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Posted by Queensland Theatre | Jan 4, 2021

The Scene Project is Queensland Theatre’s largest Education offering, encouraging drama students throughout the state to engage in the creative process of performance, from rehearsal through to presentation.

The Scene Project 2021

Each year a playwright pens a new work and the participating drama groups are tasked with the challenge of creating their own unique 15 minute version of the play. During the rehearsal phase, Queensland Theatre artists visit the participating schools to facilitate workshops. The Scene Project is about collaboration, acknowledging students and teachers as artists, building confidence and encouraging live performance in a professional space and manner. It is also an excellent way of participating in professional development and enhancing existing curriculum in schools.

The project concludes with local schools coming together in a professional theatre venue to share their performance. On this day, a cast of professional Queensland Theatre actors also present a full interpretation of the play (under the same ‘minimalist’ parameters that schools have), providing young artists and their teachers with new ways of making and shaping texts that can be taken into their classrooms. The final stage of the project is a learning forum which allows for students to acknowledge the skill and artistry of their peers as well as engage in robust discussions around process and performance building.

2021 Program – Discover:

The Scene Project continues to expand and in 2021 Queensland Theatre will be delivering the project across 13 different regions.

Script and Education Resources Delivery: Term 1, March 2021
Teacher Professional Development: Term 1, March 2021
Artists in Residence Workshops: Term 2
Outcome Days (9:00am-3:00pm): Term 3

  • Gympie (19-20 July), Bundaberg (21-22 July) Gladstone (23 July)
  • Rockhampton (26-27 July) and Mackay (29 July)
  • Townsville, Charters Towers and Ayr (2-5 August)
  • Toowoomba (9-10 August), Chinchilla (11 August) and Roma (13 August)
  • Redland Bay (16 August) and Brisbane (18 August – 3 September)

To register your school’s involvement in 2021: Click here

Cost per school group: $950 (excl GST) *subsidised rate available for regional and remote schools.

Contact us

For more information please contact Emma Funnell, Education Coordinator

Ph 07 3010 7623


Kepnock State High School

Year 10 Drama participated in The Queensland Theatre Company’s ‘The Scene Project’. The script students had the opportunity to experiment with was ‘Wisdom’ by David Burton. The play explored the positive changes that youth want, and can make in society. The class used this script as stimulus to create their own whole class performance.

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