This introductory series of workshops will establish the makings of a unique child-centred theatre group, The YOUNG PUBLICS THEATRE TROUPE (for children aged between 8-13 years). The group meets on an ongoing basis at Rosina Auditorium at Abbotsford Convent.
A framework for continued sonic, video, sculptural and/or movement works and public interventions is explored by the children and artist pedagogue. The process is active and thinking focused with an aim to complete a theatrical work in 2016. An emphasis is placed on understanding one another as part of the process. These workshops seek to foster an autonomous child's working group that governs its own creative process.
The Theatre process: The theatre group will focus on art production in a non-linear manner. Story may arise when a child is exploring sound or video, documenting the environment - or be lifted from a pre-existing play.