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

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2.2 Proficient Level – Content selection and organisation
3.7.2 Proficient Level – Engage parents/ carers in the educative process
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety
6.1.2 Proficient Level – Identify and plan professional learning needs

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.7.2, 4.4.2 & 6.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 23/11/2020 Sydney CBD Places available $379 + 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

4.8

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Fantastic course – Got lots out of it.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

This course was extremely relevant to my needs and the needs of my school. I found the information very useful and helpful. Ron gave me lots of useful tips that I will definitely use in our next school production.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Content was relevant and used reference of real-life experiences that helped communicate ideas. Some aspects were a little dated.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Very relevant to what I am doing at school. It will be healthful in the future to get me started on a school production. The organisational tips were very helpful.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

This course has been extremely relevant for producing our next production. Ron is well versed in the information he presented and gave great insights to assist with all aspects of putting on a show.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Good but some content too basic

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Informative and well presented.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Good – some nice ideas of what to do for your production.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Terrific course. Very relevant

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Extremely relevant to teachers wishing to host a school production whether it is a play or musical.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Good and relevant content. Particularly for a new scheme teacher.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Very insightful and helpful, made me feel more confident to put on a school production.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

I really appreciated the level of practical advice, clearly gleaned from personal experience.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production - Ron Thomas - Tue 3rd Dec 2019
25/02/2020

Fantastic opportunity to be engaged in ideas, use activities, resource and how deal with and prevent challenging problems that may occur in the lead up to a school production.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Brian Zammit on 08/01/2019

Great to work through a number of areas within the topic.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Gareth Ross on 08/01/2019

Excellent, very thorough and informative. Great structure

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Emily Leon on 08/01/2019

Lots of great resources and information. Hands on activity made it more engaging.

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
08/01/2019

Good content, engaging conversations, good networking opportunity

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
by Sneha Sampath-Sawtell on 08/01/2019

Very helpful and informative. Ros was thorough in covering content. A great group of other teachers to discuss ideas. A great PD overall

Achieving a Professional Quality School Production
08/01/2019

Great advice from an experienced 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.