Title

Theatre students perform original production to sell out crowd

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 11-5-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

Publication Place

Sydney

Abstract

Students from the School of Arts and Sciences recently performed their first fully devised theatre production to a sell out crowd at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney.

The third year Theatre Studies students performed their original performance piece, Where did it Go? in St Benedict’s Hall on the University's Broadway Campus.

The piece was based around the theme of water. The play featured a number of different scenes, created by the students, all featuring water or activities associated with water in some way.

The project was a huge collaborative effort. During the semester students spent time researching water related topics, deciding on the direction they wanted the piece to go in and workshopping different water related images and sequences.

Students also took on different production duties including fundraising, set building, lighting, costumes and props, publicity and promotion and dramaturgy.

Coordinator for the Theatre Studies Program, Jane Bergeron, who taught TS302 (Devised Production Workshop), the unit in which the production was developed, said: “The students worked creatively to put together a unique theatrical experience.

“There was a wonderful balance of dramatic material, a great deal of which was very funny and the audience enjoyed themselves enormously. I am very proud of the quality of work they have achieved” said Ms Bergeron.

Media contact:

Moira Saunders 02 8204 4407