GACCI hosts drama workshops for school children

Drama Workshop: Arianna Virzi Hartigan, Adam Battle, Olivia Simhauser, Mitchell Walker and Amelia Griffiths perform on stage.
Drama Workshop: Arianna Virzi Hartigan, Adam Battle, Olivia Simhauser, Mitchell Walker and Amelia Griffiths perform on stage.

Up and coming theatre stars took to the stage for a drama workshop on Wednesday, September 28 at the Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre.

Maureen Hjorth from Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc (GACCI) taught the 15 students about voice production, movement on stage and miming techniques.

The children made up their own plays, dressed up and performed them on the stage.

Maureen brought her knowledge and years experience to help the students learn how to perform and be heard in front of an audience

She went to drama school at age 13 and stayed in the business professionally until she was 35; working mainly in theatre in England; performing in plays, musicals and cabaret.

Maureen was involved in youth workshops in Sydney as part of a theatre company from 2002 until she moved to Gloucester in 2007.

“I’m hoping to bring youth theatre to Gloucester,” she said.

The workshop was supported by Regional Arts NSW through their Country Arts Support Program.