I’m delighted to pass on this invitation from Auckland Theatre Company for a FREE teachers’ workshop on Saturday 10th August. While primarily designed for teachers who are hosting a performance of MAHUIKA! the workshop will also feed those hungry for a bit of PLD on classroom drama. More details below:

Tēnā Koutou 
This is your invitation to a FREE teachers’ workshop hosted by Auckland Theatre Company on Saturday 10th August, 1pm – 4pm. The workshop is based around our forthcoming production of MAHUIKA!
We want to help teachers and students get the most out of the performance so we’re trying something new … using classroom drama to teach about professional theatre! We’ve produced a teacher’s guide with a whole lot of suggested activities for the classroom including group storytelling, teaching in role and simple drama conventions. The workshop will cover:

  • Preparing students for performance
  • Developing understandings about how performance is created
  • Prompting reflection on the themes and messages of the story
  • Using the theatre experience as a starting point for further learning across the curriculum.

The workshop will not only help you set up successful learning experiences related to MAHUIKA!, it’ll also give you access to a whole lot of innovative teaching tools you can use in your programme in future. 

The practical, active session will be faciliated by Dr Viv Aitken. Viv is an experienced facilitator, researcher and education consultant who works in schools all round New Zealand supporting teachers to use drama in inquiry. Viv always ensures a safe, non-threatening environment where everyone takes away new ideas to try. Even if you think drama is ‘not your thing’ – especially  if you think so – this workshop is for you!

To enrol, please RSVP to Nicole nicole@atc.co.nz by Wednesday 7 August.

Numbers are limited, first in first served!

DATE / TIME : Saturday 10 August 1-4pm

VENUE: ATC Studios, Lower Ground Floor, Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road – entrance via the carpark on Brixton Road.

PARKING: Free! Right outside the building.

Afternoon tea provided