VENUE: MacGillivray Hall, 132 McCrae Street, Bendigo
DAY/TIME: Wednesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DATES: 14 February - 27 March 2024
COST: $15 per session ($105 total)
NUMBERS: Capped at 15
AGES: 14-25 years
What is possible when you combine performance with technololgy?
Since the beginning of the 20th century, advances in technology have been a dynamic and powerful tool in the theatre maker’s arsenal. From illumination, to electricity, sound, and more recently projection and live streaming have been used to enhance live theatre.
Meet your tutor
Phillip James Rouse has a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons.) from Monash and a Grad. Dip in Dramatic Art (Directing), Theatre from NIDA. He is an award winning director, writer and film maker. As a director he has worked with major theatre companies including MTC and STC, and has produced work at some of the most prominent independent theatre venues in Australia and London.
As a playwright Phillip won the Silver Gull award and placed in the top 20 for the Papatango Playwrights Award. As a film maker he has produced three short films which have played at film festivals all over the world. Phillip is the Artistic Director at Don’t Look Away and currently has three feature films in development with production houses in Internal Australia and the UK.
In this 7 week course, participants will experiment with ways to digitally adapt and enhance performance, and will practice skills in this growing field. By developing a short work, they will gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges that digital theatre presents to its makers. They will develop technical skills, integrating movement, acting, dance, and music within digital settings.
This art form requires performers and technicians alike to work in perfect harmony, aiding and supporting one another to create a total immersive work.
The course will conclude with a showing of the development work in the form of a live performance for family, friends and program partners. The performance will be recorded and live streamed and - possibly start a new trend on TikTok!
Develop, rehearse and present a new, short work of live/digital hybrid theatre
Understand the techniques used to create digital theatre
Use digital theatre to enhance, augment and subvert story and narrative
Integrate dance, acting and audience involvement into a work of theatre
Creating and manipulating live projection images
Identify issues and propose solutions
Work with technical equipment for digital theatre making
Work collaboratively, in a small team
Connect with local peers with similar interests
Meet industry professionals
Discuss career opportunities in this field
Collaborative communication throughout the design process