Drama Companies complement the Drama program offered at the School, helping to develop confidence and skills in young people.
High School students can select from a variety of options in the High School Drama Company program.
The companies are:
- Junior Theatresports (Year 7)
- Junior Theatresports (Year 8)
- Intermediate and Senior Theatresports
- Shakespeare Carnival
- Year 7 Drama Company
- Year 8 Drama Company
- Junior Production Company
- Senior Production Company
- Physical Theatre Company
- Shakespeare Company
- Masterclass Company
Students are able to learn new skills or extend existing skills in the craft of acting and storytelling. Students are also given access to experts and practitioners who specialise with passion and enthusiasm in a particular area of drama.
Drama Companies teach that our bodies are instruments for performance – costumes, scenery and lighting can help to create mood and contextualise performance work, but essentially theatre is created as the performer manipulates the elements of drama, using his/her body in the space to create a negotiated meaning between actor and audience.
Theatresports teams participate in Junior, Intermediate and Senior statewide competitions together with Interschool competition events. IGS also participates each year in the NSW Shakespeare Carnival Competition where we have developed a working relationship with Industry Professionals from Sport For Jove.