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Drama SA: Making & Creating Documentary Theatre

May 10, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

$15 – $30

This online workshop will lead participants through a discussion with Roslyn Oades about documentary theatre.

Roslyn Oades is an award-winning theatremaker based in Naarm/Melbourne. Best known for her innovative work in the field of headphone verbatim and audio-driven performance projects, including award-winning Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, In a Deep Dark Forest and The Nightline Project for this year’s Rising Festival.

Roslyn is collaborating with Windmill Artistic Director Rosemary Myers, Resident Designer Jonathon Oxlade and Fleur Elise Noble on Windmill’s upcoming production of Creation Creation. Creation Creation involved interviewing 50 people between the ages of 4 and 102 to ask them what big mystery they would like an answer to, and asks them to attempt to answer these big questions. Roslyn conducted the interviews and expertly weaves the audio from these together to create a 50-minute soundtrack to the show to which the actors on stage react to the audio through a mix of performance and visual art. Roslyn calls this type of work ‘documentary theatre’.

This workshop will lead participants through a discussion with Roslyn about documentary theatre:
• her documentary theatre process
• suggestion about integrating documentary theatre into the classroom

After the interview participants will be able to ask questions of Roslyn.

Resources that have been developed to support teachers will be discussed including:
• A video – What is documentary theatre?
• Documentary theatre in the classroom written guide and video by Roslyn
• Online platform showcasing our artist in residence program at Clovelly Park Primary with examples of how to integrate documentary theatre in the classroom
• Study guide.

Register here!

Registrations close on Sunday 9 May at 2pm.


May 10, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
$15 – $30
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Drama South Australia (DSA)


Online via Zoom