Welcome to Sport For Jove's 2017 Education season, our most extensive and complete education season yet.
2016 was a big year for Sport For Jove and its education program, delivering high quality theatrical productions and in-depth symposiums of key syllabus text to thousands of students from across New South Wales. In 2017 we are looking to provide our most extensive coverage yet, with more HSC Symposiums, more shows, and Sport For Jove’s Shakespeare Slam! is back for another year. The SFJ Shakespeare Slam! is an encompassing essential Performance Study Guide for students and teachers of Shakespeare across all age groups and a wide range of curriculum texts running from May to June 2017. This year’s program features exceptional live productions that are a must-see for students of the plays or young people being introduced to Shakespeare for the first time from a company with a peerless reputation for re-imagining Shakespeare’s classics; including Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and a remount of SFJ's 2015 audience favourite A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The Slam also features our acclaimed HSC Symposiums, a combination of critical analysis and theatrical experience is the essence of the NSW HSC Syllabus, and this year we’ll be covering Hamlet, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry IV and The Crucible.
In addition, Sport For Jove is presenting 3 incredible full length theatrical productions including...
A remount of Sport For Jove's smash hit Cyrano de Bergerac; winner of the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor and nominated for Best Actress and Best Design in the independent category, this is an unforgettable experience for students of English, Drama and Modern History.
From the company that brought you the 2015 Sydney Theatre Award winning Best Production of the Year Of Mice and Men, comes another American masterpiece, an adaptation of Hoarce McCoy's astonishing and groundbreaking novel of 1935, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?; Depicting a depression-era dance marathon with an unrelenting human toll on its participants, and the echoes of those dancing feet can still be heard in our voyeuristic obsession with reality television, morbid competition and spectacle a century later.
In October, Sport For Jove presents Howard Barker’s No End of Blame a sublimely playful, dangerous and pertinent political masterpiece. This brutal and savagely funny play could not be more relevant to our modern world and its new brand of war, journalism and self-expression.
Returning in 2017, The Shakespeare Residency program is an experience for students in any year group, investigating Shakespeare's plays, world, characters and language through action. Straight onto the stage with professional actors and directors, the students learn through doing and understanding, engaging in fresh and highly accessible ways. Staff, parents and the whole school community are brought together to celebrate a performance showcase, fuelled by a wealth of discovery about the value and beauty of these plays. See an example of the residency in action in this video here...
And finally, after a successful 1st year, The Shakespeare Carnival is back in 2017. The Shakespeare Carnival gives students the chance to develop their own pieces in a range of categories and perform at School, Regional and State levels, mentored by professional artists, gaining unparalleled insight and experience with these great plays; with the opportunity to take part in a statewide showcase and ensemble production. More details are available HERE.
Sport For Jove Theatre would like to acknowledge our company sponsor and partnership with The Seymour Centre & thank them for their contributions in supporting our education program for 2016.
To learn more about Sport For Jove's program for 2017, download the digital brochure below and read on!