please note: Given the ongoing ramifications of Covid-19 we have made the challenging yet necessary decision to postpone our Mid Year Training Intensives: Theatre of the Oppressed and Young Actor’s Shakespeare Intensive. We look forward to sharing news about exciting new dates and opportunities. To stay up to date, make sure you sign up to our Mailing List and connect with us on social media.

Professional Development

For Teachers:

Free your natural voice, acquire a deeper understanding of how your voice works, and unleash the power and range of your speaking voice.

QSE’s Linklater Voice Training is delivered by a Designated Linklater Teacher (DLT), Rob Pensalfini.

LINKLATER VOICE 1: This two-day intensive explores connection to breath and vibration, and exercises for releasing tension and increasing resonance. It is highly recommended for teachers’ development of their own vocal practice, and for Drama teachers’ consolidation of voice skills relevant to Presenting work.

When: Sat 8th – Sun 9th Feb 2020 | 9-5pm | $210 (early bird)

LINKLATER VOICE 2: Continuing from Linklater Voice I, this two-day intensive explores range, power, and articulation, while focusing on keeping a connection to breath, thought, and sensation.

When: Sat 15th – Sun 16th Feb 2020 | 9am-5pm | $210 (early bird)

LINK 1 & 2 back-to-back special $370 (early bird)


This 5-day intensive includes fun, energetic, practical group exercises and forms (including Image Theatre, Forum Theatre, Rainbow of Desire, Cop-in-the-Head, and other Games for Actors and Non-actors); plus opportunities to practise Jokering and participatory discussions on TO history, philosophy and pedagogy. The workshop is led by QSE Artistic Director Rob Pensalfini, who is an experienced Joker (Theatre of the Oppressed facilitator). He has utilised this work with teachers’ organisations, primary and secondary schools, universities, community organisations, and in prisons in both Australia and the USA. Rob, together with Brent Blair, pioneered the renowned Shakespeare Prison Project in 2006, Australia’s first Prison Shakespeare initiative.

When: 9am-5pm | Mon-Fri | 29 Jun-3 Jul 2020

For Students:

Young actors (grades 8 – 12) are invited to train as an ensemble in a collaborative environment exploring Shakespeare’s works through exercises and techniques utilized by QSE’s Core Ensemble. YASI will be delivered over four days by actors, directors, and facilitators from QSE’s Core Ensemble and will conclude with a showcase on Friday night for friends and family.

When: Tue 7th – Fri 10th July 2020 | 9.30am-4.30pm | $350 (early bird) | Grades 7 – 12

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