Moonah Arts Centre’s Character Creation & October School Holiday Program

Moonah Arts Centre’s Character Creation & October School Holiday Program

Character Creation – 6-week theatre program for 6-14-year-olds

Ignite your child's imagination and unleash their inner performer with Act Wild Theatre's transformative Character Creation workshop. This engaging 6-week program invites budding performers to explore improvisation, theatre sports, physical theatre, and the art of character creation. Through dynamic exercises and theatre games, we nurture their creativity, build confidence, and foster teamwork. Each week, they'll embody different characters, from ‘mighty heroes’ to ‘cheeky jesters’ to ‘cunning villains,’ while expressing their voice and collaborating with others. Join us for an extraordinary experience that will energise and inspire, empowering them to shine not only in school but throughout their lives.

Start: Wednesday 1st November 2023 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Finish: Wednesday 6th December from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Performance: Wednesday 6th December from 6:00pm – 6:45pm

Where: Moonah Arts Centre

Cost: $240 all-inclusive

Skills developed in this program:

Confidence: A safe and exciting learning environment that boosts their enthusiasm and energy levels.
Creative Thinking: Unleash creative thinking that helps build resilience, self-expression, and creative collaboration with their class-mates.
Listening: Enrolling theatre games and exercises that promote team-work, collaborative thinking, and listening opportunities for themselves and others.
Emotional intelligence: A program that gently supports the development of the skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, and feel and show empathy for others.
Public speaking: Students are given the opportunity to project their voice and opinion creatively, while also respecting others’ individual expression.
Setting goals: Using performance exercises to set and achieve positive goals, make responsible decisions, and establish and maintain relationships in the process.
Acting abilities: Students learn to think on their feet, develop spontaneity and lateral thinking using improvisation and other drama skills.
Playfulness: Our most important skill, the ability to have fun, make mistakes, laugh at one-self, and boost self-love in a community environment.

The facilitator:

Jem Nicholas is a performing artist and theatre practitioner living in Hobart. She graduated from Monash University with a BA in Performing Arts, is an acting coach, and a certified Alexander Technique practitioner with a special interest in physical theatre and improvisation. Jem has worked with children for over 10 years, teaching them the fundamentals in puppetry, character creation, and play. She is delighted to be offering this program at the Moonah Arts Centre. Head to for more information about her company ‘Act Wild Theatre.’


October School Holiday Program


Keep young minds and hands busy during the school holiday and nurture your child’s creativity and love for performance and visual arts. Check out our full program of creative workshops, including contemporary dance with DRILL Performance, puppetry workshop with Terrapin, circus skills with Circus Art Tasmania and more!


Chigwell Barn & Bucaan Community House


Join us for a day of fun, music, movement and arts and crafts in partnership with our friends at Bucaan Community House.

Moonah Arts Centre


Have a go at various circus skills, don a pair of headphones (provided by us) and dance in the silent disco! Enjoy arts and crafts activities and more.


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