Learning enterprise skills through the fun of producing comedy.
Laughter changes everything
Laughter has the ability to radically break us out from mundane, everyday problems. It gives us the unfettered power of problem-solving and putting things into perspective. Theatre entrepreneurs who created the modern theatre industry used comedy to sell tickets on powerful topics like Women’s Rights, Universal Suffrage and aspirations for ‘happy ever after’. Their entrepreneurial way of connecting to global audiences through laughter holds lessons that are crucial for working and living in a digitally connected world.
What comic moments could you make for audiences learning from Adamanta, The Proud Princess Of Profusia?
Adamanta’s name says it all. She is an adamant, determined sort of girl. In fact, she was calling for an independent life a whole 21 years before the first women on the planet won the right vote in New Zealand in 1893. Oh dear… how the comic pantomime shows up the problem of strong-minded women and the havoc they play on fairytale endings.
Ingeniously, the playwright Garnet Walch brings in the help of Venus and her cheeky son Cupid. Venus was already due to make an appearance on telescopes right around the planet, transitting across the face of the sun in December 1874. Why not divert the goddess for a time onto the stage in Melbourne to melt the proud heart of Adamanta?
Using the resources we make available to you, become a certified Young Comedy Producer by creating and running a project for you school or local community or both.