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Storytelling ~ High Schools

A selection stories is present for the pupils. These stories can all be used just for fun and as an example of oral language in use or some can be used to look at issues such as ‘world and domestic violence’ will other look at the human dynamic as in ‘you can be anything you what’. The stories are presented to engage the minds eye (imagination of the listener) so props are not used and the backdrops and costuming are kept simple to add to the experience while not distracting the listener from the thinking/imaging. The shows are 60 minutes long and workshops on ‘Oral language development’, ‘public speaking’, drama basics’ and ‘improvisation’ are available for pupils and a Staff professional development workshop (SPD) is also available. See http://www.gordonhall.co.nz/high.htm for more info on shows, workshops, SPD and the stories synopsis.

Artist Information

Gordon Hall


Phone: 06 8443856 or 021 2567413

Email: gordon@gordonhall.co.nz


Storytelling since 1988 in high schools and primary schools throughout New Zealand and Australia plus various parts of Canada, USA, UK and Asia.
Drama Teacher at Ballercamean High School in the Isle of Mann 2001.
Author of 'ORACY' a manual on Oral language usage, development and extension

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Drama

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Storytelling

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: 5m wide x 2m deep performance space

Indicative Costs:

  • $3 per student

Mode of Delivery: Workshop, Performance

Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori


Specialises in documentary style portraits, generally community-based projects. Exhibited widely in West Auckland and Edinburgh Scotland.
Currently working on picture story project on global democracy, travelled to Argentina to photograph and interview socialist activists.
Excellent communication skills, committed to social justice.
Have experience in running workshops for children, taught darkroom stills. Still using film (anologue), no digital experience.
Work part time at Corban Estate Art Centre as exhibition assistant.
Have an HND in Photography gained in Edinburgh Scotland.
Commissioned to produce portraits most recently by Waitakere City Council.Please visit this website for more details:http://www.ceac.org.nz/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/exhibitions_2006.aspx

Programme Information

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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