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Matriark will come to your school and run workshops for your students. We especially love teaching physical comedy, Commedia dell'Arte and mask and our tutors have a wide range of skills so workshops can be easily adapted for your needs.

Commedia dell'Arte Workshop

One of Matriark's finest tutors will come to your school to provide a comprehensive 2 hour workshop in Commedia dell'Arte. Students will have an experience workshopping the stock characters and their lazzi, using our range of genuine leather masks and traditional props.

 

Max students: 60 (no minimum)

Length: 2 hours (customisable)

Cost: $400 (2018 early bird rate), $450 - $650 (based on student numbers)

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Commedia for Playbuilding Workshop

 

The perfect workshop to make your students passionate about play building. Matriark has been devising work using Commedia as a base for years and has developed a unique way of using stock character, lazzi and improvisation as a starting point. This workshop will teach students how to use Commedia as a starting point for their own play building process and introduce them to Matriark's unique way of working. 

 

Max students: 30 - 40 (no minimum)

Length: 2 hours (customisable)

Cost: $400 (2018 early bird rate), $450 - $650 (based on student numbers)

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Slapstick

 

This is a perfect workshop for introducing your stage 4 drama students to comedy.  Learning trips and tumbles, developing listening skills and how to be funny on stage. Slapstick is a wonderful introduction to physical theatre Matriark will deliver it in a way that is accessible and exciting for students.

Max students: 30 - 40 (no minimum)

Length: 2 hours (customisable)

Cost: $400 (2018 early bird rate), $450 - $650 (based on student numbers)

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Puppetry

 

Puppetry is pure magic. In this short workshop, Matriark will work with students to bring their imagination to life through the power of puppetry. Our puppetry workshops fall into two categories: Making and Operation. These can be coupled together in a day program or taken separately:

 

Puppet Making: These workshops are suitable for small groups and are delivered over multiple sessions (working to meet your needs). Matriark’s skilled designer and maker, Aleisa Jelbart will work with students to envision and bring to life their own puppet. This workshop is fully customisable to meet your needs and can be coupled with puppet operation workshops.

 

Puppet Operation: Learn the skills required to operate simple puppets. Learn about fixed point, breath and weight using Matriark’s training puppets (or your own). This workshop can be coupled with the making workshop.

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Physical Theatre Consultant

 

School Productions are massive affairs and very often (with dozens of young people in the cast) giving adequate time to students to explore physical possibilities on stage can be hard to find. We’d love to partner with you on your school productions and help you explore these possibilities. Matriark can come and work on specific skills or back you up in assisting students to reach their potential. We are available to work with your students to refine skills in physical performance, puppetry, character making and more… just ask!

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Something else for your class?

 

We are great at building custom workshops that suit your specific needs.  We've taught acro, Suzuki, clowning, neutral mask, melodrama... we can help you work toward your performance outcome and can even come in over a number of weeks as a residency.  Let us know what we can do for you.

Contact us for more information and we can start planning your workshop!