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School holiday workshop: The Art of Character Making

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Waterloo Library

770 Elizabeth St

Waterloo, NSW 2017

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As part of the City of Sydney Library school holiday program, learn storytelling skills through the art of character making. 2 facilitators from Matriark Theatre, lead this hands-on drama skills workshop designed to help build confidence.

What makes a character? A costume, a way of walking or speaking, a full-body transformation?

All these things can help to create a memorable character. Over 2 hours, you’ll get to explore them all and transform yourself for the stage. Using physical theatre and physical comedy, participants will work with a skilled theatre teacher, playing and experimenting to turn themselves into their own unique characters.

Matriark’s amazing teaching-artists are skilled at physical theatre and will have you rolling, falling and laughing the whole time. This workshop will harness the energy and vibrancy of participants while gently encouraging the shy and inexperienced. This unforgettable theatre experience will end with our student storytellers putting on a showcase for parents and carers in the last 10 minutes of the workshop.

Matriark Theatre Sydney-based theatre-makers, Matriark, create new work for young people and families. Residing above Waterloo Library in one of City of Sydney’s new Creative Live/Work spaces, they hail from a variety of creative backgrounds. Matriark use puppetry and physical comedy to build worlds and imagine surreal characters and stories for the stage. Their work has graced numerous Sydney stages, including the Monkey Baa Theatre, City of Sydney, Casula Powerhouse and Riverside Theatres.

Suitable for kids aged 10-13, this free event caters for a maximum of 20, so bookings are essential.

After parents have signed their children into this event children will be supervised by City of Sydney staff for the duration of the activities.

All children should bring their own waterbottle with them.

Waterloo Library is wheelchair friendly.

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