Drama | Gippsland Grammar

Drama

A number of co-curricular Drama productions take place during the year. Conventional drama productions alternate every second year with a musical production.

 

The biennial drama production begins in first semester with at times up to 50 students preparing for the Senior School Play which is staged at either the end of second term or the start of the third term. Plays requiring large casts are chosen so that as many students as possible can participate. Students are also involved as technical crews (lighting, sound, backstage, set construction and decoration, makeup) directors and stage managers. The musical production follows a similar timeline but productions are always presented early in Term 3 following a three day production weekend at the end of the mid-year break.

 

In Term 3, each House writes an original script on a set theme, for presentation at the House Drama Festival when the entire Senior School enjoys four plays and the insights of an external adjudicator who determines places and awards trophies for individual excellence. This is an entirely student-run event. House leaders are responsible for all aspects of the production with the Drama teacher acting in and advisory and supervisory capacity only.

 

The VCE Drama and Theatre Studies courses also provide opportunities for students to write and perform plays as part of their coursework with engaging productions always resulting.