Musical theatre is a dramatic art form that is growing in impact and opportunities, and it’s been a big part of many, many people’s creative foundations!
In the modern Australian mainstream schooling system that still puts so much weight and focus on standardised assessments and tests, Drama as a subject often rates as a poor cousin to subjects like Science and Maths. Drama is seen as being too subjective and unwieldy, and regularly ‘weird’. After all, how do we standardise and […]
Almost all children role-play as youngsters. Whether it’s pretending to be a cat, a superhero, or a mummy or daddy, imaginative play in which a young child spontaneously and deliberately inhabits another character is seen as an important part of social development. Learn more…
Today we take a look at the array of options available in pursuit of a Dramatic Career. There are few areas of study that provide a more holistic and transferable skill set than the performing arts. Performing arts students develop: emotional intelligence communication skills creative thinking and problem-solving skills research, analytical and critical evaluation skills […]
As a parent, you generally want to provide a wide range of experience for your children. After all, you know that life has its ups and downs, ins and outs, successes and failures, and you want to do your best to expose your child to the broadest range of experiences. You want to help them […]
Traditional education focuses heavily on rote learning techniques – memorising and repeating. However, as the industries, jobs, and required skill sets of the future rapidly change, many are starting to question whether this approach sets our kids up to succeed in what will undoubtedly be a dramatically different workplace. Discussions about the workplace of the […]
William Shakespeare claimed that… All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. (As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143) If it is so, then drama should be […]
Acting is one of the few remaining industries that you can, in theory, get into without any formal qualifications or study. Every now and then, you will still find a successful actor who somehow, seemingly miraculous ‘just fell into it’. This is very rarely the case though.The vast majority of the time, actors have put […]