Achieving a Professional Quality School Production

Ron Thomas
Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power
Everything you need to know to put on a professional quality school production (and the little ones too!) without going insane.
Target Audience
Primary and Secondary teachers with a role in staging the School Production and many smaller shows
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

BUILDING TOWARDS THE BIG PRODUCTION
 How to run a Theatre Sports competition – which games/how to improve improvisation/improvised dance
 How to bring a script to life: acting tips/blocking/mute rehearsal/technology
 How to stage group-­devised pieces and monologues for real audiences
HOW TO MOUNT THE BIG PRODUCTION
 How to get the team you want
 How to get the cast you  want: Auditioning tips/casting
 What’s the right script/libretto?
 How to ensure attendance and create an efficient rehearsal
 schedule
 How to control: 
backstage/front of house/sets/lighting/sound/OHS/costs/props
costumes/make up/etc
 How to control the actual performance
 What to do pre-­show/on the night/after the show
 Voice essentials
Pre-emptive Troubleshooting
 

Audience

Primary and Secondary teachers with a role in staging the School Production and many smaller shows

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This course requires actual workshops to give teachers the confidence to apply the learning. Some movement, dance and acting activities will be included


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 29/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $364 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

BUILDING TOWARDS THE BIG PRODUCTION

1 hour and 40 minutes

TEACHING PRODUCTION SKILLS THROUGH SMALL PERFORMANCES
How to run a Theatre Sports competition – which games/how to improve improvisation/improvised dance
 How to bring a script to life: acting tips/blocking/mute rehearsal/technology
 How to stage group-­devised pieces and monologues for real audiences

PREPARING FOR THE SHOW

1 hour and 40 minutes

PREPARATION:
Lecture Scripts Manual
Handout: Cast lists Discussion CD on Screen
Lecture Pre-planning CD Contract
Lecture Casting/Auditioning CD on Screen
Lecture Staging Show: ‘Footloose’ PPT
Lecture Jobs/Sets/Light /Sound Manual
Light/Microphone Guide show Video Hairspray Lighting Cues Video
Show CD contents

ENSURING A HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCE

1 hour and 40 minutes

Preparing the Actors
Improving the Acting Laban Exercise Manual on screen
Improving the Choreography ‘Footloose’ Song Machine Workshop
Voice Essentials See Cd contents
Non Musicals: Production brief/blocking/set/costume
Sharing Ideas

What To Bring

Clothes that don’t restrict movement

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

Showed me how much is involved but very good ways to approach all of this.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

Great resources and also activities.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

Great knowledge, presentation & sharing of resources. Great advise and tips.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

Good networking opportunity. Was good to apply knowledge to current production.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Anne Keene on 18/12/2016

Loved the way he could link drama elements to what is relevant for motivation & play choice. So generous with ideas & resources.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

Invaluable. Very practical!! Birilliant resources given to guide effective production management in our school. Well steered towards success.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Rachael Brown on 18/12/2016

So very useful. I feel equipped with all the skills to run a production.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by kaye HOPPING on 18/12/2016

Engaging and informative course.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

Very engaging!

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

An amazing platform. Definitely makes it better with more people to discuss. Very thorough. Ron takes you through the entire process. I will recommend this course to colleagues. Ron gives resources that are so helpful and valuable part of the day.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
18/12/2016

An amazing platform. Definitely makes it better with more people to discuss. Very thorough. Ron takes you through the entire process. I will recommend this course to colleagues. Ron gives resources that are so helpful and are invaluable part of the day.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Jessica Sachs on 18/12/2016

Fantastic, practical and useful information which can be used immediately at my own school.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Josie Hattingh on 05/07/2016

Good suggestions that can be applied across a multitude of resources /availability. Inspired some good ideas. Excellent suggestions.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Jade Gibson on 05/07/2016

a good day. Very informative and applicable to teachers and our practice. Thank you.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Wendy Thomas on 01/07/2016

Ron was a fabulous presenter. He has realistic and practical ideas and made the workshop interactive, which encouraged maximum learning. The opportunity to network with other schools was priceless also. A fantastic, inspirational and motivating workshop.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
01/07/2016

Very Helpful. for my background would like more focus on musicals.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
01/07/2016

Ron had such a wealth of experience and organised the material very well.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Carla Weijers on 01/07/2016

very thorough workbook. Ron knew information and elaborated everything- very clear.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
01/07/2016

Very interactive- hands on. Very drama-oriented.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Amy Anderson on 01/07/2016

Great course very informative and Ron was an engaging presenter.


About the team


Ron Thomas

Creator

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.