StudioQ is Q Theatre’s training program

StudioQ is Q Theatre’s training program for young people (ages 5-18) and people living with a disability.

We believe that the best way to learn skills in theatre is to do what professional actors and directors do every day – participants will be considered a ‘young artist’ preparing for rehearsals and performances, led by a tutor who is actively involved in the theatre industry.

OBJECTIVES OF STUDIOQ:

• To introduce young artists with an experience of the thrills and creative challenges of theatre arts practice

• To build all young artists’ confidence and self-expression in a professional theatre environment

• To build ensemble awareness, social skills, mutual respect and respect for theatre as a collaborative artform among all participants

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (TERMS 1 to 4)

Each term is designed to build on the learning of the previous terms. In addition to the learning within workshop sessions, participants have the opportunity to be audience members for selected performances in The Q Theatre, to develop their understanding and enjoyment of theatre arts practice.

At the end of Term 2 our young artists present a free Show & Tell performance, sharing theatre exercises and activities they have been working on with their family and friends. Term 4 is focussed on presenting the studioQ End of Year Showcase, an chance for each course to present a short (~10 minute) performance based on the ideas and skills they have created and developed throughout the year, presented in the Q Theatre and on sale to the General Public.


STARTING OUT – Ages 5-8

In these sessions filled with fun exercises and creative play our professional tutors lead participants on a journey exploring the fundamentals of acting, storytelling, voice and movement.


STEPPING UP – Ages 9-12

Flex your creative muscles and explore your love of performing in a fun and supportive environment where the focus is on acting and improvisation skills.


IGNITE – Ages 13-15

Ignite provides the perfect environment to discover your own creative voice. Participants explore more advanced concepts of acting theory, practice their improvisational skills, learn about different performance disciplines and create their own performance works.


ACCELERATE – Ages 16-18

Accelerate gives students the confidence and skills needed to take their creative ideas to the marketplace and is the perfect complement to HSC Drama studies or preparation for tertiary performance training.


ACCESS ENSEMBLE – Performing Arts for People with a Disability

Our Access Ensemble is designed for teens and adults with mild/moderate physical and intellectual disabilities to express their creativity through acting, music and movement.

For more information contact Ian Zammit, Theatre Programs Coordinator ian.zammit@penrith.city

Click here to download the Studio Q Terms and Conditions

Click here to download Studio Q 2019 Info Pack