Artist and a Teaching Artist, Curly specialises in tutoring young people with Refugee status, English as a second language, Indigenous and at risk groups. Mixing contemporary hybrid techniques of drama, art and literacy
Whether you need a workshop for mixing Drama with Literacy or Drama with Visual Arts for young people I can tailor a workshop to your needs
Resident tutor for Australian Theatre for Young People
Creations for Sydney Opera House
For The Arts Unit
For the University of Western Sydney Lecture on Re thinking Creativity in the Classroom for Multicultural and Non English Speaking Students. Techniques in Drama Practice for Literacy
For The McDonald College
For the Powerhouse Museum
For the NSW Public Education Public Schools and Aboriginal Liaisons Office
For the Casula Powerhouse
For Poetry In Action
Project Manager Lilla Community and Watarrka School Outcome - Have the play in a position where students are confident to perform a local story in front of their peers, community and festival audience in a designed script format combining their local language. This involves
Other Drama and Literacy workshops include for : Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Performance Academy, Marian Street Theatre, DramaRama!, Poetry In Action, The Sydney Opera House in conjunction UNSW, Department of Education and Communities,, Sydney Region Aboriginal Education, The House that Dan Built, Action Atelier, Inner West Sydney Council, Casula Powerhouse and various primary and secondary schools in NSW and Victoria including Intensive English Centres NSW.
“A massive THANK YOU to Curly and atyp for a wonderful two days! Curly was amazing, so engaging and related fabulously to the kids.”
Act Now Newcastle
"Really beautiful Curly. You are growing this program into a remarkable offering."
Frank Newman Creative Learning Specialist Sydney Opera House
"He's a mad genius!"
St. Michael's Grammar
"Curly's capacity to develop and maintain positive rapport with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who come from diverse backgrounds, speaks volumes about his ability to connect with an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities"
Tianna Fatnowna Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer
"Curly is a remarkable performer who creates instant chemistry with young audiences"
Ali Gordon -Gillespie Education Program Producer MAAS
"Curly has a rare talent with young people. He has a unique ability to make students feel incredibly safe and challenged at the same time"
Rob Jago Workshops Manager ATYP
"It's a pleasure working with the King of the Kids!"
Alex Hazelbrook Program Assistant Sydney Opera House
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful workshop yesterday. The students absolutely loved it and haven't stopped talking about it! They only wish it could have been longer! Thank you so much."
Marian Catholic College
"He enters with a giant invisible cape bringing the whole world"
Alison Benett AD Hurrah Hurrah
"Curly is a benign Pied Piper for students -- leading forth and inspiring students regardless of whether they are experienced and enthusiastic or shy and unconfident. He bridges with care and seemingly effortlessly between the students interests and cultures and their educational / theatrical task / needs. Students adore him and so they grow and learn a great deal under his tutelage."
Kate Clarkson Intensive English Centre (IEC) Lurnea
"WOW! Curly and I have just had an amazing week in the classroom working with my Indigenous students. We're here in remote Australia preparing my students to deliver their first play in front of an audience. With the process that Curly lead the students through, there has been a dramatic increase in the children's confidence to express their ideas, their thoughts and feelings in front of the class. The response of the students to this program has gone beyond my expectations, and we're all now excited about their upcoming successful presentation.
Christine Munro Teaching Principal Warrtaka School NT
May 24, 2018
This is the feedback that Curly often generates from participants and teachers in his workshops. He spans the divide between professional theatre practitioner and student with ease and creates an environment in which creative risks are encouraged and supported.
Curly is a WAAPA graduate of Theatre, and Swinburne University of Technology graduate of Performance Making. In theatre he has worked with La Mama, Grin & Tonic, Gasworks, Sydney Opera House, and Brisbane Powerhouse. In TV he has worked for Screentime, Grundy's, Southern Star, and ABC. In film: The Astronaut, 2011.
Teaching Credits include: Australian Theatre for Young People, DramaRama!, The Sydney Opera House, Deptartment of Education and Communities, Biennale of Sydney, The Arts Unit, Sydney Region Aboriginal Education, The McDonald College, and various primary and secondary schools in NSW and Victoria.
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