A MESSAGE FROM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAMIEN RYAN
Hail all NSW teachers, we herald and congratulate you for another outstanding year of leadership and inspiration – in your classrooms, at your marking centres, with your preparations, your results and through your guidance. We are so proud to partner with you in your students’ relationships with the creative arts and in 2024 we cannot wait to welcome you again into theatres or to meet you in your places of education to work face to face with the kids. Thank you.
An array of goodies within, please take a look and know that, as always, Sport for Jove’s work is built on passion, rigour, attention to detail and is specifically designed to marry with the work you are doing in the classroom, supporting discussion and provoking thought in equal measure.
Grab a seat in 2024 and have a brilliant year!
For more than a decade, our Education Program has been where teachers turn to so their students can experience rich and engaging productions, deepening their understanding and relationship to the text. In 2024 we offer 3 mainstage productions: Shakespeare’s King Henry IV, Part 1, Richard III and Romeo & Juliet.
Performances will take place for school audiences at The Seymour Centre (Sydney), Riverside Theatres (Parramatta) and Orange Civic Theatre (Orange). We will offer detailed Student Resource Kits for all works in the season.
Both the Seymour Centre, Riverside Parramatta and Orange Civic Theatre are working hard to ensure that their venues are safe for audiences to attend.
You can find out more about their COVID-Safe plans below.
STUDENT RESOURCE KIT INCLUDED IN ALL BOOKINGS
2024 HSC & YEAR 11 SYMPOSIUMS
"You made a difficult play accessible and meaningful to students in a short space of time. I will certainly be making a booking for next year's group"
Teacher, Marian College
Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposium series in 2024 offers a powerful theatrical experience of the plays’ major scenes and characters in performance, coupled with theatrical analysis and curriculum-based insights into how they work.
Join Damien Ryan and the team to explore the plays’ multiple meanings, open up diverse critical readings, unlock language & character, hear actors discuss the plays’ famous ambiguities and challenges, and respond to students’ questions. A complete, hands-on experience that combines the unfiltered relationship students need with the plays action and narrative, while also ensuring they are ‘watching with understanding’. We extract the key ingredients and critical thinking required to write on the plays under exam conditions. Every aspect of the work is geared toward the curriculum and the specific needs of students studying these plays.
EACH SESSION IS 2.5 HOURS IN DURATION
including performance, analysis, discussion and a brief interval.
Detailed Student Resource Kit included with each Symposium.
In 2024, we invite you and your students to explore the following plays with us:
King Henry IV, Part 1
The Tempest | Hagseed
Merchant of Venice
THE SHAKESPEARE CARNIVAL
Join us for our Lucky 8th year! Raise the profile of the arts in your school, give your students a challenge with a chance to shine and unite the school arts community with our links to English, Drama, Dance, Visual Art Curriculum.
The Shakespeare Carnival is a chance for students to develop literacy and collaboration skills, complex problem solving and leadership abilities, confidence and resilience as they act, dance, perform music or make short films on a smartphone.
youth WORKSHOP SERIES
Throughout 2024, Sport for Jove will offer a series of workshops for secondary school students.
Jove’s rehearsal rooms are known for their detail, rigour, and creativity. As a participant in one of our workshops., you will experience first-hand what it is like to be a Jove-actor, extending your range, uncovering tension, and playing imaginatively with your peers.
Workshops will be led by Sport for Jove staff members and industry professionals, giving you access to world-class theatre training in a safe, supportive environment.
We will release details about each workshop on our website throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to receive information.
Booking WITH OUR VENUE PARTNERS
To reserve seats or request more information on Sport For Jove’s 2024 Education Season, contact our venue partners below...
PRINCIPAL EDUCATION AND VENUE PARTNER
Cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta
(02) 8839 3302
Head to the relevant booking location and reserve your tickets (venues will be COVID-safe and you will be updated with all the latest health advice in 2024)
Confirm your numbers and pay the deposit or full payment based on the venue booking policy. Please check in with the relevant venue directly in regards to their policy. If you are on a wait list, you will be contacted to lock in your booking.
Come along with your students on the day, aim to arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the start time. Seating for schools is by general admission, each school is asked to enter the theatre as a group. And please enjoy the show!