College offers two
annual school productions. Both the Junior and Senior productions are
collaborative, cross campus, multi-age theatre performances which
students from Years 7 to 12 with the opportunity to work together to
and perform large
scale theatrical works.
The Drama program at Sale College runs through Years 8, 9 and 10, with the focus on developing skills in communication, team work, character exploration, physical theatre, stagecraft, aspects of Theatre History and performance. At VCE level Theatre Studies is offered.
Students consider the nature of performance and contribute their creativity to both group and individual tasks. Script writing, character study and developing performance skills are fundamental components of the program. Students therefore explore drama as an art form through improvisation, scripted drama, rehearsal and performance.
Students are immersed within various dramatic eras and styles within this program, examining the central elements of dramatic performance to better understand the nature of theatre historically and into the 21st century.
The College Production of George Orwell's Animal Farm with its sophisiticated themes and symbolism performed at the 'Wedge 'recently was a great success. It is a credit to the students involved under the direction of Richard Kemp and Connor Hodges.
If you missed this year's Sale College Production or just want to relive some of the highlights from the perfomances, you can click here to see some fantastic photos.
2017 College Production - The Greatest Show On Earth
In VCE, Units 1 and 2 Theatre Studies students develop skills and knowledge in theatre history and performance. In Unit 1 and 2 the focus is on the application of acting and other stagecraft in relation to theatrical styles of the pre-modern and modern eras. Students work with playscripts from various dramatic styles in both their written form and in performance. They also study theatrical conventions and explore performance possibilities and apply these skills to analyse a play in performance.
Crew and scenes from the highly successful 2018 Theatre Studies Production of "Lord of the Flies'.
Cast & Crew of 2017 Theatre Studies Production "Sylvia".
Units 3 and 4 Theatre Studies builds on this as students develop skills in stagecraft, play performance and monologues. This is because in Unit 3 students develop an interpretation of a playscript through the stages of the theatrical production process: planning, development and presentation. Students specialise in two areas of stagecraft, working collaboratively in order to realise the production of a playscript.
In Unit 4 students study a scene and associated monologue from the Theatre Studies Performance Examination (monologue list) and develop a theatrical brief that includes the creation of a character by an actor, stagecraft possibilities and appropriate research. Students interpret a monologue from within a specified scene through acting and other appropriate areas of stagecraft. Students are also required to attend a performance selected from the prescribed Theatre Studies Unit 4 Playlist to analyse and evaluate acting in the production.
Cast & Crew of 2016 Theatre Studies Production "Antigone".
Sale College offers two annual school productions. Both the Junior and Senior productions are collaborative, cross campus, multi-age theatre performances which provide students from Years 7 to 12 with the opportunity to work together to develop and perform large scale theatrical works.
The Junior production, for students in yr,7-9, has a focus on developing student competencies and developing confidence ad proficiency in performance. This theatre work is then performed in our college’s own performance space, the Watson Centre for the Arts.
Cast & Crew of 2016 Junior Production "Adara & the Ice Queen".
Similarly, the Senior production is a large-scale ensemble performance. This celebration of student talent is an annual event performed at the Wellington Entertainment Centre and involves numerous students from all year levels.
Sale College is proud to offer such opportunities to our talented performing arts students – and as such offers original stage productions for our students to bring to life.