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 community theatres

Acting for Everybody

Delivered in partnership with Growl Community Theatre

Do you love community theatre?

Is acting something you enjoy, but find intimidating?

Do you want to learn more about theatre without all the scary jargon?

Join Kat and Bianca, your friendly and experienced facilitators for Acting for Everybody: a fun 2021 workshop series, presented by Minola Theatre in collaboration with Growl Theatre.

Whether you’re a seasoned performer or yet to step onto the stage, these workshops offer a safe and playful space to develop your performance skills, gain confidence, build community, and develop a better understanding of how scripts and characters work. 

This workshop can be adapted to suit you group. Chat to us to find out more. 

Workshop #1: Playful Performances: 
Accessing your character through embodied play
Sunday 21 February 2021, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Workshop #2: Physical Performances: 
Accessing your character through movement
 
Sunday 14 March 2021, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Workshop #3: Conversational Performances: 
Exploring language and meaning 
Sunday 11 July 2021, 1:30pm-4:30pm 

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.

Pondering Plays

Pondering Plays is a play reading club for community groups. Designed for Communify and the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, This workshop series can be tailored to the needs of unique community groups. Contact us to find out more. 

Come along for a fun, no-pressure conversation with local theatre makers, Minola Theatre. Join us to explore and chat about some of history’s best and most famous plays. Open to those who love theatre, those who know nothing about theatre, and everyone in between. 

 

Pondering Plays takes place once a month at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, as part of the over 65s social club calendar.

Contact us to chat about joining the group, or to find our how we can bring this activity to your community space. 

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.