The 2018 Schools Program contains a range of shows relevant for school groups across all primary and secondary grades. In addition, many of these shows include various workshops, educational packs and teacher resources along with some unique educational opportunities.
These shows have been put together to stimulate and educate. Comprising of a range of genres such as drama, dance, children’s theatre and physical theatre. Performances are chosen not only for their entertaining appeal, but also for their ability to provide capital city experiences in a regional town such as Gladstone. Each year the GECC advises educators throughout the region of performances which have significant educational merit or which supports aspects of the school curriculum.
I LOVE ME JUST THE WAY I AM
23 October, 10am
A new accessible piece for high school students designed to unpack the stigma surrounding mental illness and provoke conversation over how to promote mental wellbeing in young people.
LUMINOUS – STRING SYMPHONY
26 October 2018: 10am, 11am & 12pm
String Symphony is a large-scale, interactive performance installation that uses puppetry to explore connection, community and collaboration.
Hand-woven using more than one kilometre of rope, the giant illuminated puppet is waiting to be brought to life. This mesmerising performance invites twelve audience members at a time, to become puppeteers. As the participants manipulate the giant interactive puppet, onlookers marvel at the beauty of this magnificent creation.
A joyful, engaging and visual stunning work for all ages, String Symphony is a high impact piece forming a part of the inaugural Luminous event in Gladstone.
10am (booked out)
Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning fox, the eccentric old owl and the party mad snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?