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Complete Works Theatre Company

Complete Works Theatre Company Since 2000, Complete Works has been an important creative component of the Victorian English and Arts curriculum, developing and touring live theatre for secondary students.

Theatre in Education for Victorian Secondary Schools

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A little bit of Uncle Vanya at @bendigoseniorsc today. Thanks for having us in to present this literature workshop, and ...
29/03/2022

A little bit of Uncle Vanya at @bendigoseniorsc today. Thanks for having us in to present this literature workshop, and special thanks to John for the photos 🙏👏

Our Term 1 leg of the Shakespeare and Poetry tour has officially kicked off! This exceptional team will be treading the ...
21/03/2022

Our Term 1 leg of the Shakespeare and Poetry tour has officially kicked off! This exceptional team will be treading the boards for the next two weeks throughout Victoria.

✨Annabelle Tudor as Lady M and Juliet
✨Lachlan Martin at Macbeth, Mercurio, Juliet’s Nurse, Friar Lawrence and more
✨Wolfgang Reed as Romeo and Banquo

Chookas team 🎭❤️

Image Description: a red square image titled ‘Meet The Team, Shakespeare and Poetry Term 1’ with a black and white headshot of Annabelle, Lachlan and Wolfgang, with their names and pronouns written underneath.

Lil dump from The Greeks 🧡
20/03/2022

Lil dump from The Greeks 🧡

A happy cast after their first show(s) this week. Thank you to @melbournegirlsgrammar for being such gracious hosts. We ...
10/03/2022

A happy cast after their first show(s) this week. Thank you to @melbournegirlsgrammar for being such gracious hosts. We LOVED performing Medea in the amphitheatre. A fitting start for our Greeks tour 🎭

Medea in rehearsal. The countdown to the live season has officially begun! Less than 7 days to go 🤯
28/02/2022

Medea in rehearsal. The countdown to the live season has officially begun! Less than 7 days to go 🤯

Introducing our team of players for our Extinction, Medea and The Women of Troy tours. We are deep in rehearsal at the m...
25/02/2022

Introducing our team of players for our Extinction, Medea and The Women of Troy tours. We are deep in rehearsal at the moment, and looking forward to starting our season in just over a week! #livetheatre #cwtc #completeworks #completeworksontour

Romeo & Juliet - what’s the consensus? Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? Comment below or head to our stories to vote!
18/02/2022

Romeo & Juliet - what’s the consensus? Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? Comment below or head to our stories to vote!

17/02/2022

Here it is. Our Romeo & Juliet trailer for 2022. There are spoilers in this - you’ve been warned. But we all know how it ends right? Happily ever after?

What are you doing tomorrow? Watching our 2022 Romeo & Juliet trailer? Hmm yep, us too. Meet ya back here in the morning...
16/02/2022

What are you doing tomorrow? Watching our 2022 Romeo & Juliet trailer? Hmm yep, us too. Meet ya back here in the morning ❤️💔❤️‍🔥

Our 2022 poster looking fresh! She’s off to the printer this week.Imagery + graphics - @alexandra_in_motion Poster desig...
15/02/2022

Our 2022 poster looking fresh! She’s off to the printer this week.

Imagery + graphics - @alexandra_in_motion
Poster design - @lornahendry

Congratulations to Complete Works Associate Petra Kalive and her creative team at MTC for turning the lights back on and...
09/02/2022
Touching the Void | Must Close 19 Feb

Congratulations to Complete Works Associate Petra Kalive and her creative team at MTC for turning the lights back on and reopening to Melbourne audiences with Touching the Void. Here’s to full houses for the rest of the season.

A jaw-dropping adventure based on a true story

We are back in the rehearsal room! So many emotional. It’s a really exciting time for theatre in Naarm right now, with @...
07/02/2022

We are back in the rehearsal room! So many emotional. It’s a really exciting time for theatre in Naarm right now, with @midsummafestival in full swing, and so many exciting shows either in rehearsal or already open (hello @melbourne_shakespeare, @lamamatheatre, @antipodesarts, @po_po_mo_co to name a few). Being back in a rehearsal room feels kind of surreal, but we are.

