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The Myths of Aotearoa

Drama workshops that explore Maori myth and legend. The students work within dramatic conventions to create a performance piece focusing on Maori myth.

Artist Information

Tru Talent - Trudy-Anne Rowe

Website: http://trutalent.wikispaces.com

Phone: 03 2084080 or 0210535753

Email: trutalent@xtra.co.nz


Relevant Qualifications:

Dip Tchg

Currently working towards Masters of Drama in Education qualification through Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Trudy-Anne is a registered teacher.

Teacher for 10 years.

Practice experiences:

Owner of Tru Talent - Performing Arts business

HOD of Arts - Menzies College

HOD of Performing Arts - Menzies College

Developed programmes for both dance and drama from Y7-Y13

Held workshops for both staff, students and adults in drama skills and process drama.

Presented a workshop at the IDEA (International
Drama Educators Association Conference) in Hong Kong.

Contributed teacher resources to Arts Online and

NEMP marker in Oral Language.

Community Arts Experience
Senior Vice President of the Gore Operatic Society Committee

Nominated for Gore District Council Community Award - 2009 - Contribution to Arts and Culture.

Gore Rep Society Committee member

Directed West Otago Theatrical Society's 2010 production of Wizard of Oz.

Directed Gore Operatic Society's 2009 production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Offering drama workshops to children in Gore and around Southland

I teach private speech and drama students ranging from 5 years old to 68 years old in my studio at my home. I have 85 private clients.

Skills and Abilities
-Highly professional educator
-Vocalist - "Erratic" band
-Have a great sense of humour
-Able to create and adapt drama and dance programmes to suit.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Drama, Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: devised drama

Languages Spoken: English

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

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Canterbury, Otago, Southland, West Coast


2010 - October, November, December
2011 - February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Space and Resources Required: Microphone, Microphone

Indicative Costs:

$395 min

Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: Maori


Combined rural schools - Te Tipua, Otama, Knapdale in Southland

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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