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The author will discuss the play, the historical context, the media frenzy and the function of political theatre. Can theatre effect social change? Should it try?
This session is a must for all VCE students studying Hannie Rayson’s play Extinction. Set on the south-west coast of Victoria, where the rainforest meets the ocean, Extinction is a passionate drama about four people who are brought together, when a man hits an endangered animal on the Great Ocean Road. In the days that […]
After 14 plays and 30 years in the theatre, Hannie has a raft of experiences, adventures, funny stories and insights to share. Topics: The idea The research The characters The plotting The rehearsal: Dealing with the director and the actors The opening night frock
This workshop examines techniques writers can use to create characters. Do you look at a character you’ve created and think, she’s really the same person as the protagonist in my last story? In fact she’s really my mother in another dress? Using a series of photographs of faces, we will explore ways of creating character. […]