outdoor venue is suitable Portable free standing acrobats rig in show Footprint of rig is 4m deep x 5.5 m wide Min stage area required 6 m wide x 6 m deep x 5.5 m high 2 x staff members required to assist with assembly of rig (if being used) No special skills required, but individuals with good hand-eye coordination preferred Without rig, stage requirements would be min height (unobstructed) 3.5m and minimum clear and level floor 3.5 deep x 4m wide No matting required grass, wood, carpet or concrete are acceptable

Performers: Allie Wilde and Nick Cilento Director: Duncan Maurice Writer: Duncan Maurice and Johanna Searles Dramaturge: Johanna Searles Producer: Queensland Arts Council Created in partnership with Wilde Applause and Sault Poets 37


THE SOCIAL ME

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

Log on to a digital diary that tracks the ups and downs, seductions and snares of social media.

Two teenagers are searching for something different, something new, something unexplainable; but can they find love? Michael and Ellie connect online and it’s love at first byte. But who are they really and when are they being themselves? Is this flirtatious fun or dangerous deception? This engaging Cinematic Theatre experience fuses live performance and the big screen. Are the outer orbits of cyber space the new frontier of young minds?

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Information and communication technology competence, Ethical behaviour, Personal and social competence

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS

THE ARTS (media, drama) TECHNOLOGY (technology as a human endeavour) HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development, health)

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI

FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA, DRAMA, ENGLISH

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

38

STYLE/FORM

Cinematic theatre

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Identity Roles and relationships Internet safety Communication Privacy

An indoor venue that can be darkened guarantees a better performance 7m wide x 7m deep and 2.5m high stage space Power outlet

TERM 2 3 4

AREA 6 7 1&2

Writers and Directors: Brad Jennings and Steven Maxwell Dramaturge: Duncan Maurice Producer: Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Co. in partnership with Queensland Arts Council 39


UNPLUGGED

SECONDARY

YEAR 8 TO 12

Unplugged is a dynamic production that explores how people can conserve electricity and continue to live a modern lifestyle.

It is an insight into contemporary young people’s rite of passage into adulthood and how the choices they make engage them in greater environmental decisions about the planet. It’s a share house where two young people are balancing study, work, cash, bills and how they can get to the next big concert. Be inspired, confronted and laugh along with today’s real issues.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

ENGLISH: Literature (Examining literature) GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Ethical behaviour, Critical and creative thinking CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES: Sustainability

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS THE ARTS (drama) SOSE (place and space)

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI DRAMA, ENGLISH

STAGING REQUIREMENTS

40

An indoor venue guarantees a better performance 6m wide x 4m deep Power outlet

STYLE/FORM

Applied theatre

THEMES AND CONTEXTS Sustainability Energy efficiency Behaviour change Taking responsibility

TERM 1

AREA 4

Performers: Kyle Walmsley and Sarah McLeod Director: Duncan Maurice Script: Duncan Maurice, Johanna Searles, Kyle Walmsley and Sarah McLeod Producer and Presenter: Ergon Energy and Queensland Arts Council 41


THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS FOR SUPPORTING QUEENSLAND ARTS COUNCIL’S NON-FOR-PROFIT PROGRAM OF LIVE ARTS EDUCATION. Program Partners

Funded with the Assistance of The Queensland Department of Education and Training

Production Partners The Siganto Foundation

Ergon Energy and Jani Haenke Charitable Trust


Youth Program 2012