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Creative Drama Classes in 2024

Drama classes run by Thespianage are designed to teach theatre skills and experience. The tutor is Robyn Donnelly (BSc, DipDrama). Many who have been to these classes have subsequently appeared in, stage-managed, written, and directed for TheatreWorks (operating as Mairangi Players Inc) and other theatre groups.

There are two classes to cater for differing maturity and abilities, running for nine weeks each term. The age range is 7 to 16 years.

The term dates for 2024 are:

Term 1
Tuesday 14 February to Wednesday 10 April

Term 2
Tuesday 30 April to Wednesday 26 June

Term 3
Tuesday 23 OR 30 (TBA) July to Wednesday 18 OR 25 (TBA) September

Term 4
Tuesday 15 October to Wednesday 11 December

The classes are taught from a creative, developmental aspect. We work a lot on teamwork, stimulating the imagination, improvisation, releasing inhibitions, harnessing this energy and focussing it towards creativity.

Through this process, characters and stories are created which are worked towards a presentable scenario, skit or play at the end of term, to be performed in the last class of the term. This also teaches stagecraft and performance skills.

Later, we move towards already scripted works, having come to terms with characterisation and character background. Some theatre terminology and the "who's who" in the production process is also thrown in.

We anticipate the classes to be both constructive and enjoyable. There will be room for play, but there is the need also for work to benefit from the classes. "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch!"

Interested in Drama Classes?

Download an application form as a pdf.

Any queries, call (021) 588-762 or email for further information.