The Five-Day Play

Five Day Play, October 2013

This is a fun and very fast paced play-building program that introduces students to brainstorming, teamwork and scripting techniques. Students take ownership of the creative process, using a preferred genre and issue to create and present original work.

Session 1

Games for Actors ● Lateral Thinking Exercises  Brainstorm
Students take part in a series of games for actors designed to free the imagination. They brainstorm ideas around genres and issues, selecting one for development.

Session 2
Narrative & Structure
 ● Press for Depth ● Team Improvisation
Students learn the ins and outs of different narrative structures and how these might apply to their story, then work on their feet developing scenes to present to each other, further honing their ideas as they go.

Session 3
Recording & Writing
 ● Industry Formats ● Team Writing & Roles
Students learn different ways to record ideas, and industry standard scripting formats. Roles for the following rehearsal sessions (actors, director, writer) are chosen.

Sessions 4 & 5
Group Work
 ● Rehearsing ● Performing

The group works either as one performance team with our presenter in director role, or in a number of smaller groups on individual scenes, in the buzz of the rehearsal process, then they perform to each other or a class of their peers.

Information for Parents

    • Available to Primary Years K-2, Years 3-6 & Secondary Years 7-10
    • Over 5 consecutive days – 9am-5pm
    • 30 student maximum

Cost per student: $280

or email Gavin Vance:

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“The Five-Day Play was the best fun Liesl has had in the school holidays for a long time! She thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the build up to performance on the final day (which the parents enjoyed as much as the kids). It really was wonderful to see them in action.” Liesl’s Mum - Lynda Jupp, October 2013

'The larger Kids Theatre providers don't produce programs as fun as these, or performances as good as these! Red Roar is is REAL value for money!' Maddie's Mum, Kerrie Cant, February 2014

"Thank you again for giving the kids the space to play, learn and grow. We can't wait for the next one!" Georgia Bartley, April 2014

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“ … perfectly pitched and presented … The students were being inspired… These programs gave them maximum enjoyment, more confidence, and a fuller sense of belonging.” Anna Carmody – The Song Room