Decoded

Q Theatre's Annual Youth Drama Festival

A flash of light. A few beeps, a bop and a squeak here and there. The black box appeared without much ceremony. It was discreet, out of the way and wasn’t bothering anyone. Until it kept flashing. And it kept beeping and the bops and squeaks got louder and louder. And louder and louder. We looked for instructions, for switches, for any kind of marking at all. Nothing. The smooth metallic surface just hummed quietly and then returned to sending out its code to anyone that would listen. The black box had a message and it wasn’t going anywhere till we made sense of it… Eight teams of specialists have been brought in to make sense of the mysterious message from the unknown.

Flannofest returns in 2018 with Decoded. This new Q Theatre project is made in collaboration with young artists from eight local high schools, pairing them with eight professional theatre artists.

Flannofest: Decoded allows students to participate in two ways — as creators or as audiences.

To be a creator: Flannofest gives high school drama students the opportunity to explore different theatrical styles, and work with industry professionals including writers, directors, actors and technicians, as together they create an original performance 8–12 minutes in length.

To be in the audience: Students from Years 9–12 can also participate as audience members. Students will get insight into different theatrical styles as well as support their peers on stage. The performance will spark creativity and discussion points for the classroom around the themes and ideas presented.

Applications open from February 2018. To find out more contact Ian Zammit, Schools Coordinator Theatre/Dance on 02 4723 7606 or ian.zammit@penrith.city

PERFORMANCE – 6 July 12pm, 7pm
$18 per student, one teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price

CREATORS – 2 – 5 July 
Per school: $500 registration fee + $550 fr 30 student tickets to the Decoded Matinee

Download the Schools Booking form here.

 

 

  • Friday, Jul 6 2018 12:00pm
  • Friday, Jul 6 2018 7:00pm

A flash of light. A few beeps, a bop and a squeak here and there. The black box appeared without much ceremony. It was discreet, out of the way and wasn’t bothering anyone. Until it kept flashing. And it kept beeping and the bops and squeaks got louder and louder. And louder and louder. We looked for instructions, for switches, for any kind of marking at all. Nothing. The smooth metallic surface just hummed quietly and then returned to sending out its code to anyone that would listen. The black box had a message and it wasn’t going anywhere till we made sense of it… Eight teams of specialists have been brought in to make sense of the mysterious message from the unknown.

Flannofest returns in 2018 with Decoded. This new Q Theatre project is made in collaboration with young artists from eight local high schools, pairing them with eight professional theatre artists.

Flannofest: Decoded allows students to participate in two ways — as creators or as audiences.

To be a creator: Flannofest gives high school drama students the opportunity to explore different theatrical styles, and work with industry professionals including writers, directors, actors and technicians, as together they create an original performance 8–12 minutes in length.

To be in the audience: Students from Years 9–12 can also participate as audience members. Students will get insight into different theatrical styles as well as support their peers on stage. The performance will spark creativity and discussion points for the classroom around the themes and ideas presented.

Applications open from February 2018. To find out more contact Ian Zammit, Schools Coordinator Theatre/Dance on 02 4723 7606 or ian.zammit@penrith.city

PERFORMANCE – 6 July 12pm, 7pm
$18 per student, one teacher free per 10 students, additional teachers at student price

CREATORS – 2 – 5 July 
Per school: $500 registration fee + $550 fr 30 student tickets to the Decoded Matinee

Download the Schools Booking form here.

 

 

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