Senior Drama and Performing Arts Technology 2015
Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
As an important part of the Drama and Performing Arts Technology courses, we offer the students the opportunity to see professional live theatre. This is the ‘real life’ authentic context for the work that we do in the classroom and on the stage. This is ‘best practice’, inspiration for our students. Theatre, as other art forms, also offers insights into ourselves and our worlds, makes us think and question and broadens our awareness of the important issues of our time.
The following trips have been arranged for 2015:
- Tuesday 3 March 8pm: ‘Under the Same Moon’ by Renee Liang, Musgrove Theatre, Auckland University $14 entrance, own transport
- Thursday 5 March 11am: ‘Hikoi’ by Nancy Brunning, Q Theatre, City $25 includes ticket and transport
- Thursday 19 March 11am: ‘The Book of Everything’ by Richard Tulloch, Q Theatre, City $25 includes ticket and transport
- Thursday 20 August 11am: ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes, Q Theatre, City $25 includes ticket and transport
- Thursday 14 May 11am: ‘A Dolls House’ by Hendrik Ibsen, Maidment Theatre, Auckland University, $25 includes ticket and transport : YEAR 13 ONLY
Information on how to sign up for each of these trips will be sent to families soon.
Other opportunities may arise as the year progresses. Year 11, 12 and 13 students must have seen at least 2 live theatre shows as this is the topic of one of the external papers at the end of the year. It is most useful for preparation for the examination if the student has seen productions that we have all seen, though not entirely necessary.
Head of Performing Arts