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Karen Corbett: Dramaturge

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Karen is a Melbourne playwright, actor, director, educator and dramaturge. Her first play was performed at La Mama 25 years ago. Since then she has won Australian and international awards for her theatre and fiction, including the Jageurs Irish Australian Literary Prize and the Medal of Ulm for her most recent play Orphanage of the Animals. She was awarded the Murray Sutherland Prize for Outstanding Achievement & Contribution to Theatre at Melbourne University and her work has been nominated for two Premiere’s Awards.  She has been training actors for 30 years and has a demonstrated commitment to education and the environment from the earliest years of her career with Arena Theatre, to her own environmental play Ahoy Ms Matilda (that toured schools and Melbourne Zoo) and as a founding member of the Banyule ReThink WasteWise Education Theatre Company, which has won several local and international awards for its environmental education.

Karen founded the first undergraduate course in Script Writing for Theatre in Australia at the School of Creative Arts, at the VCA, (now the School of Media and Communications at Melbourne University).  Karen has taught and mentored a generation of theatre makers including artists such as 4Larks, A is for Atlas, Eagles Nest, Lally Katz, Anna Barns & Angus Cerini.

Karen is facilitating a workshop on Reading for Your Audience, bringing her theatrical expertise to help you read out loud to other people, whether that’s on stage, for youtube, or just telling a bedtime story.

Workshop: Reading for your Audience with Karen Corbett

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When: Saturday 18th February, 2:30 PM
Where: The Mercure on Therry
Tickets: $30
Bookings: Click Here

Whether your getting on stage to present your work to your adoring fans, reading to camera for your YouTube channel or just wanting to get better at public speaking, performing for theatre or just giving a speech, sometimes the hardest thing to do is be funny. Be engaging. Be an amazing public speaker. Do you do the funny voices? Do you do character voices. How long should your pauses be? Are these even the right questions to be asking?

Thankfully, we’re here to help. Theatre Queen Karen Corbett is at Queermance to help us all speak better in public. Or for the public. They’re different, but complimentary skills. Grab yourself a ticket or festival pass, and join us for a one of a kind workshop.

About the Facilitator:
Karen Corbett is a Melbourne playwright, actor, director, educator and dramaturge. She has won Australian and international awards for her theatre and fiction, including the Jageurs Irish Australian Literary Prize and the Medal of Ulm for her most recent play Orphanage of the Animals. She was awarded the Murray Sutherland Prize for Outstanding Achievement & Contribution to Theatre at Melbourne University and her work has been nominated for two Premiere’s Awards.

 

 

Oct 29

Get Your ROCS Off!

On Saturday evening, over 70 people packed into The Hare Hole for a night of impeccably questionable taste – partially curated by Queermance Co-Director Matthew Lang.

“I’m responsible for about half of the music tonight,” Matthew said in his opening remarks. “So if you’re offended at any point, please blame [President of ROCS] Geordie.”

The audience was treated to songs from Frozen, Portal and A New Brain amongst others, as well as a stripped back version of Call Me Maybe and original works by indie artist Sandra Bogerd, who launched her third album On the Rocks with a mixture of old, new and brand new music, including Not Completely Straight, written especially for the night.

Some very lucky people walked away with some amazing items from our sponsors, including a $300 corset from Frou Frou & Flounces, a $150 hair cut and treatment from Andy R. Salon, two original pieces of artwork by Raven Schofield of Raven Art, and a two hour one on one masterclass with writer, performer and dramaturge Karen Corbett of Karen Corbett EFT.

The night was a great success, with nearly $600 each raised for Queermance and ROCS, which will go towards Queermance 2015 and the ROCS 2015 concert series.

Thank you to everyone who made the night a success, including H A Stanley Events, Nat’s Vegan Cupcakes, RMIT Link Arts and Culture, Hares and Hyenas, our life saving accompanist Mr Simon D’Aquino, Theo Kipen for our poster, Bodie Strain for photography and Isabelle Rowan for front of house, flyer design and video. Last but not least a big thanks to ROCS for collaborating with the team at Queermance – you are all amazingly talented and we hope to do it all again someday.

Until we have video edited and uploaded, please enjoy some of the images taken on the night!

Sep 30

Cabaret Event: Get Your ROCS Off!

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A Queerlaboration of the highest order, join Queermance’s Matthew Lang and the RMIT Occasional Choral Society for a night of music, giggling, innuendo and cabaret naughtiness. Fresh from their collaboration at Queermance 2014 ROCS and Matthew Lang promise impeccably questionable taste, bawdy humour and songs that would be cabaret classics if they didn’t require a choir backing you up.

This is a fundraiser for Queermance and ROCS and all money raised will go towards Queermance 2015 and the next ROCS concert.

Tickets:
Adult: $15
Concession $10

Book at http://www.trybooking.com/FRBM

Featuring Matthew Lang, Sandra Bogerd, Lettisia George, Geordie Marsh, Kitty Ryan, including the inaugural revelation of a song specifically composed for the night.

We also have a range of prizes and giveaways you have a chance to win on the night, thanks to our amazing supporters. These include:

+ A cut and treatment from hair maestro Andy.R
+ A gift voucher for a $300 corset from Frou Frou & Flounces
+ Two Tickets to Orklesque (yes that’s exactly what it sounds like)
+ A two hour prose/script coaching session from the amazing Karen Corbett
+ A season pass for ROCS 2015 concert series
+ Two tickets to Queermance’s next Queerbaret in April!
This event is funded and supported by RMIT Link Arts & Culture