Our objective is to provide enjoyable and flexible programs, in the form of three-hourly Drama Workshops, for those who love to perform and who wish to enhance their personal presentation skills by becoming confident, assertive communicators. We aim to stimulate creative imagination and assist in developing clear and effective speech by indicating the importance of vocal expression and body language, group communication, stagecraft, teamwork and meaningful interaction with others. All new students, regardless of age, are paired with a 'buddy' so they can immediately feel part of the RYAG team.

When? 

RYAG Drama Workshops are held monthly on a Saturday afternoon 

Where?

On Stage at the Star of the Sea Parish Hall. Corner of Passage /Longland Streets, Cleveland

What Time?

Workshops run for three hours. Arrival 12.50pm, Drama Workshops 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Who may attend?

Children from 8 years of age (younger if confident) continuing on to Secondary School

What is the Fee?

Our 'three-hourly' Drama Workshops are only $45 per session, paid termly in advance. The recommended fee by the Communication, Speech and Performance Teachers Inc (CSPT) is $80 per 'one-hour' for group sessions. Students with the Redland Young Actors Group have two qualified teachers in attendance. The fee per term (which covers three, three-hourly Workshops) is just $135. This is not refundable if a student is unable to attend a lesson. The term fee is payable before the term commences or on the first workshop of each new drama term.

Why three hours?

1) Most parents prefer a three hourly commitment once a month, to that of an hourly commitment every week. 2) We have found there are significant advantages for students attending a longer drama session. It not only provides more time for them to focus, which leads to better concentration but it also allows for greater involvement in their performance work.

Will there be Productions?

RYAG students perform in a production at the end of each semester. During this time they will be enhancing their voice projection, articulation, stance, movement and general stage craft, timing and cueing. There is no charge for families and guests attending the two semester productions. Other performance opportunity may occur throughout the year.

What do students wear?

The RYAG uniform for all drama sessions is 'Theatre Blacks'. This may be black shorts, trousers or tights, with a black top: preferably black soft shoes or sneakers with black short socks, avoid thongs or footwear that can slip off during movement. 'Theatre Blacks' can be sleeveless, lightweight and cool for the summer months and heavier i.e. black tracksuits and black long sleeve jumpers for the colder months. Costumes for productions are not intended to be an expense and are expected to be obtained through the use of creative garments found at home or borrowed.

What do students bring?

It is important for all students to bring a Water Bottle and a Light Afternoon Snack. There is a brief ten minute break half way through the Drama Workshop when students come together as a full cast to socialise whilst having their afternoon refreshment. Drama Folders: It is very important for all students to bring an A4 folder in which to keep scripts, poetry, notes and information. This eliminates the need for us to replace lost paperwork. A biro and note pad should also be kept in the folder, which must be bought to every Workshop.

Who are the Teachers?

The RYAG Drama Teachers are Valerie Warwick and Terry Larsen. Both are members of the Communication, Speech and Performance Teachers Inc. Both hold Blue Cards. Full profiles can be found HERE.

Is there a family commitment?

Yes. We normally hold three Drama Workshops per term with a production at the end of each semester. Therefore your student will go through an auditioning process, casting, staging and monthly rehearsals. It is crucial that families make every effort to commit to a semester production. RYAG students need to demonstrate reliability and responsibility to other cast members. We do of course understand that sometimes there are unavoidable situations that may prevent a student from attending a session.



If you have any queries please do not hesitate to make contact with us:-

Valerie Warwick
valerie@playtimeproductions.com.au
Mobile: 0416 174 447 A/H: 3488 2756 

Terry Larsen
terflarsen@gmail.com 
Mobile: 0409 480 547 A/H: 3206 9517