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A brand spankin' new education program.

In 2021, Matriark is offering three programs for drama teachers to tap into. THRILL, KNACK and ACE will see students learning how to move their bodies creatively, let their imagination run wild, and most importantly, experience the pure, unbridled joy that's essential for a great performance.

 

As a theatre company with inclusivity, ambition and creativity at its heart, it’s vital for us to reach as many students as possible. We can tailor-make workshop programs to suit your budget and we will be offering a discount of 25% to public schools. Reach out and chat with us, and we'll craft a program that works for you and your students.

 
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$450+gst per workshop

15% discount on multiple purchases

 

THRILL incursions are designed to get years 7-8 students excited about performance. The primary focus of these workshops is to give a foundational knowledge of dramatic contexts & the elements of drama in a fun and innovative workshop intensive format. 

 

THRILL combines charismatic & highly trained teachers, innovative games and imaginative play to support the following programs:

Available subjects:

  • Playbuilding *

  • Elements of Drama

  • Dramatic Contexts:

    • Improvisation *

    • Physical theatre and creative movement

    • Ancient Greek Drama

    • Puppetry

    • Commedia dell’Arte *

    • Clowning & comedy *

    • Mask

    • Melodrama

    • Site Specific Theatre

 

*Our most popular workshops!

Students will:

  • Be up and moving, getting physical and learning how to use their bodies creatively.

  • Laugh heaps, learning that joy and play are essential elements to great performance.

  • Flex their creative muscles and let loose their imaginations using the elements of drama as their colour palette. 

  • Have so much fun working collaboratively that they don’t even realise they’re learning.

$450+gst per workshop

15% discount on multiple purchases

 

KNACK incursions are about building years 9-10 students practical knowledge of theatre and performance. These workshops provide a greater level of detail and complexity, allowing students to really sink their teeth into the content. Our workshops are taught by expert teaching-artists, coming alongside your students to develop a knack for drama! From Commedia to Playbuilding we’ve got you covered, visit our website for a list of all the workshops we run!

Available subjects:

  • Playbuilding *

  • Elements of Drama

  • Dramatic Contexts:

    • Improvisation *

    • Physical theatre and creative movement

    • Ancient Greek Drama

    • Puppetry

    • Commedia dell’Arte *

    • Clowning & comedy *

    • Mask

    • Melodrama

    • Site Specific Theatre

 

*Our most popular workshops!

Students will:

  • Have a physical work out, Matriark believes that learning should be a whole body experience – we learn by doing and KNACK workshops embrace this wholeheartedly.

  • Thoroughly enjoy themselves while learning practical know-how, historical context and collaborative skills.

  • Be given tools to structure their creative and imaginative skills, allowing them to begin developing a craft.

  • Have the satisfaction of collaborating successfully with their peers.

$450 for a single session

3 sessions $1050

 

ACE workshops are all about giving simple but effective tools for excellence in drama. With their HSC looming, students need confidence, structure and support. ACE workshops can be delivered as one-off workshops or multiple sessions, providing a touchstone and sounding board for students. ACE students have seen their results lift with many band 6s and even involvement in On Stage!

 

Matriark can run HSC workshops that support any type of Individual Project or Group Devised Performance.

 

We can provide the following for students undertaking the HSC:

 

  • Group devised schedules, structuring creative process.

  • Motivation to get students up on the floor and working (instead of just talking!)

  • Lead concept development sessions with groups or individuals

  • Industry mentorship/sounding board for designers, directors or writers

  • Provide an outside eye mid-process, practical & sensitive feedback designed to motivate and inspire students

  • Detailing workshops, fineness students performances ready for the markers.

  • Accredited assistant marker for trial exams, providing detailed feedback on performance.

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Education resources...

Our full teacher resource includes an expanding number of pdfs including the following:

  • The Origins of Commedia dell'Arte

  • Professional Actors and The First Divas

  • Mask Technique

  • Comprehensive Stock Character Lesson Plans (Zanni, Magnifico, Capitano, Innamorati, Dottore)

 

If you've recently had Matriark Theatre at your school you will have received an access code for these teacher resources. If not! Never fear, you can purchase the access code from us below for $35 by clicking the Buy Now button!

Access a free Matriark resource for use in your classroom!

Free Commedia Sample Resource

ACCESS RESOURCES

Once you have an access code for Matriark's teacher resources, click above to access.

PURCHASE TEACHER RESOURCES ($35)

Click to purchase an access code to our full Commedia teacher resource 

(NOTE: Workshops receive complimentary access)

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Matriark Theatre's Education Program is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.