MFT comes to your school OR Your school comes to MFT

Performance in French with sections in English [14 scenes in FRENCH and 7 scenes in ENGLISH] of rehearsed, costumed and moved reading of MFT’s theatrical version created especially in 2007 to much acclaim which toured to more than 50 schools all over Victoria for students of French OR Drama

Flexible – in any reasonably accessible venue for students (hall, theatre, sports stadium) OR at our venue
IN FRENCH with English surtitles AND in ENGLISH – Suitable for primary (if comprehension level for French or English in the surtitles – is sufficient) and all secondary levels with English surtitles

i FORM – PERFORMANCE ONLY

MFT actors cover the 11 roles and perform a rehearsed reading in FRENCH with ENGLISH surtitles. There are 21 short acts. Afterwards, time permitting, an interactive Q + A or minor workshop lead by the actors can take place time permitting.

ii FORM – WORKSHOP

This option requires teacher preparation of selected scenes of choice IN FRENCH ONLY usually up 10 of the 21 in the form of a workshop/competition and uses a cross-curricular approach (Drama & French) to engage students in a collaborative learning experience. It is also designed to be an inexpensive and flexible incursion that can be adapted to the time available and abilities of different classes. The workshops are led by experienced French-speaking animateur [including actors] in subgroups of 15 or less and allows students of French to reflect on their language use through an expressive performance in French.

In groups lead by an animateur, the students are seed coached, with a teacher pre-selected cast where a cast list for each subgroup and selected scenes up to 10 are sent to MFT before the day – for the 11 character roles. Then the ‘cast’ for that group is directed in the rehearsed reading of the text. After the groups reunite and all casts from each group perform its piece before all the other students. MFT adjudicates the best performances [based on language, projection, acting and overall interpretation] and give a small MFT souvenir to the best student.

Maximum number of workshops at any one school in 1 day is 2.

DATES

Season availability: from 2018!

– with notice TERMS 1, 2, 3 and 4

Duration 70 minutes*

* approximate time only plus change of scene times

THE PLOT

A pilot (the narrator) crashes his plane in the middle of the desert a thousand miles from anywhere.
Thinking he’s all alone and with limited water supplies, he starts to attempt to fix his plane. But a young boy suddenly appears one morning as if it was the most natural thing in the world. He demands that the pilot draw him a sheep.
Slowing, through the following days, the pilot, hearing the little prince’s story, rediscovers some truths about the truly important things in life.
The little prince comes from another planet, a very small planet. He leaves due to troubles getting on with his rose and decides to travel to learn about life.
During his journey he visits six planets and meets their inhabitants: a must see experience for students …

What we provide

  • Resumes [free on your first enquiry]
  • Teachers’ pack [full kit and technical plan] upon paid booking
  • transport of our team to your school [if incursion]
  • the costumes and accessories
  • 4 Actors from MFT
  • 1-2 members MFT Production + Surtitles Crew

What we ask the School to organise [incursion]:

  • Venue for show + dressing/preparation area
  • Student attendance/management
  • Payment in advance
  • If an overnight stay is required (regional schools), we do ask for the school to provide meals and accommodation for our team
  • A large white or similar backdrop on stage
  • Minimal lighting and lapel microphones if needed and surtitles equipment
  • Some refreshment (light meal / drinks) for the team [incursion only]
  • Some school furniture
  • laptop, projector + screen for English surtitles and pictures

Student numbers

Minimum student numbers per session/booking/performance :

1. in your school : 100 (no maximum) or

2. in our venue : 50 maximum [payment must be for 50 students even if less]

 

COST, TERMS + CONDITIONS

Costings are during the week – weekend rates – to be advised.

Incursion pricing per student:

  • $11 (metropolitan schools)
  • $16 (country schools)
  • Teachers / school staff: free

Excursion pricing:

  • $13 + a venue fee to be advised
  • Teachers / school staff: free

School Booking fee : $20

For additional animateurs [more fees] depending on numbers and school needs – MFT will have to quote as required and upon request.

  • School Booking fees [separate to the above charges and per workshop/session] are $20
  • Extra full show performances on the same day in addition to one, for each = $200
  • Invoices issue
  • AFTV – enquire with AFTV if your school is a member for a subsidy
  • The Victorian Multicultural Commission offers funding for schools under Multicultural Festivals and Events or for Cultural Diversity Week events
  • the school agrees to provide light refreshments [food and drink]

PRICING POLICY

See Pricing Policy

Send us your Expression of interest

Don’t Miss out – dates fill fast!
When confirmed a tax invoice and materials will be issued to your school.
A full kit + technical / performance requirements sheet is available upon request

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