HSC 2022-23 | Performance (Part 1)

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Part One:
Monday 31 October
Online via Zoom
$65.00 per student (Booking fees apply)
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Suitable for students commencing their HSC in Term Four 2022, embarking on their HSC Drama Individual Project: Performance or Scriptwriting

About this workshop series

Explore the elements that make up an engaging monologue with practical approaches to the individual project. In this workshop series students will learn dramatic concepts of character, goal, audience, conflict, stakes & staging.

This series is delivered in two parts.

Part One explores how to write a monologue inspired by your own personal interests. This writing series is specifically for students who are looking to write their own monologue for the IP: Performance.

Part Two explores approaches to performing a monologue using text analysis and rehearsal practices. Read more about Part Two: Performing Monologues

Enrol in either part of the monologue series, or both. Students wishing to write their monologue are encouraged to do both parts of the series.

ABOUT PART ONE: Making Your Monologue

Join theatre-maker and dramaturg, Jules Orcullo for this two week writing series. Explore original text and how to make the most out of a self-written piece. During the workshop students will be introduced to:

  • Finding your own individual style and content
  • The process of building a script with a rich narrative
  • Creating a robust character within the text
  • Writing with intention and conflict to develop an engaging piece

This workshop is intended to help you create your own text through a practical exploration of monologue writing, guided by a Belvoir artist. Artists delivering this workshop will not be providing guidance on specifics of the HSC Individual Project (IP) requirements. For information on your IP assessment requirements you should consult your teacher.


Held online via Zoom
Log in details are sent to participants on the day of the workshop

TO PREPARE: Participants will need:

  • bottle/glass of water
  • a clear, flat space on which to do writing activities during the workshop
  • writing tools of choice – paper & pen or pencil, on-screen writing program (i.e Word, Google Docs, etc.)

SET UP: Participants should:

  • make sure you have a comfortable seat and a flat surface to write or draw on
  • use your real name on the Zoom platform, not a nick name
  • keep microphones on mute until it is your turn to contribute
  • be set up in a quiet place where you will not be interrupted and other people will not appear in frame during the workshop
  • have all materials ready in their workspace when the workshop commences
  • leave meeting at the end of the workshop