Changes to Drama Co-Curricular opportunities

issue1816-dramaAfter much consideration the Drama Department has decided to make some changes to the co-curricular program offered to PLC Sydney Students. Our goal is to offer opportunities to reach more students who are passionate about making and performing Drama.

Lunchtime Drama Ensembles (non-audition)

Junior Drama Club (Years 7–9): This Club seeks to develop skills, confidence and prepares students for elective Drama study and various performance projects.

The Senior Drama Club (Years 10–12): This Club focuses on preparing students for special projects and competitions as well as workshopping current classroom or external performance work. 

Theatresports Club (Years 10–12 and Year 9 from Term 2): This Club will prepare students for the expanding improvisation opportunities that are now on offer. These include the Carlton Cup, The Inner West Cup, Scots Theatresports Jam, Off Broadway Cup and the large Impro Australia Competition.

Productions (entry via audition)

The PLC Musical (formerly PLC Production) is a large scale production which involves musicians, actors and dancers. Open to students in Years 7–12. Performances are at the start of Term 2.

The PLC Play (formerly the Senior/Middle Years Production) is a large scale production which will involve actors and other disciplines when appropriate. This production will now be open to all students in Years 7–11. Performances are at the end of Term 4. 

So we have a PLC Musical and a PLC Play.

Drama Company Production (a new initiative) has been created for students who love to collaborate and innovate through the medium of Drama. Company is for students who are passionate about the theatre and developing cutting edge work. Students will work with a member of the Drama staff, as well as industry professionals to create a dynamic and original production. There will be a Junior Company (Years 7–9) and Senior Company (Years 10–11). The Company Production will take place at the start of Term 3.

The Drama Department is very excited to action these changes. We hope we are able to reach more students who have a passion for Drama. We are looking forward to assisting students in developing the confidence and skills required to stage work worthy of celebration. 

Ms Joanna Maxwell
Head of Drama

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