We can provide a whole school Drama program incorporating story drama, play-building, scriptwriting, process Drama, puppetry and Dance.

Upcoming Professional Development

We are delighted to be part of the organising committee for this PLD opportunity. Teachers, you will not be disappointed – get involved. See below for more information.

Scripts for Schools

We are delighted to announce the publication of three scripts for schools written by Amanda Jackson, commissioned by The Drama Workshop and the Hawke’s Bay Youth Theatre. These scripts have been tried and tested and are ready for you to inject your own flavour and flair! We also have costumes and some set pieces available for hire. Perusal scripts: $10. Photocopying licences apply.

Ages 7 – 15: ‘Pania’ Cast size: 25 – 105 School performance licence: $80 per show

Ages 15+: ‘Over the Top’ Cast size: 9 – 17 School performance licence: $80 show or

$50 NCEA

Ages 7 – 10: ‘Aowhenua’ Cast size: 12-16 children + 1 adult $50 per show.

Costumes for hire:

Costumes for 105 students ages 5 to 15 for Pania of the Reef. $10 each. Photos coming soon of each set of characters.

Waterfall set piece – POA

Female costumes – Over the Top – $15 each +aprons $5 each.

Photograph backdrops – refundable  deposit – $500. Cloths – $20 hire each.

T-Shirts – Aowhenua. $5 each. Suit ages yrs 3/4.


Drama in the classroom - professional development for teachers

Modelling Drama in your classroom:
Issues such as prejudice, bullying, team building and self-esteem can be explored through non-threatening drama activities that bring people together to solve problems and raise issues.  By using Drama the group is propelled into another place where challenges are less confronting and deep understanding can take place. We will customise the drama to suit your needs.

How to use process drama effectively in your classroom:  Tailored to your year level and curriculum needs.

You will: experience a process drama; learn how to structure a drama lesson; receive examples of drama lessons for enhancing literacy; begin to plan your own process drama using your own curriculum plans.
We will also run a whole staff workshop on the benefits and features of an excellent drama lesson for enhancing literacy in the classroom.

Puppetry Yr 4-8

 Based on the ancient Japanese art of Bunraku, these puppets made simply from newspaper and masking tape (no papier mache), are easy to make and easy to use.
In these workshops students will make a large puppet of a chosen character and explore some ways to manipulate the puppet, culminating in a simple performance. 
We also have for sale an entire script for use with Bunraku Puppets. The story of Puss in Boots. Enquire below for costs.