Accessible Drama - Private Tutoring ONLINE - all ages
For people living with a disability or difficulty
Connect, create and imagine!
Get involved with drama at home with experienced teaching artist Anna Orchard. Classes are online, live and one-to-one (not pre-recorded). A wonderful opportunity for those who live with a disability or difficulty, to engage and express themselves creatively, and tell their own stories regardless of their level of ability.
Our class content is modifiable and adaptable to meet individual needs, with theatre based activities building on a theme using music, singing, costumes, props and art making to promote deep learning.
About Marian St Theatre for Young People
We are a Sydney-based children’s theatre organisation, and have been a leader in drama and theatre education for over 50 years. A Not-For-Profit and charity, our mission is to enrich the lives of young people by connecting them to the transformative power of live performance. All proceeds from classes go towards empowering young people and providing training opportunities for them in theatre.
Drama can enhance overall health; non-verbal and verbal skills; movement; memory; focus concentration; and problem solving skills; as well as help to build self-confidence; while promoting creativity.
One-on-One sessions are especially suited to participants who want a more focused session which targets their individual goals or needs.
The workshop includes:
• One-to-One sessions 30 mins each
• Multi-sensory and multilayered approach to each exercise
• Creative theme each session
• Using voice and body to express creativity
• Improvisation using different props or costumes to stimulate ideas
• Lots of fun! Fun is the foundation of drama
Throughout the sessions the teaching artist may assist the participants in a number of different ways including: modelling ideas; giving verbal or visual instructions; using physical objects; pictures or soundscapes as stimulus material; or use puppets to help communicate ideas.
Bonus – siblings for free!
So long as siblings are in the same age bracket for the class (and use the same device), they can join for free.
Just make a note in the enrolment form if you have a sibling joining.
Can a carer participate in the class with the participant?
Cares or support workers are highly encouraged to participate at no extra cost to the participant, as they can assist the participant to participate fully. Through the class the teaching artist will coach the carer in how to assist the participant to interact and engage in each activity.
Can your teachers use sign language or other augmentative communication devices to communicate on line with students?
Unfortunately at this stage our teachers are not trained in using sign language or other augmentative communication devices, however if a participant is able to attend with a carer, who can communicate this way with the participant, this may make the classes accessible.
Are you a registered NDIS Provider and can I use NDIS funding to pay for Drama?
No we are not a registered provider. However, if you have a plan manager or are self managed, and have funding for capacity building in your NDIS plan, you may be able to use your funding for drama sessions, to assist you to meet specific goals. These goals may include for example: developing confidence in communicating and interacting effectively with ones peers, or keeping physically active.
View the FAQ’s about our Online Classes here.
- What Software will you use? How do I know if it will work?
- Are online classes safe?
- Where can we participate from?
- We have NSW Creative Kids Voucher – can we use it? (Yes!)
- My child is very shy – will they be ok doing drama?
And many more!
For any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact – we love speaking to new parents! 02 9880 2356
(If we’re not there, please do just leave us a message. We’re a small office, and will get back to you shortly.)
- Marian St Theatre for Young People