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2022 is a big year for Box Jelly, touring 3 shows across FNQ.
‘Teachers in schools are the key to providing students with rich, sustained, rigorous learning in each of the subjects in the arts. The arts industry complements the provision of the Arts curriculum in schools through programs and partnerships. The industry increasingly provides specialist services for schools, as appropriate, through experiences such as visiting performances.’
Using Band Descriptors, Content Descriptors and Achievement Standards from the Australian Arts Curriculum, we create post performance TASKS with learning outcomes for each band (F-2, 3-4, 5-6).
Teachers will be able to come away from the performance and have students reflect upon what they have experienced through the two strands of:-
1. Responding (written) 2. Making (practical)
We select our content and workshops based on the QCAA's Drama, English and EAL senior syllabi to assist teachers in their delivery of curriculum. Performances are delivered in style and genre to meet Drama's IA1, IA2 and IA3 assessments.
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE … a reimagined take on a classic. In a time of cancel culture The Crucible is as relevant now as it ever was. This production draws parallels between the 17th century Salem witch-hunts and the 'Snowflake' generation, where outrage reigns and tolerance is for 'boomers'.
Miller's play highlights the dangers of irrational fear and a society without empathy or mercy..
Senior drama students will partake in an hour workshop.
Departments English, Drama, EAL (prescribed text)
Dramatic forms/styles: realism, epic, magical realism
QCAA links: FA3, IA3 - Drama, IA3 - EAL
Touring high schools in TERM 2 weeks 9, 10 and TERM 3 week 1.
ENOUGH a play about anxiety created by FNQ teenagers
A verbatim piece of theatre which explores the themes of anxiety in teenagers and was created with the assistance of both RADF and Flying Arts grants in 2021. Over the two creative developments we worked with 25 local teenagers and a psychologist to create the 35 minute piece.
ENOUGH follows the story of high school student Amy as she struggles with anxiety, interspersed with personal stories from teenagers about their struggles with mental health. We also identify the triggers of anxiety, the physiological effects and offer helpful advice backed up by Beyond Blue.
ENOUGH includes the unique opportunity for your senior drama students to perform in the production. We include a full day workshop where we rehearse them into the show, followed by 3 performances for your school. (junior, middle, senior)
Departments: Drama, Well Being
Dramatic form/style: verbatim, epic, magical realism
QCAA connection: FA2. IA2
Touring high schools in TERM 4
THE BOY WITH THE LONGEST SHADOW by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Adam and Atticus have known each other since… forever – since they sat in a belly together and waited to be born. And twins are supposed to be the same. But they never are.
When they catch the bus, Adam sits up back, and Atticus carries the books. When Atticus goes to say something to a girl, Adam says it first, and better. And when they stand in the sun, even though they’re the same height, even though they have been for every day of their lives, Adam always seems to cast the longest shadow.
But Atticus has a plan to change all that…
-one workshop for 30 students following the performance
-worksheets for teachers/students to reflect on the performance, with 2 activities 1. Responding (written) 2. Making (practical)
These activities have been created using the Band Descriptors, Content Descriptors and Achievement Standards from QCAA.
$5/student for schools over 180 students
$900 for school less than 180 students
Touring primary schools in TERM 3 weeks 9, 10 and TERM 4 week 1.