Drama in the Workplace

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Drama in the Workplace

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2018-11-19 2018-11-19
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Course description

Corporate drama in a day. Team building course in Sydney.

Drama In A Day is a corporate professional development event where a participating group puts on a series of 10 minute plays. A small number of team members are allocated as directors, the remainder as actors. The team then works together to stage a show by the conclusion of the workshop.

The day is broken down as follows:

Session 1:
  • Introduction 10 mins. The course facilitator introduces the session, explaining the structure of the day and covering housekeeping. Participants have one of two roles: director or actor.
Session 2:

Workshops 90 mins. Teams are split into two groups to attend 90 min workshops:

  • Directing: an introduction to the craft. What does a director do? Staging. How to get results from actors in a short time. Directors are also briefed on the casting process
  • Acting: developing confidence and covering beginner acting techniques. Actors are given the audition scripts and have time to prepare.
Morning tea
Session 3:

Casting 30 mins. Directors assemble in the audition room. Actors are brought in by gender and audition using the following process:

  • Select one of 5 audition 50-word pieces
  • State their name and read out their audition piece
  • Hand over to the next person.

Directors then cast their actors. Each director is allocated a ballot number and whoever has 1 gets first choice. Whoever has 2 gets their first choice, then 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. 8 gets two choices in a row, then 7 gets their second choice. So we start at one and go up and down until everyone is cast.

Session 4:
  • Rehearsal 2 hours

Actors join their directors and rehearse their plays. Tutors roam and observe, providing feedback or assisting where necessary. This is largely left up to the participants.

Lunch
Session 5:
  • The Show, Act I 1 hour (depending on group size)

A tutor acts as MC for the show, introducing each act and crediting the director, cast and writer. Half of the plays are performed.

Afternoon tea
Session 6:
  • The Show, Act 2 1 hour (depending on group size). The remaining plays are performed. The participants can vote for their favourite two plays and the tutors pick a Best Actor and Best Actress.
Session 7:
  • Awards and Wrap. A quick, fun award presentation takes place where the Best Actor, Best Actress and Peoples Choice Award are given out: the Corporate Oscars! The day is then wrapped up.
Scripts

A range of scripts have been compiled for Drama In A Day to suit different sized groups. There is a mixture of comedies and dramas available, with consideration taken to find enjoyable content which won’t be considered offensive given the diverse range of people in your business.

  • Course requirements: Chairs, tables and an open space for the performance. Note: An off site venue is available in Darlinghurst. There would be no pre-requisites for participants.

Participants should be aware that there may be physical exertion. Acting can be emotionally confronting.