Are you born to be on stage? NSA provides professional theatre skills workshops with opportunities to perform on stage, off stage and back stage.
No Strings Attached WorkshopsOur weekly theatre workshops programs are tailored to the needs, abilities and skills of each participant.
Do you work with young people who are born to be on stage?
Regular workshop programs run weekly throughout school terms:
- Mixed Ensemble - Tuesday nights
- Tracking Culture (ATSI) - Fridays
- Men's Ensemble - Saturday mornings
- Other groups convened in response to demand (eg Women's Ensemble)
A dozen men (from 21 to 60 years old) meet on Saturday mornings to enjoy a theatrical jam while refining their skills. Some have been with us since 1994. Some have just joined. All are dedicated to creating new theatre together. Many have performed at the annual Awakenings Festival in Horsham (Victoria) every October since 1998. The Men's Ensemble also performs at Disability Expos, conferences and work places.
Current members include Paul Bennier, David Buzzacott, Josh Campton, Adam Corner, Eddie Jenkinson, Duncan Luke, Kym Mackenzie, Ryan Rowland, Richard Samai, Damien Turbin, Ben Wishart.
Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about the Men's Ensemble.Mixed Ensemble
Mixed Doubles is an ensemble of rambunctious and independent men and women who love a good joke (and a good time). Their ages are 22 to 62 and they meet on Tuesday evenings to devise and rehearse new work. Mixed Doubles has been performing at the Awakenings Festival, connect! and other community events since 2005.
Current members include Marc Berry, Natalie Binks-Williams, Bryan Clarke, Kathryn Hall, Rachel High, Jasmine Jones, Elka Kovalenko, Megan Long, Jennifer Low, John Mack, Amanda Petter, Anton Sagrillo, Melissa Smith, Wayne Tuit.
Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about Mixed Doubles.Tracking Culture
We facilitate this Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) workshop in partnership with Kura Yerlo. Kura Yerlo means 'by the sea' in the Kaurna language. Among its many other programs, Kura Yerlo runs a visual arts and crafts program called Karrarendi for 30 disabled ATSI participants. Karrarendi is a Kaurna word which means 'to be proud and rise above'.
No Strings Attached is Kura Yerlo's artistic partner in this performance workshop. Since 2005, we have been collaborating to bring the stories of Karrarendi participants to the public stage in quality productions that incorporate performers' original arts and crafts as props, costumes and scenery. Tracking Culture performs at community events, Expos and AGMs. The original production of Mar the Cockatoo Man won the 2008 Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander 'Contribution to the Arts' Award from City of Port Adelaide Enfield. In 2009, Tracking Culture was commissioned to create and perform a Kaurna Greeting for the Port Festival 09.
Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about Tracking Culture.