Workshops

We offer workshops for artists, students and the general public.

Our workshops activate theatre, writing and collaborative play as sites for self-narrativising, to improve health and wellbeing. 

For performers and writers

Accessing your archetypes

It’s easy for actors to get stuck playing a particular type. It’s easy for writers to have all of their characters sound a little too alike. For performers and writers, success depends on being able to speak convincingly in a wide range of voices. This can be a challenge, particularly when presented with a character who seems like your polar opposite. But none of us are just one thing – we constantly move between different roles and versions of ourselves as we navigate new situations and relationships. This is an unconscious habit, but it doesn’t have to be. When you become conscious of your own multiplicity, you can harness its power for your creative outputs. You can learn to approach any character with authenticity and a unique voice – the things that set you apart as an artist.

‘Accessing Your Archetypes’ is a full-day workshop for writers and performers, presented by Minola Theatre. Under the guidance of two experienced facilitators, you will participate in activities and discussions that improve your confidence with the characters that come naturally to you and with those that don’t. You will access and activate your inner hero, trickster, monster and mystic, and learn about the relationships between these and other archetypes. You will learn more about your diverse identities, and learn how to bring these to life on the page or stage.

This workshop can be adapted to suit school, community, and other groups. Chat to us to find out more. 

For community groups

Empowered Storytelling

Empowered Storytelling is a short workshop series focused on community building, self confidence, and personal storytelling. Facilitated by the creative team behind Brisbane’s Minola Theatre, Empowered Storytelling supports a small group of community members to find their own voice and explore stories of recovery and resilience through theatre games and storytelling activities.

This workshop series can be tailored to the needs of unique community groups. Contact us to find out more. 

In 2020, Minola Theatre collaborated with Richmond Fellowship Queensland, with the support of the Mental Health Week Expo, to run Empowered Storytelling workshops with community members with lived experience of mental illness. This workshop series culminated in filmed storytelling shared with public audiences for the Greater Brisbane Mental Health Expo.