Theatrical Response Group online
Our dynamic Theatrical Response Group (TRG) workshops are now available online!
TRG performances end in crisis. Students then use 'playbacks' to explore the issue, devise solutions and develop help-seeking strategies. We strongly recommend using the Teacher Resources to guide you.
We can arrange to have a presenter and actors present, (either online or in person) if you are delivering in class or via Webx, to assist with leading discussions about content and performing playbacks of the student’s ideas.
Upcoming topics include:
Please contact Matt Stewart or Danielle Antaki for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9272 0000.
Episode #3 - Left Out
Bullying - Years 7-11
Left Out portrays real students' experiences of bullying, cyberbullying and their impacts on their mental health. This performance for Years 7 to 11 uses alternative scenes and playbacks to examine actions and consequences in order to find better ways to address bullying behaviours.IMPORTANT: The contents of this film are potentially triggering for anyone who has experienced similar situations. We recommend that students are made aware of this before viewing, and ask you to ensure they have access to help options such as school counselors/chaplains, Kids Helpline etc.
Left Out - Playback Scene #1 - After Punch
Left Out - Playback Scene #1 - Girls
Episode #2 -Control Freak
Healthy relationships / relationship violence - Years 9-12
It starts out with small things, like checking her text messages and suggesting she change the clothes she’s wearing before they go out. However she soon finds herself with more than just an overly loving, passionate boyfriend - she finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship. This film uses playbacks to revisit actions and their consequences in order to identify and address issues of controlling behaviour and domestic violence.IMPORTANT: The contents of this film are potentially triggering for anyone who has experienced similar situations. We recommend that students are made aware of this before viewing, and ask you to ensure they have access to help options such as school counselors/chaplains, Kids Helpline etc.
Click here for Control Freak's Teacher Resource Pack. Go to page 12 for online activities.
Control Freak - Playback Scene #1 - Boys
Control Freak - Playback Scene #2 -Girls
Episode #1 - Broken
Mental Health - Years 7-12
Sam is finishing school, he’s popular, sporty and smart. However, after a relationship breakup his world starts to slowly unravel. Using scene playbacks, Broken encourages secondary students to explore the early signs of mental illness, how to recognise it in peers and family, destigmatise it and encourage help seeking behaviours.
Click here for Broken's Teacher Resources. Go to page 16 for online activities.
Broken - Playback Scene #1 - Friends
Broken - Playback Scene #2 - Mum
Broken - Playback scene #3 - New friends
Your Call Interactive Web Series
Choose-your-own-ending videos that let teens explore consequences.
Your Call is a suite of interactive short films that allow young people to engage with risky topics and explore consequences - going back again and again if they have to - in a safe environment.
All films are completely immersive, either 360 virtual reality, choose-your-own-ending or both!
- Pressure - drug and alcohol abuse, bystander support.
- Bullying: Through the Maze - bullying, metal health and bystander support.
- Wreck - peer pressure and car jacking.
- Shirtfront - fights and aggression
- Bottled Up - alcohol abuse and mental health
- EmilyWasted - alcohol abuse
Each film comes with a full Teacher Resource Kit, full of complementary lesson plans. Click here to watch Your Call Interactive Web Series.
Your Call Student Film Competition
Calling all secondary students. Create a short film and your could win!
Your Call Student Film Competition is run with WA Police Force, and challenges students aged 12-18 years to have their say!
This year's topic is 'Street Safety'. Create a 3 minute film on this topic and your could win a share in a filmmakers prize pool worth up to $6000.
This year's competition is run by WA Police Force and Constable Care Child Safety Foundation. It is sponsored by the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA and Lions WA.
Teacher Resource Kits
Packed full of lesson plans and activities for a wide-range of topics.
Each Theatrical Response Group incursion comes with a FREE fully prepared kit, with lesson plans, activities and further resources.
- Bullying and cyberbullying
- Relationship violence and controlling behaviours
- Bullying and diversity
- Substance abuse