Presented over Zoom
Presenter: Anne Wilson
Duration: 2 hours- can be split into two sessions to fit into timetabled lessons
Required: Reliable internet access, computer projector and speakers
Up to 25 participants per session
Share in the discoveries made during the play's 2015 and 2017 seasons from the ease of your classroom.
This online presentation is delivered across two hours, and can be delivered within your normal class timetable, enabling students to access the play from a new perspective.
In the sessions, students will view excerpts from the Bondi Pavilion 2015 archival footage. These clips are unpacked in detail, drawing out the directorial, design and performance decisions made and the effect on an audience's understanding of the themes, ideas and issues within the play. The style, structure and conventions of the play are addressed within the theoretical framework of the HSC Essay.
"This experience allowed students to visualise the scenes that we had work-shopped in class and compare and discuss how this can be performed differently in a range of settings. Great detail was given to the symbolic nature of lighting, set, costume and sound elements as well as references to characterisation and tension. Anne's insight as an educator and performer allowed for students to gain a breadth of understanding and personal connections to playing the character of Catherine. Students now feel confident referring to these scenes in their essay's, and also break them down in such an informative manner. We will be booking Yr 11 into the workshop later in the year."
Jane Mcintosh, Nowra Anglican College
"The online presentation was invaluable to my students, especially to gain a fresh perspective on the play as a revision tool. Anne’s expertise on the production, combined with her strong understanding of the HSC Drama essay make for an excellent combination. Selected scenes are ‘unpacked’ in regards to the directorial and staging choices, providing students with experiential examples that they can refer to in their essay responses."
Nicole James, Kincoppal-Rose Bay
Anne Wilson has taught the HSC syllabus for over a decade and has worked in a variety of settings including primary and secondary schools, corporate and community groups. Anne specialises in improvisation, trained by Impro Australia as both a teacher and performer. Anne is a producer and performer for Illuminate Educate. She performed the role of ‘Catherine’ under the direction of Susanna Dowling in the 2015 production at Bondi Pavilion Theatre and the 2017 remount at Monkey Baa Theatre.