Northcote Town Hall 189 High St, Northcote
Thursday 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Saturday 2pm - 4pm
Term 1 30 January – 7 April
Term 2 23 April – 28 June
Term 3 15 July – 20 September
Term 4 7 October – 20 December
Our teen ensemble program centres on the philosophy that human beings make art in order to better understand the world.
Our workshop artists challenge our teen ensembles to explore how culture works, to think critically about performance making, and to question their own beliefs as they build performance works on and off the stage.
Instead of teaching one acting method or merely leading the group, our workshop artists create a space where everyone can co-create together as artists. This can involve the workshop artist offering provocations, feedback and artistic responses based on equal exchange.
We work kinaesthetically to build a physical language as an ensemble. We explore a range of performative approaches to space, time, style, and collaboration.
Over the year, we align our company-wide investigation with performance and devising techniques through various forms:
Then in term 4, we combine all our experiences into devising an end of year showing that is performed in our festival of new works – Hatched!
While performance is our focus, we also ask our teen ensemble to develop an understanding of themselves as whole creatives—artists who have a voice and who are passionately investigating the creative ways and means of expressing it.
Our teen ensemble leave St Martins as skilled, thoughtful, curious, and empowered theatre-makers.
Learn more about our workshop philosophy and workshop artists here.
“I approach my students as artists. I encourage them to be rigorous in the questions they ask. I’m trying to cultivate them as creatives. Not just actors, but as devisors, directors… As people who can develop an understanding of themselves as creators, as people who have a relevant voice that should be heard.”
— Harriet Devlin, Workshop Artist
The last fifteen minutes of every workshop is open to families to see their children at play. Families are also warmly invited to join in a ‘sharing’ during the last session of each term.
If you’d like your child to participate in a workshop at St Martins, but feel they can’t due to disability, cultural background, financial challenges or other barriers, you can apply for an inclusion scholarship or engage in one of our outreach programs. Discover more here.
Family discount: enrol a 2nd child and receive 15% off your tuition fee.
Concession: apply your concession card for 25% off.
To apply for a discount or concession, kindly contact our office on (03) 9867 2477.
For enrolment enquiries please contact ourWorkshops Coordinator.