One Act Plays for Teens (Age 11 to 17)

May-June Holiday Programme - 12-session workshop for Teens

Upcoming Class Schedule

30 May, 2017 — 24 June, 2017

Tuesday, 2.00pm — 5.00pm

Wednesday, 2.00pm — 5.00pm

Friday, 2.00pm — 5.00pm

Programme Details

A 12-session practical workshop exploring the process of developing a One-Act play to final performance.
A collaborative project to explore the process of devising a performance beginning from a character.
For Teens age 11 to 17.


Total 12 sessions (excluding rehearsal and performance dates below)
12 sessions. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Starting Tuesday 30 May 2017.
May: 30, 31
June: 2,6,7,9,13,14,16,20,21,23

Rehearsal & Performance Dates (24 June 2017)

(1) Please make yourself available for the following dates/times:

Technical rehearsal at HCAC:
Sat 24 June 2017, 10am to 2pm

Performance (2 shows) at HCAC:
Sat 24 June 2017
4.00 pm & 8.00pm


Programme Description

Do check out this video from instructor Toby Papazoglou

In the Beginning, the Devisors created Adam and Eve… and Sarah and John and Michael….
Devising is creating worlds and stories inspired by whatever inspires you.
In this workshop we explore the process of this creation by first creating characters and from this beginning we create story.

No script, no author, just a blank stage and the urge to fill it.
Together with Toby Papazoglou and your fellow workshop members you will create a performance inspired and made by you.
Everything is up for grabs in this project, the end depends on your courage and creativity.

Together you will look at character development, script analysis and planning as tools to develop your world on stage.
Above all, you will identify and develop your own traits as an actor as you gain hands on experience of working together.

The show depends on you. “From little things, big things grow” -Paul Kelly

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds.
Age for admission is 11 to 17.


About this workshop
The workshop culminates in a performance *for the public on Sat 24 June 2017.*
The rehearsal will be on Sat 24 June 2017.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available. Email us at


  • Exploration of techniques of character creation
  • Exploration of themes and goals for production
  • Imporvisation and development of ideas
  • Rehersal and development
  • Performance

About the Instructor

Toby Papazoglou

Toby graduated from Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School in 2002 with a Diploma 
in Technical Production. In 2007, Toby returned to Toi Whakaari and in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington he completed his Master of Theatre Arts (Directing).

To date, he has worked in professional and tertiary training for theatre in New Zealand, Australia, America, Vietnam, Mongolia and Singapore. In his time teaching, he has taught numerous workshops in directing and devising, and has supervised student-lead devised projects, guiding students in developing their own sense of self and artistic identity. Please also see this link.

Areas of Focus

  • Devising ettiquete in the rehearsal room
  • Creating large numbers of characters
  • Improvisation and exploration
  • Identifying artistic goals
  • Development of story

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain confidence in your own ability to create under pressure
  • Gain an appreciation of process in the act of devising
  • Gain confidence as a performer
  • Grow skills in collaborating with others
  • Gain tools of Character creation

Sign up for:

One Act Plays for Teens (Age 11 to 17) / May-June Holiday Programme - 12-session workshop for Teens

Registration closes:
26 May 2017