Drama Workshops

Unleash your creativity with Backbone’s Saturday Workshops! These are fun, inclusive, and inspiring spaces where young people can learn essential performance skills from industry leaders. Participants in these workshops are empowered to explore their creativity, and are given the tools to create dynamic and meaningful performance about topics that matter to them in a respectful, safe and diverse environment.

These workshops are responsive to the young people involved so there is never any pressure to work towards an outcome (performance). However, we do strive to host a few evenings throughout the year to share the developments of these workshops with friends and family. Past performances have also been featured at the Backbone Festival, Festival of Australian Student Theatre, and other venues across Brisbane.

WORKSHOP INFO:

AGES 6 – 12
11:00AM – 12:30PM

AGES 12 – 16
1:00PM – 2:30PM

Term 1: Feb 16th - March 30th
Term 2: May 11th - June 22nd
Term 3: August 3rd - Sept 14th
Term 4: Oct 12th - Dec 7th

COST: $150/TERM

 

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Lucinda Shaw  is multimodal theatre arts practitioner with three decades of experience working to facilitate creative development through experiential engagement. As a performer/teacher/artist-in-residence with Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre she utilises drama pedagogy to connect children with themselves, others and nature. Previously she has taught Art, Theatre, Acting, Performance Studies and Relationships Education at Moreton Institute of TAFE, as well as Dramatic Form and Communicative Performance at Griffith University. She has delivered workshops with Backbone and Corrugated Iron Youth Theatre and other community organisations. She has also practiced as a professionally-qualified counsellor using multimodal creative therapy at Kinections.

Lucinda Shaw is multimodal theatre arts practitioner with three decades of experience working to facilitate creative development through experiential engagement. As a performer/teacher/artist-in-residence with Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre she utilises drama pedagogy to connect children with themselves, others and nature. Previously she has taught Art, Theatre, Acting, Performance Studies and Relationships Education at Moreton Institute of TAFE, as well as Dramatic Form and Communicative Performance at Griffith University. She has delivered workshops with Backbone and Corrugated Iron Youth Theatre and other community organisations. She has also practiced as a professionally-qualified counsellor using multimodal creative therapy at Kinections.

Grace Edward  is an emerging Applied Theatre Facilitator and Director in Brisbane. After completing a bachelor’s degree of arts in contemporary and applied theatre at Griffith University in 2014, she was commissioned by the Refugee and Migrant Legal Services (RAILES) to co-facilitate, write and direct a Forum Theatre performance piece on domestic violence. Grace also worked as a facilitator for Communify from 2015 - 2016 offering drama and devising workshops for participants with various mental and physical disabilities. In July 2016, Grace returned to University to commence a master’s degree in Creative Industries. In 2018 Grace devised, wrote and directed Generations a Forum Theatre performance piece aimed to help migrant and refugee communities in South-East Queensland, define cultural principals, increase awareness and harmonise differences of the emerging culture between the young and elderly. Generations received assisted funding from the Brisbane City Council, BEMAC, Access Community Services and practice based mentoring and Dramaturgical support from Backbone Youth Arts Open Source & GO residency program and D-create.

Grace Edward is an emerging Applied Theatre Facilitator and Director in Brisbane. After completing a bachelor’s degree of arts in contemporary and applied theatre at Griffith University in 2014, she was commissioned by the Refugee and Migrant Legal Services (RAILES) to co-facilitate, write and direct a Forum Theatre performance piece on domestic violence. Grace also worked as a facilitator for Communify from 2015 - 2016 offering drama and devising workshops for participants with various mental and physical disabilities. In July 2016, Grace returned to University to commence a master’s degree in Creative Industries. In 2018 Grace devised, wrote and directed Generations a Forum Theatre performance piece aimed to help migrant and refugee communities in South-East Queensland, define cultural principals, increase awareness and harmonise differences of the emerging culture between the young and elderly. Generations received assisted funding from the Brisbane City Council, BEMAC, Access Community Services and practice based mentoring and Dramaturgical support from Backbone Youth Arts Open Source & GO residency program and D-create.