Theatre by the 'Mad, Bad and Sad'


Tuesday 29 March 2011 | 9am–3.30pm | The University of Sydney, Camperdown

This practical workshop will demonstrate ways of making theatre with young people who feel marginalised and excluded from the mainstream. In particular participants will explore how to address sensitive and emotive issues through theatrical conventions. It will also address practical approaches for dealing with difficult behaviours. The workshop will be of interest to school teachers, youth workers, social workers, prison educators and others interested in using theatre as a way of making positive differences in the lives of young people.

Peter O'Connor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney, and Director, Applied Theatre Consultants Ltd, New Zealand. Peter has been making theatre in schools, psychiatric wards, youth prisons and in youth activity centres for young people expelled from schools for nearly 30 years.

Fees & Registration
$220 Individuals / $210 Groups from the same school/organisation (per person, GST incl.) Includes lunch and refreshments.

Nina Goodwin | T: 02 9351 6329 | E:

Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (previously NSW Institute of Teachers) Registered Professional Development
NSWIT Course Code C06880. This workshop is endorsed as Institute Registered professional development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Please provide your 6-digit Institute Number on your registration form if relevant.