Butterfly Dreaming

Presented by GPAC Education and Community Program

Event Date 2024-07-05T03:00:00

A Theatre-making Workshop for Ages 13 - 18 with Ant Crowley and Em Chandler.

Friday 5 July, 2024 | 1pm | Town Hall Theatre 

“Am I a butterfly dreaming I am a person, or a person dreaming I am a butterfly?” 

Do you like the idea of creating your own theatre? Do you have an interest in sound, music, and lighting? Do you like exploring unusual ways to dramatize a theatrical story with elements such as movement, shadow, words, and image?

Join award-winning theatre-maker Ant Crowley and renown story-teller Em Chandler, in creating a new piece of theatre in a single afternoon.

This workshop is open to young people of all abilities aged 13 to 18 who are interested in creating innovative, imaginative theatre. In this workshop you will use a combination of shadow and light, movement and video, text, song and even puppetry to generate ideas through improvisation and collaboration. Come expecting the unexpected, willing to learn new skills and explore the many ways of telling a story.

If you play an instrument, please bring it along. There will be a keyboard in the workshop space.

Ant Crowley is a multi-award-winning theatre-maker. His body of work includes musicals, opera, cabaret, plays and devised theatre. He is the recipient of several awards including the New York - New Dramatists Award, and The Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Best Music Theatre Script.

Em Chandler (she/they) is a lauded storyteller, magician, and theatre-maker, bringing her unique repertoire of spells, stories and songs to intimate community events or major festivals.

Friday 5 July, 2024

Town Hall Theatre

Access Price $4.50
Child $5

Additional Information

Duration: 2 Hours and 30 minutes, including a 10-minute interval 

*Note: For ages 13 to 19 only. Participants limited to 20, Prior booking recommended. Guardians are permitted to drop off their children if they are contactable by phone - and pick them up at the workshop’s conclusion.

Production Warning: Participants will be performing in semi-darkness at certain times.