in rehearsal

A ToWN NAMED WAR BOY

 

LUKE LLOYD: ALIENOID

MEET THE CAST 

Watch this short video and meet our wonderful cast.

WARM UP WITH OUR CAST!

Our favourite warm up game is called NINJA DESTRUCTION. Watch the video to learn how to play and you have a go in your classroom!

CREATE TABLEAU WITH OUR CAST!

You will see a number of Tableau in the production. Watch the video to learn how to create Tableau.


Bite Me: The Voices Project 2014

Watch our cast in rehearsal and use some of the text analysis tools they used in the rehearsal process.

 

 


Compass

Warm Up with the cast of Compass

Watch the 2 minute video below to see how our cast like to warm up. Have a go yourself! Can you get to 21?

How to Play 21

  1. Stand in a circle.
  2. The aim is to count to 21 as a group.
  3. Without speaking to each other about whose turn is next, members of the group start to count person one says 1, someone else says  2, etc.
  4. If 2 people say the same number at the same time you must start again.
  • Try not to fall into any patterns
  • Try to make sure everyone has a turn at saying a number
  • If you make a mistake, breathe and start again
  • Try to keep your focus

Creating a Soundscape

Compass is set in a Rainforest. See how our Cast work together to create the atmosphere of a Rainforest.

Important elements of a soundscape:

  • A variety of body percussion and vocal sounds
  • Contrasting sounds: short, sharp and long sustained noises, high and low pitches
  • Crescendo: gradually getting louder
  • Climax: building to the loudest most intense moment
  • Silence
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the shape of things

scene three - a living room: blocking tension

We know in this scene that things heat up between Evelyn and Phillip.  The stage directions state that they are in a lounge room and that Phillip and Jenny are on opposite couches. We decided to play with the space between Evelyn and Phillip.

In the photos below our actors are seated: Adam, Phillip, Evelyn and Jenny

    

a few questions to ask:
  • How does Phillip’s body language portray his initial impression of Evelyn?
  • Comment on the space between Evelyn and Phillip 
  • How do you think Adam and Jenny are feeling? 
  • Who has the highest status in this scene? Why?
  • How does status relate to level here?
we decided to change up the scene with the blocking below:

    

some more questions:
  • What effect does this have on the audience?
  • Comment on the relationship between Evelyn and Phillip now? 
  • What is Adam’s role here? 
  • How does level influence status in these pictures?
  • Which version of blocking do you prefer? Why? 

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out of place: behind the scenes

 

from page to stage

This film gives insight into the entire process of The Voices Project 2013. 

We hear from our young writers and actors, from the Director, Paige Rattray, and Designer Louise Flannery.

Hear how the team explored the theme Out of Place and their approach to creating a cohesive production from 10 distinct monologues.

 

monologues

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animal farm

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