Co-Curricular Drama

The College offers a vibrant co-curricular program in the area of Drama catering for students from a range of different levels of ability. 

 Girls can enjoy the opportunity to develop imagination, confidence, improvisation and performance skills without any prior experience. A fun and nurturing environment is established amongst the Year 8-12 students through the various activities on offer.

Contact

Director of The Arts, Mrs Linda Statham lstatham@msm.qld.edu.au has overall responsibility for Drama Co-curricular, but inquiries can be directed to Pettina Bateman the Artistic administrator at pbateman@msm.qld.edu.au

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Drama Club

The Mt St Michael's Drama Club provides the opportunity for students to participate in drama and performance based activities with a focus on developing skills through voice and movement training, characterisation exercises, play-building, script reading and drama games.

It allows students to develop skills and confidence in performance, public speaking and group work in a relaxed and informal atmosphere outside of College hours.

The Drama Club embraces the college ethos by promoting co-operation, team work and College spirit amongst students from all year levels by encouraging participants to work together towards a common goal.

Students in the Drama Club do not need to be studying Drama to benefit from the program. It is open to all students regardless of experience or perceived skill, as it gives students the opportunity to choose to focus on areas of individual interest.

Members of the Drama Club may prefer to take part in the games-based and collaborative play-building aspect, focusing their abilities on the work involved in the preparation and production of a short play.

Drama Club operates throughout the school year

DramaFest

DramaFest is an exciting competition that is a culmination of the work that is produced from Drama Club, with terrific prizes and an opportunity to showcase skills developed as an individual or within a group.

Guest judges from the Arts industry adjudicate this event, providing key tips to inform future work. Drama Club participants as well as students from Year 7-12 are invited to be part of this annual festival.

Theatresports

Suitable for students in the Senior phases of learning, this specialist group meets in Term 2 & 3 with a view to participating in the Queensland-based competition against local schools.

About 104 teams from over 50 schools progress through heats and compete to reach the Theatresports Grand Final which is held annually during October  usually at the Brisbane Power House.

Students are coached in developing key improvisation skills and learning set Theatresports games, in preparation for the competition. This is a wonderful opportunity for the seasoned improviser.

See also http://www.theatresports.com.au/