Mounting a Professional Standard School Production – Term 4

Course Details

Date: TBC
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Term: Term 4
Location: Level 2, 99 York Street, Sydney
Presenter: Ron Thomas
Price: Individual enrolment $400 +GST

Course Description


  • Performance Elements Australian Curriculum
  • How to run a Theatre Sports Competition
  • Achieving quality improvisation
  • From script to small performance
  • Staging a Multiple Monologue Performance
  • Staging multiple fragments efficiently


  • Should I even do it? Essentials before committing
  • The script/Libretto – Rights/Appropriateness
  • Starting well – Kick off/Schedule/Contract/Camp/etc
  • The Team Roles/Organising rehearsals
  • Auditioning and casting – acting/singing/dancing/etc
  • Staging
  • Back Stage
  • Set/Costume/make Up/Props/Lighting/Effects
  • Lighting and Sound
  • Pacing and the WOW factor
  • The Performance
  • Improving the Characterisation
  • How to add and improve movement/dance pieces
  • Voice and Role Trouble Prevention


All new course from Ron Thomas author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’. Strategies to challenge and extend, quality by stealth, design and motivation

Minimum and Max enrolment numbers: 6 – 24

Teaching Standards

  • 2.2.1 Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.  
  • 2.2.2 Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.  
  • 3.7.4 Initiate contextually relevant processes to establish programs that involve parents/carers in the education of their children and broader school priorities and activities.  
  • 4.4.2 Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements. 
  • 6.1.4 Use comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to plan and lead the development of professional learning policies and programs that address the professional learning needs of colleagues and pre-service teachers.  

This course may count as part of elective P.D

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