What is the play about?
Tim’s new boss is cool, but wants to pay him cash-in-hand. Sonja’s not sure if her new co-worker is a bit bitchy or a real bully while Ngaire dreams of a warehouse apartment in Fitzroy while avoiding the wandering eye of her pizza shop boss.
With lots of laughs and a little pathos Work! It’s an experience brings real workplace situations to life and encourages young people to speak up if something is not right.
This fast-paced, action packed theatre performance, involves three Red Stitch Actors and runs for 60 minutes.
For a sneak peek and to hear comments from students who have previously participated, click here.
“We really like it and thought it was very funny! It was informative about different situations faced at work.” Year 10 student at Sacred Heart Girls College, Oakleigh
The panel will be made up of a union member, a representative from an employer and a facilitator.
Students can ask questions and share their own experiences of their first jobs, learn about employer expectations and their rights, and where to go if they need extra help.
The performance is for students from Year 9 – 10.
Unfortunately, for the May season we can only accommodate Melbourne metropolitan suburbs, extending into Geelong.
Currently we are not able to accommodate other states.
Yes, we are able to accommodate two sessions per day, so a school could have a morning session and an afternoon session on the same day.
Each incursion, including the one hour theatre performance and one hour panel discussions and workshop, including actors, props and panel guests visiting your school is $1,500 + GST.
If having two sessions at your school in one day the cost will be $3,000 + GST.
The theatre performance will run first, running time approximately 60 minutes. There will then be a short 15 minute break, with the workshop running for a further 60 minutes.
We request access to
- a large space that would accommodate students and provide a clear space for actors to perform
- an area which is not located in a walk through space or will provide distractions/high level of noise from other students.
We request that the performance does not take place in a gym environment.
Preferable (but not essential)
- Access to sound equipment to connect a laptop to
- Chairs for students to sit on
Please note: a classroom teacher for each participating class must remain present throughout the entire length of the incursion.
Yes, we will require access to the venue approximately one hour prior to the start time of our performance, to ensure we are set-up and prepared.
At the conclusion of the incursion, we will require approximately 30 minutes to pack-up.
When a booking is confirmed, a 14 day invoice will be sent and schools will have a five school day cooling off period after which a cancellation fee will apply.
Performances cancelled after the cooling off period will incur a 25% charge of the total incursion cost. If cancelled within one week of the incursion date you will incur a 50% charge of the total incursion cost.
Any bookings cancelled within 48 hours of the incursion will incur a 100% charge of the total incursion cost.
If your school would like to participate but for various reasons including financial difficulty, you are unable to get involved, please call us on 8330 1930 to discuss a special needs application.
Worksite for Schools
ACTU Worksite for Schools is a highly successful, long running website that provides useful information and fact sheets, a work experience diary, quizzes and competitions as well as assistance for students to ensure they know their rights in the workplace.
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
The ACTU is the peak union body representing 46 affiliated unions and the interests of almost 2 million workers across Australia.
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Since 2002 Red Stitch has emerged as one of Australia’s most successful independent theatre companies, unique in its ensemble structure, managed and staffed largely by the actors, with a core team of dedicated technical and design crew.
Edunity is a specialist agency that produces educational campaigns for the government and community sector. We have extensive experience in producing education resources that are committed to a process that enriches the experience of all participants and leaves a lasting legacy of skills and confidence.