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Multicultural Playwright Program 2022 - promo

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The Multicultural Playwright Program is a three-day event which is designed to give multicultural/refugee students and their teachers a scriptwriting and performance experience. On the third day the students will, after working with the tutors and their teachers, put on a showcase performance providing them with the platform to share their stories.

Transcript – Multicultural Playwright Program 2022 - promo

The Multicultural Playwright Program is a program for students from years 7 to 12 who are from a refugee or EALD background. This program allows these students to share their stories through development of literacy, expressive, and performance skills.

The Multicultural Playwright Program is a three-day program, and teachers can apply to bring groups or individual students who have an interest in drama, playwriting, and performance.

Teachers participating in the Multicultural Playwright Program can attribute 12 hours of teacher-identified professional learning for standards 1.3, 2.1, and 6.3. Registered professional learning opportunities can also be found on our Arts Unit website. As part of the program, a performance mentor is also available to come to your school to assist teachers to work with students and develop performance works prior to the three-day workshop.

At the three-day workshop, schools come together and combine their performances to form a larger work. The final student work will be performed in front of an audience on the third day as well as being livestreamed to participating students' friends and family in their home countries. The Multicultural Playwright Program is held in term 2. Teachers workshops are held in term 1.

To apply for these workshops, teachers need to go to the Arts Unit website drama workshops Multicultural Playwright Program page. Applications are currently open, so we look forward to seeing you at a program soon.

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