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Props Theatre is a progressive drama education program based right here in Bendigo with two studios – View Street and Crook Street. Props Theatre offers after school classes for students aged 5 – 16 years. “The confidence we see grow in the students as they work with us is inspiring as all the students have such different interests and backgrounds. Not all students want to be actors when they grow up but they love the creativity of making stories, finding and training their voices and meeting friends from other schools.” Alise, Company Director and Teacher.
Props Theatre offers improvisation, short and long scripts, team building for the stage with an appreciation of theatre as students experience on stage roles and an understanding of backstage work. “We work on acting skills only because we have outstanding school productions and other companies in Bendigo doing musicals so we wanted to tailor our learning towards what the students who can’t sing, dance, or want to grow the other skills involved in musicals. We also bring in industry professionals for photography, videography and the technical aspects of our end of year shows. This is all to give students industry relevant experiences and to celebrate all the creative work, from various fields, that go into producing theatre.”