06 May

Teaching

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Training – Learning – Workshops

Lightwire Theatrical Productions has a Workshop to suit you.

Perfect for community groups, actors, teachers, schools and event organisers Lightwire Theatrical Productions’ Workshops inspire and teach performance skills that are adopted by performers for a lifetime.

Developing talent and creativity is something close to our heart at Lightwire Theatrical Productions and a service we enjoy providing. Allow us to enliven your community with the skills and expertise of our team in a variety of performance areas. We will develop a workshop to suit you, your time frame and your outcome. Lightwire will work in conjunction with various funding bodies to access funds to enable this process.

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06 May

Commedia Characters

Arlechino

Arlechino

Servant masks such as Arlechino were often the main attraction of the troupe. Fun loving, mischievous, constantly moving animal-like beings, with an attention span of about 30 seconds. Zannis, as a group of characters, are not malicious. They are poor, crude folk from the hills curious to the ways of the world and inevitably they create havoc.

Pulcinella

Pulcinella

Pulcinella has been best described as the “runt of the litter”. Ugly and hunchbacked, he is a scrappy servant who is also a complete egotist. He can be played stupid pretending to be clever, or clever pretending to be stupid.

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06 May

Where’s Santa an Australian Xmas Panto.

10,000 Reasons Why I love Christmas!

“The Aussie Xmas Panto Strikes again – Where is Santa? – which debuted at the South Bank Xmas Celebrations in 2007, was brought to life again this year on the Sunshine Coast: Over two nights, at Cotton tree Park and King’s Beach Caloundra, an audience of over 10,000 people gathered to celebrate the season and enjoy a night of Carols, featuring Grace Knight and various community and school groups.

The crowd was treated to the unfolding tale of Mistletoe, Solly the Seagull, Rudolph the Kangaroo, Cranky Pete and of course, the ‘real’ Santa – interspersed throughout the carols. The packed outdoor audience smiled and laughed, booed and hissed (in all the right moments) and stayed right to the end to make sure the real Santa turned up, which he did of course – capping the night off with a rocking rendition of ‘Aussie Jingle Bells’ and a group finale with all the songsters of the evening. In all the Panto was hailed a great success and a fantastic addition to the Carols”.

Article by Ben Cornfoot

06 May

2 Pela Island Developments.

Taking the Production International

Development and promotion of the Wun Pela Music & Lightwire Theatrical Productions production 2 Pela Island continues with interest from both local and international schools, universities and community groups.

Our aim is to have 2 Pela Island touring throughout Papua New Guinea’s Independance Day celebrations 2010 as well as during Australia Week. The possibility that this show could influence the furthering of relations between the two countries and the acknowledgement of the entwined history of the peoples is causing us all great excitement.

We have made contact with University of Goroka lecturer Dr. Michael Mel and University of Papua New Guinea based artist Daniel Waswas. The development of these relationships will be instrumental in us achieving our goals for the show in 2010.

If you are interested in booking 2 Pela Island for your school or community group in Australia or overseas please contact us or use the booking/expression of interest form on this site by clicking here.

06 May

Lightwire by Invitation at the National Drama Conference.

Company Director Tony Kishawi was invited to attend the National Drama Conference in Queensland held at the end of November, 2009 at Queensland University. Tony presented a Master Class which focused and demonstrated his teaching techniques and Commedia dell ‘Arte as outlined in his recently launched and very successful book ‘Teaching Commedia dell’Arte. The conference was also attended by regular Lightwire contributors Ben Cornfoot & Clint Bolster.