Here.

Rehearsing.

And with three epic and amazing texts too- Medea, The Women of Troy and Extinction. Live theatre has never felt more important.

Victorian schools, we’re coming!

21/01/2022
Meet the Artists | Complete Works Theatre Company

We loved participating in this Meet The Artists series at Abbotsford Convent. Huge thanks to Einwick Studios for the gorgeous visuals, and our AMAZING team of actors Annabelle Tudor, Lachlan Martin and Wolfgang Reed.
Featuring interview with Artistic Director, Andrew Blackman and Production Manager, Sarah Clarke. We love what we do!!

A few stills from our digital Macbeth performance. Can you guess which scene each frame comes from?
01/12/2021

A few stills from our digital Macbeth performance. Can you guess which scene each frame comes from?

01/12/2021

Here it is! Our 2022 Macbeth Trailer. This recorded production will be available from Term 1 next year. For details, dates or to enquire about a live performance, get in touch!

Are you ready to see our new Macbeth trailer?
30/11/2021

Are you ready to see our new Macbeth trailer?

Still reeling from the amazing performances delivered by bunch. 👏🏼 it’s been a pleasure working with you this year, some...
25/11/2021

Still reeling from the amazing performances delivered by bunch. 👏🏼 it’s been a pleasure working with you this year, sometimes in person, but let’s be honest, mostly online. Thanks for all your hard work, comrades 💛🍻🎭

A little bit of BTS from our recent shoot at Theatre Works. We’ve got an ambitious lineup of shows next year, both IRL, ...
23/11/2021

A little bit of BTS from our recent shoot at Theatre Works. We’ve got an ambitious lineup of shows next year, both IRL, and in the digital sphere. It was so nice to be back in an actual theatre, making work that we’re proud of and with some incredibly talented individuals. Here’s to more of that. 🍻

16/11/2021

How good are safety step throughs? We have been making some magic with this dream team over the last few weeks, and we can’t wait to share it with you! #watchthisspace

16/11/2021

We’ve made some magic with this dream team over the last few weeks, and we can’t wait to share it all with you! #watchthisspace

GENERAL AUDITION CALL-OUT 🎭Complete Works develops, produces and performs classic and contemporary theatre for teenagers...
04/11/2021

GENERAL AUDITION CALL-OUT 🎭
Complete Works develops, produces and performs classic and contemporary theatre for teenagers. We provide consistent, high quality work for theatre professionals and give secondary students transformative live theatre experiences. Our 2022 General Auditions are now open to Melbourne-based actors whose work we have not seen before. If you have a knowledge and passion for the classics, musical ability and an ease of communication with teenagers, we would love to hear from you. All ethnicities, body types, abilities, sexual orientations and genders are welcome to apply. Self tape auditions will be due on Sunday 14th November, with in person call backs to take place late November. All applicants must hold a current driver's license, a working with children check and be fully vaccinated, with the exception of those with a valid medical exemption. For more information about our 2022 season head to the link in our bio. To register your interest, email Sarah at [email protected]

No, we’re still not over this epic graphic design by the incredibly talented @alexandra_in_motion. And yes, Literature W...
28/10/2021

No, we’re still not over this epic graphic design by the incredibly talented @alexandra_in_motion. And yes, Literature Workshops are back for 2022. Othello, The Winter’s Tale and Uncle Vanya will be back in schools from Term 1!

Photo by: @jackdixongunn
Graphics by: @alexandra_in_motion

Image Description: a black and white photo of three actors looking into the camera. There is some red and white drawing overlaying the photo.

A couple of shows to look forward to… check out the full season via the link in our bio.
28/10/2021

A couple of shows to look forward to… check out the full season via the link in our bio.

The Crucible & The Dressmaker is back back back again. Tickets to Salem are on sale. Head to the website to book (link i...
26/10/2021

The Crucible & The Dressmaker is back back back again. Tickets to Salem are on sale. Head to the website to book (link in bio).

