Our Professional Development programs are based upon the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and delivered by contemporary artists and experienced educators.
Calling all fledgling playwrights!
Award winning Playwright Matthew Ryan is coming home to the Gold Coast to share his secrets and skill with a select group of young people with a story to tell. On completion of the program a selected number or participants will present their short play in a rehearsed reading, at HOTA.
Read more about Matthew and the program here.
Dates & Times
Mon 20 July, 6-8pm
Introduction to Playwriting – One paragraph story submitted
Mon 10 Aug, 6-8pm
Mon 24 Aug
First draft scripts submitted for individual assessment
Mon 14 Sept, 6-8pm
Re-writing / one-on-one feedback
Tue 6 Oct
Final drafts submitted
Mon 12 Oct
Additional feedback for writers
Masterclass pending participant needs
Mon 16 Nov
Rehearsed readings of scripts.
This is a free program.
To apply, submit an original one paragraph story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to register with the program.
John Bell Scholarship
Students from regional schools across Australia are eligible to audition for the John Bell Scholarship.
A life-changing opportunity for budding performers, three students will be selected to receive one week of training and ongoing mentorship from Bell Shakespeare. They will undertake acting masterclasses with Bell Shakespeare artists, observe rehearsals, see live theatre and perform their winning monologue for John Bell, Artistic Director Peter Evans and a Bell Shakespeare cast.
Ages and Eligibility
To be eligible to audition, students must be enrolled in a regional high school full-time and be 16 years of age or older by 31 December 2020.
1 June – 31 Oct
Online Live Auditions (via Zoom)
Shortlisted participants announced
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Teacher Professional Development
Cross-curriculum Priorities – our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures professional development program created especially for teachers.
Join Yugambeh Museum, HOTA Gallery assistant curator, Indigenous art Rebecca Ray, artist and academic Dr. Ryan Presley and educator and artist Shayna Wells, for our Cross-curriculum Priorities professional development program.
Sat 17 Oct, 9.30am
Digital Workshops, Q&A, Pre-& Post Show Classroom Activities.
Experience the wonder of Magic Beach through digital workshops hosted by CDP Kids. Teachers and students will meet the cast and crew through virtual face-to-face workshop.
With workshops being created as we speak, watch this space to see further development on the Magic Beach Digital workshops.