On Monday 10 May, Year 8 students were given a theatrical treat as the internationally renowned company, Zeal Theatre, returned to our Performing Arts Centre with their new show, ‘Meltdown.’ The play is the company’s fiftieth original production and is aimed specifically at the issues affecting secondary school students and their families. ‘Meltdown’ deals with fear, depression, anxiety, stress and anger. With Zeal’s dynamic multi-character acting and blend of music, drama and comedy, the show is a powerful story for all high school students.
After the performance, students participated in workshops with the company. These highlighted the profound value of Drama for students. Students practised invaluable collaborative and creative skills – negotiation, listening, proposing ideas, compromising, evaluating and understanding how dramatic meaning is created on stage. The Drama incursion is one of several initiatives at Waverley College aimed at encouraging more students to choose Drama as an elective in their Year 9 studies. Thanks very much once again to Zeal for another great day at the theatre.
Mr Peter Lamb
Acting Head of Drama