About the production:
Letters Home – 2022 Tour
How has our attitude towards war changed over the last hundred years or so?
Exploring a century and a half of war poetry through sights, sounds and physical theatre.
Following the successful tour of Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s physical theatre production, War Poetry, in 2017, SMGS students have now devised a second act to create a revised production – Letters Home. Incorporating physical theatre and live musicians with original compositions and contemporary poetry, including Ziggy Ramo and Paul Kelly’s Little Things, Letters Home is based on a collection of war poetry from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Some of the more traditional war poets include Victor Hugo, Alfred Tennyson, Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and Siegfried Sassoon.
Physical Theatre is a genre of theatrical performance that relies mainly on the physical motion of the performers to convey the story. Minimalist staging, lighting and sound effects means this production can be performed in any school hall or performance space. This also means NO rehearsal time is needed for the students before each performance.
All proceeds raised will go to Legacy Australia and ATSIVSA (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association).
School Tours – Curriculum Outcomes
Letters Home will be performing at schools in the Snowy Monaro Region and south-east NSW. Outcomes for students include:
Suitable for Years 7 – 12
English Stages 4 and 5
English Stage 6
- Reading to Write
- Critical Study of Text – Poetry
- Narratives That Shape our World
- Common Module – The Human Experience
History Stage 4
History Stage 5
- Core Studies – Australians at War; World Wars I and II – Rights and Freedoms
- The Modern World and Australia
Modern History Stage 6
Drama Stages 4 and 5
Drama Stage 6
Music Mandatory Stage 4
Music Elective Stage 5
Music 1 Stage 6
- Music for Small Ensembles
- Music and the Related Arts
- Music for Education
- Theatre Music.
For more information, please contact SMGS’ Head of Faculty, Creative Arts, Catherine Batson, on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thursday, 19th May, at 7:00 pm – Snowy Mountains Grammar School
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here https://smgs.eventbrite.com.au