Creative Drama Classes - Birkenhead


TheatreWorks, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

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Tuesday 27 February 2024
Wednesday 28 February 2024
Tuesday 5 March 2024
Wednesday 6 March 2024
Tuesday 12 March 2024
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Tuesday 19 March 2024
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Tuesday 26 March 2024
Wednesday 27 March 2024
Tuesday 2 April 2024
Wednesday 3 April 2024
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Wednesday 10 April 2024
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$110 for the nine week term


Robyn Donnelly
021 588 762


021 588 762

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Creative Drama Classes have been running in our purpose-built theatre, TheatreWorks, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead since 1997.

The final class of each term is a short presentation of what we have been working on during the term, i.e.:

  • Drama 1 - Tuesday 9 Apr
  • Drama 2 - Wednesday 10 Apr

In Term One, we will be learning about Melodrama, an exciting and fun way to explore archetypal caricatures.

Throughout the year the classes will cover a range of topics, with different emphases applied according to class level attended. Some of the topics covered are team-work, imagination stimulus, improvisation, mime, and movement. There is also stage-craft, performance skills, voice production, characterisation and character background, study of scripts, theatre terminology, a brief overview of theatre history and “who’s who” in the production process. The classes are both constructive and enjoyable. There will be room for play, but work is also needed to gain any benefit. “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch!”

The teacher, Robyn Donnelly, has been a member of TheatreWorks (aka Mairangi Players) since 1993 and has been teaching drama since 1997; for TheatreWorks, ACTA - a musical theatre academy, The NZ Improv Society and Bayview Drama.

Awarded a musical theatre scholarship, she went on to graduate with an “A” pass in the post-graduate Diploma in Drama from The University of Auckland.

In 2015, Robyn received the "Best Female Actor in a Leading Role" Award for Auckland Community Theatre. She has trained with various tutors in dance, drama, improvisation, piano, singing, speech, and theory of music. Her first performance was at the age of three and she has since performed in both amateur and professional stage work, film, television and vocal recording, as well as writing, directing, producing, choreography, costume design and creation, stage- managing sound and lighting design and operation and doing other behind-the-scenes jobs. She was a long-time member of “The Aunties”, a children’s entertainment troupe, and started Thespianage in 2004.

Please inform whether pupils have had standard childhood vaccinations and COVID vaccinations or not, and if so, provide a copy of the records. Non-vaccinated pupils will not be excluded. Keep pupil at home if at all unwell.

  • For 7 to 16 years old.
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