Improve your health with HotHouse adult drama classes or take them up for the fun of it!

Did you know regularly taking part in a drama class improves your cognitive and psychological well-being, specifically word and listening recall, problem solving, self-esteem, and psychological well-being? And this is after only four weeks.

More and more studies reveal the links between arts and health for all age groups and find that there are health benefits for people who engage in an arts activity including drama classes.

If you live in the Albury Wodonga region the opportunity to improve your health – and have a great time – is here at the HotHouse Theatre adult drama class. Combining fun, frivolity and daring in a supportive environment, participants can expect to be challenged, laugh a lot, learn a lot, examine what it is that gets us intrigued and excited about acting and performance and to forge some close working relationships with others in the group.

And we’re thrilled that Adam Kronenberg is running the classes this term. Adam’s professional performance credits include main stage theatre performances for some of the most well-established production houses such as the Sydney Theatre Company and the Bell Shakespeare Company. He has performed in kids TV for the ABC, Channel 7 and the PBS network in the USA, and in Twentieth Century Fox super hero action films. Having performed on stages in every capital city in Australia except Darwin, and toured throughout Western Europe as part of the finest physical theatre and circus company of its time, Adam is well placed to deliver acting classes for beginners, enthusiasts and professional level performers.

Adam graduated with an honours degree and a double major in Acting and Theatre Techology form the University of Wollongong. He returned to Albury in 2009 when he was headhunted to be the Head of Training at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus where he taught acting and performance skills among his other duties to the young artists there as part of their learning and development.

Always aiming to deliver a profound experience for the performer and the audience, Adam has taught acting to students who may have wide-ranging levels of skills and experience. Apart from his 16 years of teaching for the
Australian Theatre for Young People – the flagship youth theatre company based in Sydney, Adam has taught at university level as well as conducting master classes for students at an advanced level of development and
progress in their careers.

Adam received the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for Acting and travelled to Europe where he studied with Russian and French masters of their craft.

Thrill seekers are encouraged to enrol in this enriching program. You can still join the class for Term 1. Still not sure? Have a chat with our Creative Learning Producer, Kyle Walmsley on 02 6021 7433 or email [email protected]

Adults One, Ages 18+
Our Adults One classes are perfect for first time actors who just want to have fun, or those who are working towards a career in the arts.

Term 1 Thursday 4 February – Thursday 24 March, 5.45pm – 7.45pm $265 for full term.
Term 2 Thursday 5 May – Thursday 23 June, 5.45pm – 7.45pm $265
Term 3 Thursday 28 July – Thursday 15 September, 5.45pm – 7.45pm $265
Term 4 Thursday 20 October – Thursday 8 December, 5.45pm – 7.45pm $265
Term fees include attending performances in our 2016 season!

 

 

Studio 2016 auditions!

Additional audition opportunity – 5pm Monday, 22 February, 2016.

The Studio is an advanced, comprehensive skills development program for talented 16-25 year olds who may identify as potential professional actors or theatre-makers. Selected through an audition process, Studio members commit to a year of intensive tuition and performance preparation.

In 2016, the Studio will research and perform At The Hip, which will be written by acclaimed documentary theatre-maker Roslyn Oades, and directed by HotHouse’s Artistic Director Lyn Wallis.

Auditions for Studio 2016 will be held at the Butter Factory Theatre, Gateway Island: Monday 15 February, Tuesday 16 February, and Tuesday 23 February.

Information and audition preparation material can be found here:

https://hothousetheatre.com.au/creative-learning/studio/

Please contact Artistic Program Producer Beck Palmer to book an audition time: [email protected] or 02 6021 7433.

The Perfect Valentine’s

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Looking for that perfect gift for your loved one? Why not give the gift that keeps on giving in 2016 with a Flexi 4 subscription. A Flexi 4 pack gives you 4 tickets that can be exchanged into any show in our 2016 season – meaning you and your loved one can go to 2 shows together (2+2 tickets) or your other half can have a night out without you and see 4 shows throughout the year!

For only $144, the Flexi 4 gives you up to $13 off each ticket, making it incredible value. Why not have a chat to our friends at La Maison Cafe and throw in a dinner for two to celebrate your love?

To book your flexi 4 in now, give us a call on (02) 6021 7433 or book online here.

Dapto Chaser writer wins prestigious award

The very talented Mary Rachel Brown has won the second annual Lysicrates Prize for new Australian Playwriting. Mary is of course the writer of The Dapto Chaser, our first show for 2016. And she’s a little bit on fire at the moment (in a good way).

The Lysicrates prize earns Mary a $12,500 Griffin Theatre Company commission for her new work in its early stages. Approximate Balance is about a family who struggle to cope with their son’s alcoholism. The reading for the Lysicrates panel was directed by the inimitable Mitchell Butel, with a stellar cast including Linda Cropper, John Gaden, Richard Sydenham (also starring in Dapto) and Lena Cruz.

The great pic here is of the Dapto cast (Noel Hodda, Jamie Oxenbould, Richard Sydenham), supporting Mary at the prize night. Mary herself is busy collecting her trophy!