Professional Development

For Students:

Young actors will work with some of QSE’s most experienced actors, directors, and facilitators and finish their week with an evening showcase for friends and family.

Young actors (grades 7 – 12)  are invited to train as an ensemble in a collaborative environment. 

Over 4 days, participants will explore Shakespeare’s works through exercises and techniques utilized by QSE’s Core Ensemble with sessions focusing on areas including 

  • Voice
  • Text
  • Ensemble
  • Monologues
  • Scene work
  • Music

“I wish I could go to a QSE workshop after school, once a week, every term! I had such a great time and really grew as a performer.” – Sarah

Tues July 6th – Friday July 9th, 2021 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | MORE INFO

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. The Linklater Voice Progression is one of the most popular and comprehensive methods for strengthening and toning the speaking voice worldwide. 

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

LINKLATER VOICE 1: Sat Feb 13th – Sunday Feb 14th, 2021 | 9am-5pm | MORE INFO

LINKLATER VOICE 2: Sat Feb 20th – Sun Feb 21st, 2021 | 9am-5pm | MORE INFO


QSE’s workshop 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 of TO history, philosophy and pedagogy.

The workshop is led by QSE Artistic Director Dr 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 has worked with leading Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners from around the world, including Brent Blair, Julian Boal, and Barbara Santos. Together, Rob and Brent pioneered the renowned Shakespeare Prison Project in 2006, Australia’s first Prison Shakespeare initiative.

“As a director/teacher, working with games refreshed my ‘toolbox’ by increasing my repertoire of useful exercises.” – Avril

Mon June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 | 9am-5pm | MORE INFO