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Drama Queens and Shy Bunnies

This is a Drama/Storytelling workshop that is designed to allow Drama Queens to soar and Shy Bunnies to take a step into the light...and quite like the experience! The workshops, which can range from 3 hours to three days are full of dress ups/games/ challenges,/ fun/ awareness of others and their feelings/ improvisation/play productions/producing their own fairy tales/story structure/theatre disciplines and respect for others/public speaking/ breathing techniques etc During the sessions photos are taken and the school recieves a DVD storyboard of the work the children/young people produce. Workshop is presented by Mary Kippenberger

Artist Information

Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones


Phone: 06 8568367 or 021 550287

Email: marykipp@hotmail.com


International Storyteller (15 years)
Professional Musician (30yrs)
Featured artists at 7 Australian National festivals
Featured artists at 6 NZ National festivals
Duffy Books in Schools tours (10years)
Eastern and Central Nth Island Summer reading tours (Libraries) (12 years)
Itinerant music teacher (guitar)(5 years)
Drama teachers with own theatre
Author (4 children's books)
Music Composer (3 CD's)
Entertainment Debating and After Dinner Speakers (23 yrs)
Theatre work/acting (18yrs)
Mary is a registered teacher. Both Peter and Mary have extensive backgrounds in social work and counselling.
Owners of In the Paddock Productions...venue for music and drama events.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Drama

Topics or Genres of Expertise: drama/storytelling/creative writing

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, East Coast, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Waikato, Wellington, West Coast, National

Space and Resources Required: al costumes/dressups etc provided

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European


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: Yes

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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