Monday, 2 April 2012

Cyberbile by Alana Valentine

On Thursday, 29 March the HSC drama students went to see a Verbatim play, Cyberbile by Alana Valentine performed by Year 11 students from Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School.

This excursion served as a valuable educational experience as the students are studying Verbatim Theatre for their HSC and this relevant play was another example of this exciting theatre form. We were also treated to a question/answer session with the playwright, Alana Valentine which was informative and inspiring.

Year 12's, please post any comments below about the performance and what you thought about the use of theatrical techniques in this massage Verbatim play.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Drama - Year 10, 11 and 12

Year 10 has just performed their first assessment task for the year and I was impressed to see their level of commitment and effort. The Commedia Dell'arte piece that they devised on their own was true to form and involved great acting by the different characters.

Year 11 are busy rehearsing for their duologue performances from A Dolls House. The snippets that I have seen are realistic and expressive. I can;t wait for the end result. Although costume design does not come naturally to all, a little effort and research can go I long way and I urge you to keep on with your designs over the next two weeks. Please remember to mount these neatly and to make sure your materials match your design colours.

Thank you also, year 11 for your excellent commitment in each of your class workshops - Improvisation, Role development, Stanislavsky and mime. You always try your best and make the lessons fun. Your peers learn so much by each of your involvement.

Year 12 have just completed their first HSC examination and continue to work on their IP's. I look forward to your progress performance in week 10 and hope you all have your words learnt by this then. Remember to make a time to see me if you need any extra assistance with these projects.

Thank you all for being wonderful students. Keep up the hard work and you'll achieve your goals!

Mrs J.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Year 12 Resources - Verbatim Theatre

Take a look at the following links.

Parramatta Girls

Maree Giles: Webpage by an award winning Australian Author and Ex-Parramatta Girl.

Parramatta Girls Home:

Interviews with Alana Valentine:

The Laramaie Project

The Laramaie Project Online COmmunity:

The Techtonic Plate Theatre Compnay:

Laramie, Wyoming: the Town:

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Important Dates for TERM 1!

Year 10

8 March - Commedia Dell'arte Assessment Task due

Year 11

20 March - Progress performance. All words should be learnt by heart.
2 April - Dolls House Costumes Designs and Performance Due

Year 12

29 February - Australian Drama and Theatre Essay Due
15 March - Parramatta Girls Reading and Question/Answer session (Riverside Theatre, Parramatta)
16 March - Half Yearly Written Drama Exam
4 April - Progress Performance of Individual Performance Piece

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Use this great tool to create character profiles for you characters.

Once you have saved your profile, email me your link so that I can view your Character Profile Creations. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

OnStage Performance 2012

Next Tuesday, 7 February. Year 10, 11 and 12 Drama students will be attending the OnStage Drama Performance. This is a fantastic show comprised of the best individual and group performances from the 2011 HSC students.

Students will see the standard of a Band 6 performance and will be inspired by the talent of the student performers.

More information can be found at

 Pictures of our excursion to follow! 

Can't wait!

Mrs Joyce