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The documentary ‘ Just Imagine’ is to be launched on 4th May at the Griffith Film School. Southbank.

This will be opened by the Hon. John-Paul Langbroek MP, Minister for Education, Training and Employment.

A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

Further screenings will take place on the 7th and 8th of May. If you are interested in attending one of these evenings please email me on the contact page.

Here is a link to the 2 minute trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/user/DETQueensland?feature=gb_ch_rec

 

Filming for the documentary is half way through and we have some wonderful footage of the students engaging in drama sessions  facilitated by the teachers. One class even invited families in to see their performance, with proud parents watching on and filming their own children engaging in theatre. What a success! 2012

 

October 2011 saw the drama program Belinda designed for profoundly disabled students win a NAB Schools First Impact Award. A giant $50,000 funding cheque will go towards making a documentary film about the project.

 

Belinda has been designing a drama program to address the needs of students with severe and multiple intellectual and physical disability. This  has been quite a challenge, however the results are proving quite astounding. Many of the students are responding to the program and showing signs of engagement and joy. 2011

Green  Mango Theatre is currently developing a stage play exploring modern society and technology. Keep watch for further updates on this project.2011

Belinda is now consulting for The Song Room. 2009

The Song Room works with a range of schools and focuses on providing music and arts experiences to achieve broader outcomes including improving educational, social and personal development.”

Have a look at their web site found on the links page.

 

Check Out Our New Experimental Films on You Tube

Contracts

A film about marriage and the ties we wrap ourselves up in, white culture and  the inner dilemma.

 

Aquarium

A film exploring loss and exclusion, drawn from experiences of the Peel Island  Leper colony.

 

Short Film

Blue Colour

This film has been nominated for two industry awards!

The Warner Roadshow Studios Award for Best Overall Film

The QUT Creative Industries Award for Best Tertiary Drama (10-30 mins)

 

 

 

Green Mango Youth Theatre

This Year:

  • Mt Samson class is busy working towards a  performance in third term of the traditional tale of The Wizard of Oz.

Previously:

  • Performance of Deepali and the Tiger (a Bollywood style traditional tale) 2011
  • Performance of the melodrama  Black Burt and the Lolly Shop Loot.2011
  • Performance of Vaudeville Revue! 2010
  • Performance of Peter Pan 2010
  • Mt Samson class delighted audiences with a traditional pantomime performance of  Robin Hood. 2009
  • Our Samsonvale class performed a production of the Greek classic The Odyssey by Homer.2009
  • At Samsonvale we used  a traditional form of Japanese puppetry called Bunraku to perform the folk tale of The Stonecutter. Using visual techniques and giant puppets the students delighted with this modern take on an ancient form of theatre.2008
  • The Samford Junior Club’s first ever performance, a comical fairy tale, Holka Polka (Produced by kind arrangement with Freedrama) 2008
  • Samford Seniors performed Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing.  A twisted tale of love, hate, betrayal, and perhaps not so happy endings! 2008

 

Workshops

    Samsonvale Classes:
    Term 1: from the
    Term 2: from
    Term 3: from 12th July 2012 (11weeks)
    Term 4: from 11th October 2012 (10 weeks)
  • Where: Samsonvale Hall
    When: Thursday  3.15pm – 4.15pm (8-13 year olds)
    $15 per class, payable by the term

Kind words we have received:

  • The majority of the students have grown. I have noticed that they are quick to speak, act or participate. Great achievement!
  • The kids really like you- we can tell!
  • “I want to say thank you for all your efforts in producing such a great performance the other night at “Much Ado About Nothing”. The kids were obviously enjoying themselves and put all their energies into being the best they could be. We loved the humor and the wonderful costumes and set. I am amazed at how well they memorized their lines, in Shakespeare no less. My daughter was so excited (and nervous) and felt very good after the show. It is great for her to improve her speaking abilities and perform as a part of a team. Thank you for running such a lovely Drama School and we look forward to another wonderful term!”   -Parent
  • “Congratulations to Belinda Berrington for a brilliant production and to your very talented drama students who starred in two performances at the Samsonvale hall. Belinda has taken the children’s interests and enthusiasm and moulded it into humorous and enjoyable presentations. She has recognized , developed and catered for the children’s individuality by providing an opportunity for everyone to participate in a creative way. Well done and thank you from Mt Samson State School staff.”
  • “The Mt Samson OSHC kids really enjoyed the green mango theatre performance. We love having these mini excursions. Thanks to Belinda Berrington who runs an amazing show of many talents.”
  • Belinda Berrington from Green Mango Theatre conducted 21 Performance Poetry workshops for Preschool to Year 2 students across the GLC. “Belinda told us heaps of interesting poems. She used props from her big brown case and we got to dress up and act out the poems. We got to be pobbles (no-one is sure exactly what they are), friendly pirates, witches, insects hatching from cocoons and hungry crocodiles. We had so much fun!”
  • “The workshop was one of the best kids organised activities I’d been to. Lots of activities and cheerful presentation” -Parent 2005
  • “Exciting, interesting content, great enthusiasm, excellent participation opportunities, excellent presenter” -Parent 2006
  • “You were those clowns on the beach!, are you actors or clowns? That was so cool! You were so funny. You kept asking us if we were going to get dressed soon because we had our underwear (bikini’s) on!” – Teenage audience members after a performance