Theatresports Schools Challenge (TSC)

“In a normal education, everything is designed to suppress spontaneity, but I wanted to develop it.”

– Keith Johnstone, creator of Theatresports, quote from his book, ‘IMPRO: Improvisation and the Theatre.

Enquiries

Jon Williams

schools [at] improaustralia.com.au


THEATRESPORTS SCHOOLS CHALLENGE

 

TSC GRAND FINALS – BOOK NOW!

THEATRESPORTS SCHOOLS CHALLENGE SENIOR & INTERMEDIATE GRAND FINALS

The quickest student minds in the state in the biggest student drama competition in Australia go head to head with the Top 8 teams of each division

SUNDAY 23 JUNE 

ENMORE THEATRE

 

2pm INTERMEDIATE SHOW

5pm SENIOR SHOW

BOOK TICKETS BY  CLICKING THIS LINK

TICKET PRICES

Adult $38.50

Student/Junior $25.50

Pensioner Concession $28.50

Group Concession $28.50 – you have to order by phone on 13 28 49

Family (2 adults, 2 students) $94 – save $34

Or if you want to see BOTH SHOWS we’ve got a special deal

Adult $58.50, Student $38.50

CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW

 

WHAT IS THE TSC?

Since 2005, Impro Australia has been running the Theatresports® Schools Challenge (TSC) – the only schools drama competition in NSW!

It brings together representative teams from over 100 independent and government schools across Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Bowral and Nowra to perform together in the spirit of joyful improvisation.

Teams of 3-5 students from each school create 1, 2 and 3 minute improvised scenes live on stage, judged and scored by our team of improvisation professionals. Theatresports®  increases the students’ confidence, listening skills and teamwork, as well as strengthening their problem solving abilities and creative thinking, all in a hilarious, fun and supportive environment.

And this year we’re extending to primary schools!

 

Check out this video clip showing the students in action:

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The TSC has 4 divisions:

Intermediate (high school years 9-10) – held in Term 2

Senior (high school years 11-12) – held in Term 2

Registrations open Term 1

Junior (high school years 7-8) – held in Term 4

*NEW* Primary (primary school years 5-6) – held in Term 4

Registrations open in Term 3

Each team competes in a local regional heat. The top scoring teams (half) then go through to a regional semi-final. The top 2 teams from each semi-final compete in the Theatresports® Schools Challenge Grand Final on Sun 23 June in Sydney (2pm Intermediate, 5pm Senior).

N.B. In the Junior & Primary divisions each team competes twice, in a heat & a final.

 

COST

$300 for one team

     Early bird price $250

$550 for two teams (1 Intermediate + 1 Senior, 1 Primary + 1 Junior)

     Early bird price $450

Each participating student/team receives:

  • A free Theatresports® Schools Challenge handbook – filled with the Theatresports® Games descriptions, impro training tips and TSC competition guidelines.
  • A free 90 min improvisation workshop run by one of IA’s professional trainers, prior to each of the heats (valued at $300)
  • Detailed performance feedback from Impro Australia judges after each heat
  • An annual Theatresports® licence for their school (valued at $500) so they can perform, publicise and charge admission for their own Theatresports® shows at their school throughout the year; raising money for charity or the school or whatever they wish
  • Plus discount ticket deals for our other Theatresports® shows

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL

Download a TSC Intermediate & Senior Registration Form by CLICKING HERE.

 

TEACHER’S GUIDE

We have produced a simple Teacher’s Guide to the TSC that outlines: Performance Call times, Team numbers and Dress Code, Game Choices and Ticketing Info.

SENIOR / INTERMEDIATE THEATRESPORTS SCHOOLS CHALLENGE
Monday 11th February: Registrations Open
Friday 15th March: Earlybird Deadline
Friday 5th April: Registrations Close
HEATS: Monday 6th May – Friday 31st May
FINALS: Monday 3rd June – Friday 14th June

GRAND FINAL: Sunday 23rd June

 

JUNIOR / PRIMARY THEATRESPORTS SCHOOLS CHALLENGE
Monday 29th July: Registrations Open
Friday 6th September: Earlybird Deadline
Friday 20th September: Registrations Close
HEATS: Monday 21st October – Friday 8th November
JUNIOR FINALS: Monday 11th – Friday 15th November
PRIMARY FINALS: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd November
JUNIOR GRAND FINAL: Sunday 24th November
 
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
April School Holiday workshop: Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th April 2019
Click here for info and to register
July School Holiday workshop: Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th July 2019
October School Holiday workshop: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th October 2019
 
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Friday 1st March 2019

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OUR TSC TEAM
All of Impro Australia’s tutors are experienced improvisers and performers, who hold current Working With Children checks.


Oliver Burton
David Callan
Ewan Campbell
Clare Cavanagh
Kate Coates
Dan Cordeaux
Jeromaia Detto
Will Erimya
Michael Gregory
Fiona Hallenan-Barker
Emilia Higgs
John Knowles
Pat Magee
Harry Milas
Marko Mustac
Jenna Owen
Maddie Parker
Reuben Ward
Jon Williams
Tom Cardy
Concetta Caristo
Jestika Chand
Rachel Colquhoun-Fairweather
Alison Cooper
Chris Dendle
Lachlan Grogan
Ciaran Magee
Nina Mountford
Jack Scott
James Tarbotton
Will Torney
Elliot Ulm
Kate Wilkins

 

 

If you’d like a registration form, please email tscadmin@improaustralia.com.au

If you have any questions, visit the FAQ page, or contact our Education Manager: Jon Williams at schools@improaustralia.com.au