The Year 11 Drama students are hard at work rehearsing Georges Buchner's Woyzeck to be performed next week, with a sneak preview this Friday night.
Buchner began writing Woyzeck when he was just 22 years old, two years before his death, of typhus, in 1837. The play is considered the first ever working-class tragedy as well as the first ‘truly modern' drama.
Our production developed organically into an exploration of the exploitation of the poor, rather than the story of a crime of passion. We try to express the tragedy of this poetically, through different styles of performance and movement, inspired by Pina Bausch, the evocative music of Tom Waits and the theatre techniques of Bertolt Brecht’s Epic Theatre, as well as a symbolic set.
We would like to thank the office staff for ticketing and sales, Nick Thorne for lending us Mirri’s skate ramp and Tony, Nick and the maintenance crew for setting it up and willingly helping with whatever we needed. Rhys Edwards has been wonderful in organising and coordinating the entertainment crew in sound and vision. We are extremely grateful for all the time and energy given to us by Vasudha Harte, who helped bring the music to life. We have loved the journey together and hope you enjoy the performance!
The play will preview on Friday June 8, followed by two more performances on Tuesday June 12 and Wednesday June 13. The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are available from the Office or at the door and cost $12/$8 conc. Soups, sweets, snacks and beverages will be available from 6.15pm outside the Hall. Phone 6684 3223 for more information.
Don't miss this opportunity to support our amazing Year 11 performers and Entertainment crew. We look forward to seeing you there!
Shearwater is calling on creatives from around Australia to enter costumes in the school’s 2018 Wearable Arts Performance Event, 'Homecoming: Labyrinth of Twists and Turns'. Entrants in this year’s event, to be performed in November, will vie for a prize pool of almost $8,000.
Wearable Arts (or WAVE) is a major annual event in Shearwater's performing arts calendar, showcasing costumes created by Shearwater students, staff and the wider community, in a highly professional, choreographed production that encompasses design, music, dance, drama and technology. 2018 will mark Shearwater's 15th Wearable Arts event.
Check out the shearwaterperformingarts.com website for more info on how to enter a costume and unleash your imagination!
The Year 11 Drama students are hard at work on their production of Georg Buchner's timeless play, Woyzeck, one of the most influential and performed plays in German theatre. Hailed as theatre's 'first modern drama', Woyzeck offers the students an opportunity for creative, sculptural exploration in staging, as well as artistic and expressionistic stylisation in the performance. The story is simple and dynamic, with the added bonus of a Tom Waits movie soundtrack, some songs from which we are hoping to include in our version.
The play will be performed next term, June 13-15, in the Shearwater Hall. Watch this space!
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