Riverside presents Playback Theatre Sydney
PLAYBACK THEATRE: PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP
An interactive improvising and devising experience your students will love.
Playback Theatre is renowned for honouring stories and creating improvised theatre that is moving and impactful. Using a fusion of drama, storytelling, movement and live music, the ensemble customise each performance by translating the audience’s life experiences into theatre on the spot and in the moment. The result is surprising, moving and humorous.
These workshops offer students the chance to use Playback Theatre’s unique style to inform their improvisations or devised works.
Improvisation – Suitable for Years 8 – 12, this workshop will enhance your students’ improvisational skills, essential for creating an innovative and inspiring performance. This workshop caters to students with basic to advanced improvisational skills.
Devising – Aimed at Years 10 – 12, this workshop is for students who are looking to create innovative and original devised group pieces for the HSC or school performances. Playback Theatre will show how connection to personal stories can lead performers to develop authentic and original performances that allow for creative choices that play to a performer’s inner strengths.
Together with the performance, both workshops will allow students to see the Playback Theatre method in practice and try it themselves.
Unable to participate in the workshop? There is no need to miss out altogether – come and see Playback Theatre perform live on stage. The performance will act as a valuable example of turning real stories into interactive theatrical experiences for your students.
*1 teacher free per 20 students – show only. Workshop free for supervising teachers.
Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19. Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.
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It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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SUITABLE FOR YEARS 8 – 12
(Stages 4 – 6)
According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:
- It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
- The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.
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