Studio Q - Drama Classes
Studio Q is Q Theatre’s training program for young people (ages 5-18) and people living with a disability.
We believe that the best way to learn skills in theatre is to do what professional actors and directors do every day – participants will be considered a ‘young artist’ preparing for rehearsals and performances, led by a tutor who is actively involved in the theatre industry.
Studio Q Aims:
- To introduce young artists with an experience of the thrills and creative challenges of theatre arts practice;
- To build all young artists’ confidence and self-expression in a professional theatre environment;
- To build ensemble awareness, social skills, mutual respect and respect for theatre as a collaborative artform among all participants.
Each term is designed to build on the learning of the previous terms. In addition to the learning within workshop sessions, participants have the opportunity to be audience members for selected performances in The Q Theatre, to develop their understanding and enjoyment of theatre arts practice.
At the end of Term 2 our young artists present a free Show & Tell performance, sharing theatre exercises and activities they have been working on with their family and friends. Term 4 is focussed on presenting the Studio Q End of Year Showcase, an chance for each course to present a short (~10 minute) performance based on the ideas and skills they have created and developed throughout the year, presented in the Q Theatre and on sale to the General Public.
Performing arts for people with a disability
Our Access Ensemble performing arts courses are designed specifically to cater for people with mild to moderate physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Our participants regularly tell us that they love coming to Studio Q, because:
- our tutors are professional teaching artists who are eager to help participants express their ideas and get what they want out of a theatre training course;
- they get to perform in a state-of-the-art theatre in front of a general public audience;
- they gain skills, confidence and experience in a professional theatre environment, and…
- they meet exciting new people, and make great friends.
Experience all the thrills and creative challenges of acting and live performance. Each week our Access Ensemble participate in acting, music and movement exercises designed to stimulate the creative imagination and develop skills in personal and creative self expression. Across two semesters each ensemble moves towards developing a performance for public showing.
The Role of Carers: Some participants attend with carers and some attend individually. We encourage Carers to work with the teaching artists and take an active role in each sessions activities, to get the most out of the course and to add immensely to group engagement skills and the spirit behind our Access Ensemble courses. Keen Carers may even find themselves performing on stage in the end of semester showcases! Speak to the teaching artists early in the course to discuss how you may be able to contribute each term.
Adult “RED” & “ORANGE” Courses run on Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm (2x groups)
Teens “GREEN” Course runs on Fridays 1:30pm-3:30pm*
Course fees: $184 per term (or $320 for Semester 1, includes Terms 1 & 2)**
Enrolment Forms: upon payment you will receive your online Enrolment Form. Complete the Enrolment Form, click submit and you will receive an email confirming your young artist’s enrolment in Studio Q.
*Afternoon courses now start at 1.30pm, not 1.00pm. Please contact Ian Zammit at The Joan if you have any questions.
** There are no longer Administration fees for Studio Q courses.