How to Mount a Highly Successful School Production

Presented by: Ron Thomas


Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Don’t put on a show without doing this PD first!

'A fantastic, inspirational and motivating workshop.’ Wendy Thomas, Sydney, 2016


Ron will save you hours in preparation. He will help you assemble the team you need. He will show how to avoid the pitfalls of script choice, auditioning and casting - and venue and stage choice. Ron will give you a ‘Performance Plan’ to ensure attendance and create an efficient rehearsal schedule. He
will guide you through the minefields of controlling: backstage/front of house/sets/lighting/sound/OHS/costs/props/costumes/make up/etc. He will save you heartache by providing you with strategies to deal with the unexpected, the bureaucracy and maintaining morale. He will provide you with a comprehensive checklist of ‘what to do on the night’ and most importantly, how to revive a sinking show. Whether Theatresports, playlets, serious drama or the BIG Production – this is the PD you need! Even how to get funding is covered!

Also provided: GREAT RESOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EXPERIENCED TEACHERS bring your USB or device

Event Details:

 

Thursday 28th February, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
 

Batman’s Hill On Collins
623 Collins St, Melbourne

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Target Audience: Primary or Secondary.

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter

Ron Thomas has directed over 20 major school musical productions and dozens of serious dramas -including Year 12 Performances, Monologues, Group-devised dramas and scripted plays. He also runs and judges Theatre Sports Competitions. He has taught ‘The Play in Performance’ in Year 12 Literature for many years. He coaches year 12 monologues and teaches presentation skills to staff and students all over Australia.

Ron is author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ available from Phoenix Education.

Ron’s many seminars in Drama and English for teachers are known for their relevance, high energy, tight focus and participant enjoyment.

 

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