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Dungog 2021

Tantrum Outpost

Tantrum Outpost is our exciting new initiative to establish ongoing creative workshop programs for young people in regional areas led by regional artists, through training and support from Tantrum.

In partnership with Arts Upper Hunter, the first Tantrum Outpost will commence in Dungog in the historic James Theatre. In 2021, this will consist of two stages: When The Leaves Fall in the April school holidays and weekly afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops throughout Terms 2, 3 and 4.

School Holiday Program (POSTPONED)
- When The Leaves Fall

In 2019, Tantrum presented the world premiere of When the Leaves Fall – a fresh new Australian play written by teenagers from Western Sydney in 2018, as part of a collaborative project by the Story Factory and Belvoir St Theatre. Using the original production as a blueprint, twelve young people aged 13 to 17 from the Dungog area will have the chance to bring this play to life again but in their own unique way. Participants won’t only have the chance to perform the roles of characters including $haniqua, Stevo and Lonely Girl, but they’ll also learn to think like directors to put their own DIY spin on this completely out there but deeply human play. And did we mention this will all happen in under two weeks?! From the first script read to the presentation of 4 shows to friends, family and local audiences, participants will get a dynamic introduction of the entire creative process of making theatre, supported by Tantrum’s experienced artist Amy Morris and a regional emerging artist.

Who: Young people aged between 13 and 17. No experience required!
When: 6-18 April 2021 during school holidays. See specific dates and times below. POSTPONED.
Where: James Theatre, 6 Brown St, Dungog
Cost: Highly subsidised at $50 per participant for the entire program!

The School Holiday program has been postponed.
Watch this space for updates!

Highlights from the 2018 writing process and the 2019 production.

Afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops
(Terms 2 - 4)

Building upon the momentum of the school holiday program, Tantrum will run weekly afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops in Dungog for teenagers aged between 13 and 17 throughout Terms 2, 3 and 4 in 2021.

 Who: Young people aged between 13 and 17. No experience required!
When: Weekly 1.5 hour workshops (4 – 5:30pm) starting the week commencing 26 April 2021
(excluding school holidays and the first week of term). Weekday TBA.
Where: Dungog (Venue TBA)
Cost: TBA

Please note, Tantrum is also a Registered Creative Kids Provider.
You can redeem your $100 Creative Kids voucher towards workshop term fees.

Tantrum’s weekly afternoon workshops invite young people from diverse backgrounds with unique interests to come as they are. Some love drama and performance and want to pursue a professional career. Some consider themselves artistic in a different way while others don’t at all. Every young person stands to grow in confidence and creativity while having fun and making new friends at the same time!

As vehicles for following their own curiosity and ideas, participants will explore;

  • drama
  • performance
  • theatre-making
  • story-telling
  • improvisation
  • character development
  • writing
  • devising
  • design
  • plus much more!

With a focus on creativity, wellbeing and resilience, Tantrum’s afternoon workshops are designed to empower young people with the skills and confidence to solve problems, collaborate, trust in their strengths and make their voices heard.

Registrations will open mid-April following commencement of school holiday program.

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(02) 4929 7279
101 City Rd, Merewether NSW Australia
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