Recently we have been working on creating original mini-pantomimes based on fairy tales. The group wrote “Snow White”, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Sleeping Beauty” into original comic plays. Covid has not made it any easier to perform. We still have constraints around audiences, use of costume and set, as well as finding everyone in school to actually complete a performance. I am hoping this … Continue reading Pantomime

Te Wiki o te reo Maori – Drama Class Starters

This week is Te Wiki o te reo Maori. As part of this, other than using more te reo in class, and discussion of stage tikanga, I am adding in overt teaching of Maori theatre at the start of each lesson. Here is a free set of class starters using YouTube videos with prompting questions for class discussion that I am using. Te Wiki o … Continue reading Te Wiki o te reo Maori – Drama Class Starters

North Island One Act Play Championships

Well, we made it to the North Island champs! This was exciting as last year we had plays selected, and then we entered a lockdown, and we didn’t get to go on any further. This year the celebrations were real. The struggle though was indeed improving the 2 plays that were selected in a short time period – just 2 weeks between the regionals and … Continue reading North Island One Act Play Championships