Performance Outcomes - 2021 and Beyond
Children in Speech and Drama learn confidence through performing. This can be in front of one person or an audience of 300.
Students also improve their self esteem and resilience through repetition of performance work whilst learning techniques such as vocal projection and facial expression.
Enhancing skills such as the importance of timing, stage positioning, eye contact and gesturing with purpose. Socially, children are learning to interact will all ages and personalities.
Children with ability in Drama are often encouraged to extend their skills by observing like minded children develop their own individual skills. Creative flair is ever flowing in Let’s Talk Kids classes.
Many of our past creative students and past teachers are now on the stage professionally or seen on television frequently. A lot of students successfully audition for the internationally acclaimed acting courses such as:
- National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
- Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
- ED5 International - Full-time Performing Arts College
We offer each year two compulsory platforms of performance to all of our students who enrol:
Redlands Group Eisteddfod
All students will take part in Group day at the Redlands Eisteddfod in October. Competing against other schools in a 5 minute presentation in front of an adjudicator and parents.
All LTK students compete against one another in group performances. This will occur on a Saturday. The date will be given in Term 2. Children all wear theatre blacks. A small entry fee of $3 is added to term 3 fees.
Parents are encouraged to attend
2021: Production Year
Am original story with lead and sub leads, utilising all students to form a cast. Each school with sufficient in numbers will present their own version of the script. Professional lighting, sound, sets and costuming will be provided. Trophies will be awarded to all students.
From the end of term one children will start learning mixed media work and creative movement pieces to be performed within this production.
The productions title and storyline will be revealed to students mid/late February. A cast of six, including a main role will occur with each show. The show will have a storyline.
Auditions will occur in March and will be open to all students who wish to attain a main part. Children who receive a part will be expected to attend extra rehearsals, plus online rehearsals, memorise scripts and attend a costume fitting. Costumes are paid for by LTK.
Our production will be held late November – early December within term 4, never in school holidays. Exact performance dates will be given via performance contracts in term 1.
All performances will be held at The Star Theatre – Peel Street – Manly. Professional lighting and sound will be used. Costuming kept minimal. Tickets will be inexpensive and will go on sale in October on Try Booking.
Ticket prices are kept low so that extended family can watch. This year we will see the inclusion of inexpensive merchandise sold at all of our shows. This is to add to the magic of being in a professional production.
Professional photography and videography will be available. All children will receive a trophy at the end of the production. Trophies and a one off theatre levy and a photography levy will be charged in term 3 and term 4.
Let’s Talk Kids have been providing families with productions for a number of years now, so they know to keep the whole experience inexpensive to families but still provide students and their families with a professional experience.
A dance ensemble will perform throughout the show. This team will be made up of students who are asked to audition in term 2. Rehearsals will not be paid for, as this is an honorary audition based team.
A small one off fee will incur to all dancers to assist with costuming.
Looking Ahead... 2022: Showcase Year
Schools are combined to present a variety of performance pieces.
At each show, two announcers are chosen to present the performances. All children are given a commemorative medal.
A dance team will be selected in Term 2, to open and close the Showcase.