Theatre Shorts | 2017 Theatre summit, Shakespeare streaming

Theatre Summit

CONDA Inc, the organisation drawn from Lower Hunter theatre companies that manages the City of Newcastle Drama Awards, will hold its 2017 Theatre Summit, a function that brings theatre company representatives together for a day to discuss local issues, at St Phillip’s Christian College, Waratah, on Saturday, September 9, from 9am to 5pm. The 30-minute opening discussion at 9.30am will be followed by five two-hour workshops, with participants able to attend two, with each program having sessions at 10am and 1pm, and the cost covered by the day’s $20 ticket. Playwright Vanessa Bates will present scriptwriting sessions; vocal and singing teacher Rachelle Schmidt Adnum has voice and the actor  sessions; Justin Buchta offers physical theatre advice; Michelle Gosper talks about using direction in putting a concept on stage; and Cadi McCarthy, the founder of Catapult Dance, shows how story can be told through dance.

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BELL Shakespeare will innovatively stream a live performance of a 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth being presented at Sydney Opera House for school students to 31 participating schools around Australia on Wednesday, August 16, with Kotara and Singleton High Schools included. The performance will be followed by an in-depth 30-minute conversation with director James Evans and the entire cast, with those talking accessible for all schools. The show is being staged in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth between July 27 and September 1.