Work! It’s an experience wraps up in Melbourne

Year 10s can be a fickle bunch. But their reception of our drama about first jobs has really blown us away.

With 23 performances to over 2,500 students Work! It’s an experience has been an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking introduction to producing a drama incursion and workshop to secondary schools.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the May season such a great success. Red Stitch Actors Theatre cast members Tim Potter, Rosie Lockhart and Chrissy O’Neill; writer Peter Houghton; director Anne Browning and stage manager Melissa McNab.

Kudos to Bartholomew Walsh our wonderful MC who kept the questions flowing in our workshop Q and A and to our generous panel guests who answered some tricky questions from students.

ACTU Worksite for Schools also wishes to thank the following unions for their support ACTU, SDA, United Voice, AEU, VIEU and Victorian Trades Hall Council.

We are working on making the incursions available to regional areas of Victoria in 2014.
To enquire about the play for your students, call Kim Hall at Edunity on 9534 2833 or email [email protected]

It was perfect. The actors were incredible in their delivery of a very relevant issue to our students.I have strongly recommended we include this event in our curriculum in 2014.

Barbara Smith, Work Education Coordinator, Patterson River Secondary College

It was terrific – important messages delivered in a very entertaining way.

Angela Moylan, Careers Coordinator, University High School.

A very worthwhile presentation, which highlighted a range of important issues in an entertaining and accessible manner.

Margaret Rooney, Careers Pathways Coordinator, Our Lady of Sion College, Box Hill

We really liked the play and thought it was very funny! It was informative about different situations faced at work.

Year 10 student at Sacred Heart Girls College, Oakleigh.


Prepare your students for work experience

Tim, Sonja and Ngaire perform Work! It's an experience by Peter Houghton.

We’ve got together with the ACTU and Red Stitch Actors Theatre to create a fast-paced, informative drama and discussion panel about getting and keeping your first job.

Work! It’s an experience comes to your school, with all actors, props and panel guests.

The play highlights different issues that students may face within their first working experience, including correct pay and conditions, safe and fair workplace, getting skills and dealing with bullying.

Students will:

    • Learn how to deal with tricky work situations.


    • Get the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with an expert panel.


    • Learn about employer expectations and their responsibilities.


    • Learn about their rights to correct pay and conditions, a safe and fair workplace, getting skills and dealing with bullying.



With a limited season in May 2013, book your incursion now to avoid disappointment.


Call 9534 2833, email [email protected] or visit