The College Production offers students the opportunity to get involved in acting, dancing, band and back stage roles. Students from Years 4-12 audition to be a part of the dancing and acting, where all experience levels and special talents are encouraged.
Primary and Secondary students were involved in The Sound of Music, Oliver, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter Pan and The Lion King Jr in 2016. Our most recent production was Shrek The Musical JR which was performed in our College Auditorium in Term 1, Week 8, from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 March 2018.
STA stands for Specialist Theatre Arts and is a drama club developed as an avenue to provide continued drama performance opportunities outside of the classroom and the production. STA projects have included pop up plays, Youth on Health Festival and Theatre Sports.
The College offers an excellent drama program, benefitting from high quality facilities and a reputation for outstanding productions, which supports the thriving Arts program, and gives all students an opportunity to become involved. Students participate in a range of industry led incursions, including stage combat, Commedia Dell’arte and Black Swan Theatre Company masterclasses and internships. In addition, students attend excursions to Crown Theatre, His Majesty’s Theatre, The State Theatre and Perth International Arts Festival.
Awards and Achievements
Alumni students have entered the WA Academy of Performing Arts and performed in the Performing Arts Perspectives. In 2017, Drama Captain, George O’Doherty, won the Finley Best Youth in a Play Award at The Robert Finley Awards. In 2016, the Year 12 Drama class achieved the highest results in ATAR Drama in the state. In 2015, Year 11 student Petrus van Aswegen won first place in the Monologue Category at the Joondalup Performing Arts Festival.
In Drama, students perform class productions:
- Year 8 Children’s Theatre, performed to LJBC Primary School classes
- Year 9 Dags, performed to parents and friends in the evening in PAT
- Year 10 Drop Dead Juliet, performed to parents and friends in the evening in PAT
- Year 11 Girl Who Cried Wolf, performed to parents and friends in the evening in PAT
- Year 12 As You Like It , and the Drama Showcase , performed to parents and friends in the evening in PAT
For more information, contact the Director of Drama at Madelaine.Jones@ljbc.wa.edu.au