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Tell It!

Undercover Artist Workshop

Tell It!

Undercover Artist Workshop

Tell It!

Tuesday 30 July 2024
10:30am – 12:30pm

Location

Backbone – Seven Hills Hub 
28 Tallowwood St,
Seven Hills QLD 4170 

Cost

$30 full price 

$25 early bird (ends 30 June)

  • Promo Code: EARLYBIRD 

$20 each for two or more workshops

  • Promo Code: COMBO 

Accessibility

  • Auslan  
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Captioning  
  • Large font handouts available 
  • Relaxed delivery mode with sensory items available 
  • Plain English used during workshop 
  • Facilitator will describe any visuals on videos and on handouts. Please let us know if you would like additional audio description. 

 

The venue is wheelchair accessible with level drop off/pick up and one disabled car park available. The workshop will be accessed via a long concrete ramp down to the courtyard space, and the workshop will be hosted in the room nearby. An accessible restroom is available. The workshop space is air-conditioned. You are welcome to get fresh air, stretch, leave the space and return as you need to.  

  • Venue Map: A venue map, including a 3D walk through can be found here

About the workshop

Have you ever been talking to a friend about your life and been told, “Wow! You should write about that!” Yes? Well, this workshop is for you! 

Delivered accessibly and open to all, this Tell It! workshop will equip you with the tools and skills to confidently turn your life into art. Whether you want to keep it as real as possible, or perhaps you want to create a fictional world for your alter ego to live in – no matter how you want to tell your story, we want to support you in starting to tell it!  

This workshop is suitable for artists working in theatre, dance, music, performance art, and more. It will be Auslan Interpreted. If you require captioning or have other access requirements not listed below, please indicate these in your registration form.  

Topics include:  

  • Adapting your personal story for the stage. 
  • What’s the difference between ‘inspired by’ and ‘based on’ your life? 
  • Emotional safety when creating personal work. 
  • Creating fiction from fact to create a new story. 

Audience

Artists who are disabled and/or d/Deaf, and are interested in storytelling, and turning their personal stories into performance.  

Non-disabled and hearing artists who wish to join are very welcome.  

Artforms: theatre, dance, comedy, music, performance art 

Key Outcomes

  • Learn how to adapt or recreate your personal story for the stage. 
  • Learn the difference between a show ‘inspired by’ and ‘based on’ your life. 
  • Learn how to protect and separate yourself emotionally when creating personal work. 
  • Learn how to create fiction from fact to create an engaging new story. 

 

Participants will leave with an understanding of how their personal stories and lived experiences may be adapted for the stage through their preferred artform. They will be equipped with the skills to create a new performance inspired by life.  

Facilitator

Steve Pirie 

Steve Pirie is a writer, theatre maker and youth arts worker currently based in Meanjin / Brisbane. A graduate of the University of Southern Queensland, he is also the co-Artistic Director of Mixtape Theatre Collective, an independent company based in Toowoomba, Queensland. His first play, Escape From the Breakup Forest, has since been published by Playlab following state wide seasons, and in 2014, Steve’s work 3 OClock, Flagpole was selected for development as part of the Lab Rats initiative. In 2017, he was an independent artist with Queensland Theatre where he developed his work, Return to the Dirt as part of his residency, which was presented at La Boite’s HWY Festival in 2018. Steve has been a participant in Playlab’s Alpha Processing program and was a 2019 Artist in Residence with La Boite Theatre Company.

 

In 2020, Steve was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award for his works Motive (co-written with Emily Burton), City Hearts Loves You and Return to the Dirt. Steve is the 2020-21 winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. Steve was also Associate Artist with Queensland Theatre from 2021 – 2024.

 

Steve’s production credits include various creative positions with The Good Room, the Australian Theatre for Young People, Imaginary Theatre Co, Brisbane Powerhouse, Artsworx, Queensland Theatre, La Boite Theatre Company, The Young Company in Cairns, Vena Cava Productions and the Festival of Australian Student Theatre.

 

Contact

If you need any support or further information about this workshop, please email: UndercoverArtist@cpl.org.au   

This workshop is proudly supported by Backbone Youth Arts  

Tuesday 30 July 2024
10:30am – 12:30pm

Location

Backbone – Seven Hills Hub 
28 Tallowwood St,
Seven Hills QLD 4170 

Cost

$30 full price 

$25 early bird (ends 30 June)

  • Promo Code: EARLYBIRD 

$20 each for two or more workshops

  • Promo Code: COMBO 

Accessibility

  • Auslan  
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Captioning  
  • Large font handouts available 
  • Relaxed delivery mode with sensory items available 
  • Plain English used during workshop 
  • Facilitator will describe any visuals on videos and on handouts. Please let us know if you would like additional audio description. 

 

The venue is wheelchair accessible with level drop off/pick up and one disabled car park available. The workshop will be accessed via a long concrete ramp down to the courtyard space, and the workshop will be hosted in the room nearby. An accessible restroom is available. The workshop space is air-conditioned. You are welcome to get fresh air, stretch, leave the space and return as you need to.  

  • Venue Map: A venue map, including a 3D walk through can be found here

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