Photo by: @jackdixongunn
Graphics by: @alexandra_in_motion

Image Description: a back and white photo of two actors playing John and Elizabeth Proctor, wearing white Puritan clothing standing in an emotional embrace. White and red line drawing embellish the image, with lots of straight lines and sharp angles.

Returning for another year is our Australian Poetry show. This is best suited for years 7-8, and has a really fun mix of...
25/10/2021

Returning for another year is our Australian Poetry show. This is best suited for years 7-8, and has a really fun mix of poetry, performance and a bit of old fashioned audience interaction. If you’ve read (or written!!!) some great Australian Poetry recently, we’d love to hear from you!

Photo: @sareclarkeheadshots
Artwork: @lex_in_space

Image Description: a white square with a small round black and white photo of @amarokreed looking into the distance mid-thought. Red and white line drawings embellish the photo. Dark text reads Australian Poetry Terms 1-4.

Introducing Season 2022- starting with Photograph 51 & My Brilliant Career.Photo by @jackdixongunn Design by @lex_in_spa...
25/10/2021

Introducing Season 2022- starting with Photograph 51 & My Brilliant Career.

Photo by @jackdixongunn
Design by @lex_in_space

Image Description: the image is split in two horizontally. The top half is a white background with the show title Photograph 51 & My Brilliant Career in dark blue text. The bottom half is a black and white photograph of three actors looking at photograph 51, with some graphic art on top in lines of white and red.

Coming in hot…
22/10/2021

Coming in hot…

18/10/2021

Gearing up for our last zoom performance of the year with this dream team 🎭
The online performance space is a very exciting place to be at the moment, especially after another excellent fringe festival presented almost entirely online. It is however a somewhat lonely space, as the audience interaction, (and let’s face it- applause) is somewhat lacking. So feel free to join me by congratulating these fantastic actors on all their hard work in the comments.

Love from Complete Works Cheerleader and sporadic instagrammer, Sarah.

Video Description: a snippet of a zoom recorded performance of Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 7, performed by @lachielove and @belletudor.

The last member of our Crucible & Dressmaker team is @jimmyjameseaton treading the boards as Judge Danforth and Sergeant...
03/08/2021

The last member of our Crucible & Dressmaker team is @jimmyjameseaton treading the boards as Judge Danforth and Sergeant Farrat.

Jimmy is also our in-house streaming expert who helped us put together our first ever live streamed performance yesterday. These are trying times, but technology allows us to explore theatre in new ways.

Zoom performance ✅
Zoom Q&A ✅
Live streamed performance ✅
Professionally filmed performance available for streaming ✅

Still, nothing beats live theatre and we can’t wait to be back in schools!

Next up in our Crucible cast is @mariskamurphy taking on the roles of Elizabeth Proctor, Mrs Putnam, Mary Warren and Bet...
30/07/2021

Next up in our Crucible cast is @mariskamurphy taking on the roles of Elizabeth Proctor, Mrs Putnam, Mary Warren and Betty Parris to name a few. We’re excited to welcome Mariska to the team this year and can’t wait for you to see her amazing work 😍

Welcome to the team @joshuawhitepeter 🎭 Josh plays John Proctor in our production this year, with a handful of other sma...
28/07/2021

Welcome to the team @joshuawhitepeter 🎭 Josh plays John Proctor in our production this year, with a handful of other small but equally important roles too…

While we remain unable to return to schools, we will be offering some live streamed performances starting next week. Email Sarah at [email protected] for more info!

Next up in The Crucible cast announcements is the fantastic @kaisergruenewald as Reverend Paris. Dom also doubles as Ted...
27/07/2021

Next up in The Crucible cast announcements is the fantastic @kaisergruenewald as Reverend Paris. Dom also doubles as Teddy from The Dressmaker, and does a darn good job of it! Good luck to all our schools as they return to in-person classes today. We can’t wait to see you (soon 🤞🏼)

