September/October School Holiday Workshops
Toddlers 2-4yrs old Early Childhood with parents 1hr 15min $15 per class
Class A 9:15am – 10:30am Tues 26 September
& Class B 9:15am – 10:30am Tues 3 October
This class offers children the chance to be creative and embrace their imagination. Using well known childrens’ books, students will go on adventures and act out sections from the book in a myriad of ways. Students enjoy movement, voice and creative play. ‘Big People’ are invited to assist their ‘Little People’, and activities require parents, guardians or carers to actively participate. Big People can get some unique ideas on how to inject creative play into their everyday interactions with their Little Ones. Fun all around!
Kindy –Yr 2 Drama, Movement and Song 3 hrs $30 per class
Class C 11am - 2pm Tues 26 September
& Class D 11am – 2pm Tues 3 October
This class offers bite sized tastes of the larger performance realm as students participate in drama games, improvisation, character play, movement and dance, singing, voice and drama appreciation. Parents are invited to join in the final 15 minutes of class, to watch as audience members, as their children participate in their favourite activities from the day. (Please be aware this final 15 minutes is an informal sharing session rather than a polished ‘performance’)
Year 3-6 MUSICAL THEATRE – Sing, Dance& Act 5 hr $50 per class
Class E 10am – 3pm Wed 27 September
In this class, students will learn songs from their favourite musicals. This will include dance and movement so comfortable closed in shoes are a must. Combine all three performance disciplines together to learn how to be a triple threat performer. Perform a song for parents and friends in the final 15 minutes of the class. (Please be aware this is an informal sharing session rather than a polished ‘performance’)
Year 3-6 DRAMA – Improvisation & Script work 5 hrs $50 per class
Class F 10am – 3pm Wed 4 October
Improvisation, Script work and devising is what students will learn here. Play games to discover characters. Bring scripted characters to life using valuable drama techniques and interact with fellow performers.
Year 7- 9 DRAMA - Improvisation, Script work 10 hrs (5hrsx2days) $100 total
Class G 10am – 3pm Thurs & Fri 28 – 29 September
Improvisation, Script work and devising is what students will learn here. Play games to discover characters, bring scripted characters to life using valuable drama techniques, learn about subtext and character objectives, and interact with fellow performers to create dramatic works.
Year 10-12 Senior High School Drama 10 hrs (5hrsx2days) $100 total
Class H 10am – 3pm Thurs & Fri 5 – 6 October
Students in the senior Drama course will learn both- devising through improvisation using various stimulii, & analysing and interpreting scripts. Students create a short group work to perform for their peers and work in pairs to bring a script to life. Gain valuable skills to assist in Drama studies at high school, to comprehend texts for English, or gain confidence for Public speaking and creative presentation.
Adults IMPROVISATION 2 hrs $20 per class
Class J 7pm – 9pm Wed 27 September
After a busy day, what better way to unwind than to be silly and embrace fun. This short improvisation course contains games and activities to help you to think on your feet. Improvisation is also great for any dramatic endeavour as it helps to get the brain working quickly, effectively and spontaneously. Use improvisation to create scenes, build scenarios whilst having a good laugh.
Adults SCRIPTWORK 2 hrs $20 per class
Class K 7pm – 9pm Wed 4 October
Bring a scene you’ve always wanted to tackle with a partner or group, or use a scene provided for you. Analyse the scene, unpack subtext, comprehend given circumstances, and apply actions. Perform short scenes for peers and learn theatre appreciation.
About the tutor:-
Annaliese Szota was a student of Nowra Players from the age of 9 and appeared in various productions on our stage. She completed her high school education in the Shoalhaven excelling in both Drama and Music before going on to study a Bachelor of Creative Arts- Performance (with Distinction) at the University of Wollongong.
Annaliese has extensive experience teaching performance arts and singing to students ranging from early childhood through to adult. She has been a NIDA Open tutor for the past 5 years, in addition to teaching privately, and in a number of schools and agencies since leaving high school. To add to this wealth of experience she has also taught dance and movement with Startime Studios and The Rhythm Factory in Sydney. Her skills were used extensively on the Australian feature film Goddess where she was the Childrens’ Acting Coach (on-set), recording artist and Casting assistant.
As a singer/composer/cabaret artist she has performed at numerous festivals both in Australia and overseas including fringe festivals in Edinburgh, Sydney and Adelaide and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. She currently performs as a member of the cabaret group Lady Sings it Better who were named as the best musical theatre and cabaret act at the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival. She has recorded a number of EPs and, in addition to performing at venues such as the Basement and STC, she has supported artists such as Monica Trapaga, Deborah Conway, Brendan Maclean and Wes Carr.
As an actor Annaliese has performed professionally on stage at the former Darlinghurst Theatre in When Bees in Honey Drown and La Dispute and also on screen in the ABC series Childrens Hospital and the feature film Goddess.
She brings youth and vitality to her classes and is excited to bring her skills and experience "back home!"
Payment and Enrolment:
To secure your place in a workshop complete the online application clearly indicating the workshops you wish to attend and you will be sent details about your acceptance, clothing requirements etc and payment method. Enrolments are limited and will be on a “first in” basis.