Churchie Drama Club

Drama Club is an extra-curricular drama and play-making experience for Churchie students in Grades 5 and 6 to extend their skills in Theatre and Performance under the leadership of award winning actor Lucas Stibbard and other Workshop Leaders working with Backbone.

The participants will sharpen their performing skills with practical exercises, games and scene work. Activities covered will include - simple improvisation and storytelling, voice, movement and expression as well as collaboration tools and approaches. 

The drama program will run for two terms: Tuesdays in Term 3 from week three (31 July - 18 Sept )  and Term 4 (9 October  - 27 November). This is a total of 15 weeks of training. There will be a work-in-progress showing at the end of Term 3 and a small studio performance at the end of term 4.


DAY: Tuesday

TIME: 3:05 - 4:40 (pickup no later than 4:40pm)

COST: $300.00 for the two terms. This can be paid in one lump sum, or $150.00 each term.

LOCATION: Hayward Midson Building (Participating Year 5 and 6 students would meet with Backbone Youth Arts staff at the Prep School and they would  all walk up to Hayward Midson as a group together, under the supervision of Backbone Youth Arts staff. Students to be collected by parents from the Hayward Midson Building.) 

LENGTH: The classes run for 85 minutes with time allowed for the boys to have a post-school snack and a brief run around before getting into that week's activities.

Please note, places are limited to the first 20 participants. Additionally, the minimum enrolment requirement must be met for the satisfaction of participants and positive outcomes of the course. 

Click the link below to register.


Lucas Stibbard - Workshop Leader

Lucas Stibbard makes theatre and performance. A founding member of The Escapists, Lucas Stibbard has extensive experience nationally and internationally as a performer, writer, director, designer, dramaturg and educator. He has taught at Queensland University of Technology, The University Of Southern Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland Conservatorium and for NIDA, Queensland Theatre and La Boite. Lucas' performing work has included: Punchdrunk (The Lost Lending Library), Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest) and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida, Imaginate Edinburgh and tours of China). He has won a number of awards including 2011 Best Independent Production Matilda Award and a Helpmann Nomination for Boy Girl Wall. He is the recipient of the Jean Trundle Memorial Bursary, the Brian Boak Bursary for Outstanding Performance and a NIDA Fellowship. He is currently a Doctoral Student at QUT and a proud member of Equity since 2000.

For over 30 years Backbone has been the leading youth arts organisation specialising in performance and multi-arts training and experiences for young people. Backbone’s specialty is creating new performance work with children and young people about topics and ideas that matter to them.

Drama develops important transferable skills in leadership, motivation, listening, communication, and creative problem solving. Drama also gives young people the chance to develop their own unique voice and expression.

Backbone is proud to work with Brisbane Girl's Grammar, Iona College, Queensland Academy of Creative Industries, Indooroopilly State High, Redcliffe State High, Good Shepard Catholic College, Sheldon College, Rochedale State High, and Nerang State High, and now Churchie!

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Lucas Stibbard at