Fairytale Cookbook (The Workshop) by Impro Melbourne

The Fairytale Cookbook Workshop is a unique and engaging way to bring the magic of creating stories into the classroom. Let Impro Melbourne expertly provide the recipe for your students to tell great stories. Using well-established fairytale archetypes as ingredients and classical story design as the method, your participants will understand not only what makes a great story, but also how to construct one themselves with their personal unique twists.

The elements introduced are: Character Archetype, Character Description, Character Role and Classic Story Structure. By placing these elements in the form of a “Recipe”, the students absorb the learning quickly through direct engagement and practical application … and it’s fun! The participants will build and perform their own stories in the workshop. More importantly, they will be able to take this understanding of story forward into the classroom and their own creative writing.

The Fairytale Cookbook Workshop  encourages students to listen, respond, share ideas and think creatively. They will work individually and also as part of a creative team, exercising their personal and interpersonal communication skills.

Impro Melbourne performers have travelled the globe telling improvised stories and they bring that expertise into your environment in a way that will captivate and encourage your students’ passion for storytelling.

Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, Languages, The Humanities – History, Civics and Citizenship

Capabilities: Personal and Social, Ethical

Content warning: Content is improvised and care is taken to acknowledge school's needs in terms of themes, language and student involvement

This workshop will also be available at a reduced price for regional venues as part of Impro Melbourne's On the Road tour in Term 1 2020. 

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The Fairytale Cookbook Workshop is a unique and engaging way to bring the magic of creating stories into the classroom.

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Metro: 29th Jan 2019 to 20th Dec 2019
Metro: 28th Jan 2020 to 18th Dec 2020
Regional: 29th Jan 2019 to 20th Dec 2019
Regional: 28th Jan 2020 to 18th Dec 2020

Impro Melbourne
Duration: 60 mins or 90 mins
Artform: Drama
Minimum fee: $600 + GST for 60 mins, $650 + GST for 90 mins. Additional fees will apply for additional students and for regional tours. Please contact us on 03 9644 1808 or [email protected] for more information.
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 60
Booking info: Technical Requirements: Require space large enough for all students to be standing and moving freely around. Workshops can be noisy so need to be in area that will not disturb other classes.