Classics for Juniors 2019
Grimm Adventures -
A Reimagination of Grimm's Fairy Tales
聯合導演 Co-directors：Donna Berlin（英國 LAMDA, UK）& 黃清霞博士 Dr Vicki Ooi
編劇 Adaptation：黃清霞博士 Dr Vicki Ooi & Thomas Lawson
英語經典遊蹤是一個為小學生及初中生而設的戲劇及語文教育計劃，自 2014 年推出以來深受歡迎。內容包括在劇場演出之英語戲劇（專業英語演員）、演前工作坊、教學資源套及話劇訓練，在真正的戲劇環境下為學生創造一個有效而生動的學習體驗。
Since 2014, Classics for Juniors has become a very popular tailor-made theatre and language learning programme for primary and junior secondary school students. It consists of pre-show workshops, education materials, an English theatre performance with an English-speaking cast and drama classes that create effective and meaningful learning experiences in a professional theatre setting for children.
Grimm Adventures - A Reimagination of Grimm's Fairy Tales, the offering for the year, was adapted from the well known Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm. The adaptation introduced much loved literary classics to young people. The full-house tech-imbued production took the audience on an adventure on good & evil, pooling resources & teamwork.
students & teachers
in-school pre-show workshops
primary & secondary schools
It is well-organised. With the pre-show workshop, the production facilitated student learning experience.
Teacher, Evangel College
The actors who played in this show were great and I could really understand this story.
Student, Evangel College
The songs and music were great. Actors' performances were very good!
Student, Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association Primary School
With simple language, the play showed understanding toward children's interest, and considered the needs of children.
Grimm Adventures - A Reimagination of Grimm's Fairy Tales was also adapted into a special Relaxed Theatre performance to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and learning difficulties and raise awareness of their needs. One relaxed theatre performance was cancelled due to social unrest in 2019. AFTEC was the first to bring in Relaxed Theatre to Hong Kong.
special schools & centres
The kids were very immersed in the story and the singing, and being in contact with the actors allowed them to understand the characters more.
Parent, Heep Hong Society (Wan Chui Centre)
For the students to get a taste of being actually on stage and experiencing that perspective really gave them greater understanding of theatre.
Teacher, Hong Chi Morningjoy School - Yuen Long
I highly recommend it! It's such a unique show and I can only sing its praises. To let kids with autism and learning disabilities participate is really of great benefit to them.
Piloted in 2016, this programme encouraged students to devise their own Grimm Adventures skit based on AFTEC's theatre production. Unfortunately, part of the training was postponed or changed to online due to school suspension during COVID-19.
hours of training
SCOLAR English Alliance “From
Page to Stage®” Programme 2020
A Tale of Two Cities
“From Page to Stage®” Programme is a comprehensive Learning & Participation theatre education platform in English. Presented since 2009, this is probably the longest-running theatre-in-education production in the city with a large capacity audience. Tailor made for local secondary school students, the programme is a fresh and unique educational adventure. Through high quality drama performances and in-school pre - and post-performance workshops, we aim to nurture students' interest in classic literature and appreciation of the arts.
A Tale of Two Cities
is based on the original novel by Charles Dickens. School & public shows were cancelled due to the pandemic and replaced by a podcast with illustrations of a story filled with intrigues, friendships and eventual justice. For the free podcast click here.
hours of rehearsals
secondary schools enrolled
Becoming Detective Secondary School Workshop
Signed up very quickly, this reading workshop was based on Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem. In it, young people not only examined and learnt the Holmes' detective method, they were able to compare their discovery with modern forensic science as well.
participating secondary schools
I loved the workshop and I was hoping I could come again next year because I love solving mysteries.
Student, Buddhist Wong Fung Ling College
I thought that the teacher was great; it helped me learn more about the story and I also learnt a lot of new words.
Student, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Tam Pak Yu College
Story Monster Primary School Workshop
在這個密集式的故事寫作坊中，學生可與「故事怪獸」集體創作專屬他們的故事。新型冠狀病毒肺炎肆虐，學校停課，原訂 30 場工作坊中有 27 場因而取消。
An intensive story writing workshop in which students collaborated to create their own story all together with "Story Monster". 27 of 30 workshops were cancelled due to school suspension during COVID-19.
participating primary schools
Young Company Double Bill:
The Odyssey - The Return of
Odysseus & Water Margin
本年度的雙劇目演出，分別改編了西方希臘名著《奧德賽》和中國文學作品《水滸傳》。劇中顛覆了當代把「英雄」神化的概念，同時保留原著背景中驚心動魄的場面。雙劇目演出分為英文與粵語演出部分，由多名「Bravo! 香港青年劇場獎勵計劃 」2019-2020年輕演員夥同兩名專業演員擔綱演出。原訂演出因社會動盪取消。
This double bill adapted stories from two classics: The Odyssey from the West and Water Margin from the East to explore contemporary ideas of the mythical "hero" whilst retaining the dramatic events in which they were set. The double bill in English and Cantonese involved many young actors from the 2019-2020 cohort of Bravo! Hong Kong Youth Theatre Awards 2019-20 and two professional actors. The performances were cancelled due to the social unrest.
hours of rehearsals
Arts Experience Scheme for
Senior Secondary Students:
Pygmalion is the 11th production since AFTEC's collaboration with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department Audience Building Office began in 2010. Based on George Bernard Shaw's classic, Pygmalion was directed and adapted by Michael Sharmon to illustrate the class gap between the rich and the poor in early 20th century England through the story of a working class flower girl Eliza Doolittle. The performances were also preceded by workshops which enhanced students' understanding of the plot, the characters and the themes of the story.
secondary students & teachers
in-school pre-show workshops
One Day in the Theatre:
Participants learnt basic acting techniques, gained hands-on experience in analysing script excerpts and rehearsed scenes together. They were also intrigued by the world of backstage where they had hands-on experience in stage management & sound design, lighting design and sets & props design.
The workshop gave me an insight into the backstage process and how the different departments worked together. It has increased my interest in theatre and I now understand how multi-faceted it is.
The content was varied and interesting, the teachers very professional. I'm keen to join more workshops on theatre production, especially to learn about a stage manager's work, duties and responsibilities.
Absolutely Fabulous Children's
Theatre at Lee Gardens
12 weekends of interactive and very entertaining performances were lapped up by young children at Lee Gardens. 12 performances were cancelled due to social unrest in 2019.
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