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Presented by GPAC Education and Community Program

Event Date 2024-07-04T00:00:00

Shadow-play & Drama workshop with Em Chandler and Ant Crowley for Ages 5 to 8.

Thursday 4 July, 2024 | 10am & 1pm | Town Hall Theatre 

Do you like making up crazy, imaginative stories? Do you sometimes feel super shy and then suddenly super brave? Do you like to solve problems working as part of a team? Then this is the holiday workshop for you.

Following up on GPAC’s ‘Fractured Fairytales’ workshop, Em Chandler (story-teller extraordinaire) and Ant Crowley (assisting on piano), invite you to join them in making up wild, weird, magical stories, and then perform them using shadows made with everyday objects. We will also use our voices, our bodies, cardboard and especially our brains. Oh, and if you are a little scared of the dark, just let us know. We don’t have to turn off ALL the lights.

Some children have big imaginations but are shy when it comes to performing. Shadow-play is wonderful for children of all abilities, because it allows them to perform a story – out of sight! This In turn helps them to develop confidence and try things they may not have tried before.

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”. —Albert Einstein

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.

Ant Crowley is an award-winning theatre-maker and recipient of several prizes including the Malcolm Robertson Prize for Drama, and The Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Best Music Theatre Script.

Thurday 4 July, 2024

10am & 1pm
Town Hall Theatre

Access Price $4.50
Child $5

Additional Information

Duration: 2 Hours , including a 10-minute break

*Note: Ages 5 – 8 (children slightly under or slightly older by prior arrangement). Participants limited to 20, Prior booking recommended. Parents can drop-off/pick-up children if they are contactable by phone - or observe the workshop for free at a distance.

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