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COMPLETE WORKS BRING CHEKHOV TO LIFE Unit 3-4 Literature students had an otherwise daunting text brought to life and made accessible today, when the Complete Works Theatre Company visited the college. Artistic Director, Andrew Blackman, along with actors Lachlan Martin, Annabelle Tudor and Wolfgang Reed performed key scenes from the Anton Chekhov tragicomedy Uncle Vanya, prompting valuable discussion with students and unpacking the characters, major themes, symbolism and present day relevance of the text. The conversation covered an incredibly broad subject matter, from the mundanity of existence, to environmental issues, beauty standards for women, love and fidelity, alcoholism and the class system. A BIG thank you to Andy, Lachie, Annabelle and Wolfie for not only enabling students to gain a greater understanding of their study text, BUT for a hugely entertaining workshop.
Feels incredibly surreal to be back out at Opening Nights. Laughing and smiling with beloved and admired colleagues and friends... yet there we are! Back to it. You can't keep a good Arts down. Papped here with the ever wonderful Andrew Blackman from Complete Works Theatre Company and arts maker extraordinaire Vanessa O'Neill. 'Betty' is a strong and engaging addition to the Theatre Works 2022 season - it closes this coming weekend, so make a mad dash if you're in the zone to love up some theatre again! 😘 Papped by Cameron at Parenthesy ❤
Artistic Director Andrew Blackman and Production Manager Sarah Clarkeat Complete Works Theatre Company engage with Australian actors to create theatrical presentations for thousands of Victorian Secondary Schools providing highly engaging learning programs. Check out what’s in store for 2022 in their latest program. COMPLETE WORKS THEATRE COMPANY Discover more https://bit.ly/3trTvLE Video by Einwick Productions, 2021. #AbbotsfordConvent #MeetTheArtists #CompleteWorksTheatreCo
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" He's right here at Emmanuel, along with the rest of the cast from Complete Works Theatre Company! Last week the Year 10 students watched a live performance of this Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" as part of their English studies.
Transform famous Australian poet Banjo Patterson’s poem, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle, into a meaningful and dramatic short play with group lessons from ARTS:LIVE ‘Poetry and Drama.’ Andrew Backman from Complete Works Theatre Company breaks down a poetry for performance, and offers ways for students to explore language and rhyming in fun, interactive lessons. Poetry has never been this exciting or accessible! Check it out here: https://www.artslive.com/courses/poetry-and-drama/
We are thrilled to unveil the 22 artists and collectives taking part in Pivot 2021, our short-term residency program supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria and delivered with research partner Patternmakers. Aarti Jadu, Antipodes Theatre Company, Complete Works Theatre Company, Dandrogyny, Betty Grumble & Andreas Lohmeyer, Mule Ethnodanceology Art, FRAGMENT31/Leisa Shelton, Hari Sivanesan, Janette Hoe, Jun Bin Lee, Katheryn Leopoldseder, Kelli Alred, Luke George, Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Polyglot Theatre, Priya Srinivasan, Ryuichi Fujimura, Salty Theatre, Sunanda Sachatrakul, TerryandTheCuz, Tony Yapura, Triage Live Art Collective, Yumi Umiumare Butoh. What an incredible bunch! Find out more here: https://bit.ly/ACFPivot2021 #Pivot2021 #AbbotsfordConvent #WhatsOnMay #WhatsOn [Image description: Sliding name tiles of the 22 artists announced for PIVOT 2021]
It’s great that we can have live performances back at the College. Yesterday our Year 11 students watched a production of Macbeth performed by Complete Works Theatre Company . This was the first live performance we had at the College since 2019!
#AMCFridayRoundUp 🌪️ It was another busy and exciting week for the #AveArmy! The 2021 student leaders participated in their first leadership formation and development session for the year. The focus was understanding what it means to be a leader in a Catholic school. This was a great opportunity for students to work across year levels and leadership roles, while working together as a team. Year 8 drama students took part in an exciting Bollywood masterclass hosted by Bollydazzlers Dancetroupe, while Year 9s enjoyed an engaging poetry presentation as part of their English class from Complete Works Theatre Company. Year 10s also hit the College gym, learning about '1 repetition max' strength training for their Health and Physical Education fitness unit. #SheWhoExplores