Jumpstart 2016 - Events

Jumpstart 2016 - 19th Mar 16

A mini-conference to inspire for the year ahead!

Jumpstart 2016


Saturday 19 March 2016

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00am

Workshop Sessions: 10am - 3:00pm

Venue: Malthouse Theatre, VCA Secondary School


Always the perennial favourite, this year’s Jumpstart mini-conference will, once again, bring together a choice of hands-on workshops designed to wake you up, get you motivated and enrich your classroom.

Also featuring the Annual General Meeting of Drama Victoria, this is your chance to contribute to the governance of our very special organisation! Make sure that you are a paid-up, voting member to participate (see our Member Guide for details)

Full program available soon

$170 Members / $210 Non-Members / $100 Pre-service & Unwaged

Ideal For: ALL Educators

Planning on doing more than one PL in 2016? Check out our Primary & Proud and Marvellous Middle Years packages and save $$$!

book launch!!

We're very excited to share that morning tea is being sponsored by the Australian Children's Theatre Foundation, and that they will be launching their new book Strolling Players’ Spirit Lives On – The Life of Joan and Betty Rayner, and the beginning of the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation

In every profession there are great innovators and when it comes to producing theatre for young people, the Rayner sisters certainly fit that description. Their unwavering commitment to bringing theatre to children across Australia (and throughout the world) for six decades, from the 1930s to the 1990s is an important chapter in Australian theatre history. They and their company (the Australian Children’s Theatre) are regarded by many as being pioneers in the field of theatre for young people in Australia.

The book to be launched at Jumpstart documents the extraordinary lives of the Rayner sisters through text and wonderful archival photographs. It will be launched by members of the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation (ACTF) who have created the book.

In 1993 the Australian Children's Theatre Foundation was created in order to keep alive the aims of the Australian Children's Theatre and to celebrate the achievements of the Rayner sisters. Programs supported by the ACTF aim to foster in children a widening interest in and appreciation of the arts and humanities. The ACTF presently enables Regional Arts Victoria's Education & Families program to provide live theatre to disadvantaged primary schools in Victoria. To date, over 47,000 students have directly benefited from the support of the ACTF.

19th Mar 16

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Registrations Open:

20th Nov 15 12:00 AM

Registrations Close:

17th Mar 16 11:59 PM


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