Zeal Theatre Australia

Zeal Residencies


Zeal Theatre has been involved in numerous short and long term residencies in a range of schools, universities and with many international theatre companies. Zeal residencies give drama students an opportunity to create and perform in their own show under Zeal’s mentorship, learning a range of theatrical skills, research and writing techniques and the buzz of being involved in a play of their own making.

Zeal Theatre

STRAW HATS, THONGS AND TOOTHBRUSHES
created and performed by Winmalee High School’s drama cohort, directed by Madeleine Sheehy & Zeal Theatre, played a sell-out public season in the school hall. Dealing with the aftermath of the community’s bush fires of 2014, the highly acclaimed production won a NSW Premier’s Resilience Award and was short listed for a National Community Arts Prize.


Zeal’s residency programs can take many forms with a range of outcomes.

  • Create a new play performed by the host school...
    • MY NAME IS ME – Georges River College (Peakhurst HS, Hurstville Boys HS) & Kogarah HS, 2018
    • BEFORE I LOSE MY COOL – Monivae College, 2016
    • STRAW HATS, THONGS & TOOTHBRUSHES - Winmalee High School, 2016
    • EVERY 15 MINUTES – Woodleigh School, 2015
    • DEBTS – Griffith University, 2003
    • HIT HARD – Griffith University, 1998
    • HAPPY MEMORIES – Jesmond South Primary School, 1991
  • Develop a new Zeal play through a series of workshops with a student cohort...
    • LUCKY COUNTRY – International Grammar School, 2015
    • THE FORWARDS – St. Arnaud Secondary College & Monivae College, 2003
    • HIT HARD – West Wallsend High School, 1990
  • Ongoing partnerships and collaborations with international theatre companies...
    • THE STONES, TABOO and SIT STILL – Teater Grimsborken, Norway, 2009-16
    • AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA – Ellis & Bheki, South Africa, 2007-08
    • KOVEK, CSATAROK and KAMPOKEMP – Kolibri Theatre, Hungary 2003-14
    • STONES and TABOO – Theaterhaus Frankfurt, Germany, 2002-07
    • THE STONES – Muz Theater, The Netherlands, 2001-03
    • TAFFLIAD CARAG and KING-HIT – Arad Goch Theatre, Wales, 2000-14
    • TATAU: RITES OF PASSAGE – Pacific Underground, New Zealand, 1996

Cost for short or long term residencies are negotiable depending on preferred outcomes, duration of residency and budgetary constraints.

Contact Zeal on zealtheatre@gmail.com or phone Stefo Nantsou on 0421 887 003