Workshop Programme 2016

A night time picture for a Midsummer nights dream

Leading up to our November production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Glenbrook Players will be facilitating a range of workshops. The workshops are open to current members of Glenbrook Players and also the general public who have an interest in this area.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops.

An exploration of Shakepearean Language and Movement

Date: Sunday 17 July 2016

Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Cost: $30 (free for members)

Venue: Glenbrook Theatre Side Hall

Facilitators: John Bailey with Ainslie Yardley

Bookings: Our Facebook event or

One of the reasons Shakespeare’s plays have continued to be performed regularly for over 400 years is because they were written for actors – not for readers.

In this workshop we will strip away all those weighty expectations that have made actors cringe and students shiver with anxiety since these texts were raised to the lofty heights of “serious literature” – and look at the words as they were originally written – as lines for actor’s to perform. Not only do they roll with ease off the tongue – with a musicality built for the human voice - they encourage movement, suggesting how you should move, when you should move and where you should move on stage. Participants will be amazed at how easy and how much fun the lines are to play, and best of all, will discover just how easy the lines are to remember.

This workshop is designed for all actors and students interested in performing Shakespeare - and will be of particular benefit to actors intending to audition for Glenbrook Players November production of, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Costume and Mask

Date: Saturday 23 July

Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Cost: $45 (free for members)

Venue: Warrimoo Hall

Facilitators: Ainslie Yardley with Jill Hogwood and John Bailey

Bookings: Our Facebook event or

This workshop will look at the design and construction of theatrical costume and mask and how these two important theatrical elements work together to create character. Participants will work with calico and gauze fabrics to construct imaginative, functional and wearable artworks; and learn a range of construction and decorative techniques for the creation of mask.

Stage Management/Backstage Craft

Date: Monday 25 July 2016

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Cost: $30 (free for members)

Venue: Glenbrook Theatre Side Hall

Facilitator: Robyn Pope with Alan Pope

Bookings: Our Facebook event or

This workshop will focus on the development of practical skills in backstage theatre craft and stage management. You will learn how stage managers coordinate the diverse elements of a live performance team – backstage and front of house; the mechanics of putting a live show together from rehearsal through to performance – and how the behind the scenes work of stage crews supports the work of actors onstage. You will also have the chance, if you choose, of putting what you have learned into action as crew for Glenbrook Players next show: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Bookings and More information

Bookings and enquiries: Phone 4751 1246