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Fiona presents a 20-minute talk on the process of writing comedy scripts for television shows, Skithouse, Comedy Inc and Prank Patrol. She covers where ideas come from, how we get them from inside our heads on to the computer and how to develop story, characters and plot.
This interactive discussion is followed by a 40-minute comedy-writing workshop with smaller groups of up to 25. It begins with a simple funny or amusing anecdote from the students’ real life and over the course of the workshop becomes a performance and/or written piece.
The oral storytelling component of the course engages the students in a fun-filled and creative learning experience, and the written component gives students a chance to share their love of language and literature.
*NB: Fiona regularly teaches drama classes and workshops at the Children’s Performing Centre of Australia for teenagers aged 14-18. *
One of Australia’s favourite performers and writers, Fiona Harris (Skithouse, The Librarians & Comedy Inc) explores the notion of what it means to have aspirations in life and how best to go about achieving them. Through storytelling and multimedia this award-winning performer shares her struggles as a teenager, from her disastrous attempts to fit in […]
Fiona presents a 20-minute talk on the process of writing children’s books and the children’s television show, Prank Patrol. She covers where ideas come from, how we get them from inside our heads on to the computer and how to develop story, characters and plot. This interactive discussion is followed by a 40-minute comedy-writing workshop […]
In her workshop, Fiona takes the students through a range of improvisational role-playing games and exercises as a way of getting the students to explore characterization. Fiona then takes the students through the process of how a program is rehearsed, blocked and filmed, giving students an insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of a television program. […]
In this workshop, Fiona uses games, exercises and improvisation to help students hone their comedy writing and performance skills. The skills and tips learnt by students in this workshop can be used and applied to numerous situations in students’ lives, building their self-esteem and giving them the confidence to deal with a range of everyday […]
Two of Melbourne’s favourite comic actresses Fiona Harris (Skithouse, The Librarians & Comedy Inc) and Kate McLennan (The Mansion & Debutante Diaries) take a very funny and inspiring look at their dreams, and explore the notion of what it means to have dreams and aspirations in life. Through stand-up, story-telling and multimedia this award-winning pair […]