NAC-AEP


The National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) aims to provide all students with access to quality arts education programmes. The NAC-AEP is a database of specially selected arts education programmes that schools can purchase using an annual grant to subsidise part of the cost.

Faust offers 6 Exposure Programmes and 5 Experience Programmres endorsed by the NAC-AEP. Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. For primary schools and secondary schools, there is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.

FOR PRESCHOOLS

  1. Faust Drama Workshop
    As part of the NAC Pre-School Initiatives, Faust offers a series of customizable workshops, which explore existing stories using a variety of drama tools and media. The students will be transported into the world of the story using their physicality and imagination to create the characters and their surroundings. They will also get the opportunity to bring the story to life from page to stage.

  2. Peter & The Wolf for Preschoolers
    This superb dramatisation of Peter & the Wolf, accompanied by movement, dialogue and Sergey Prokofiev's musical score, provides an enthralling performance for young people. Come and watch this tale of a brave young boy who takes it upon himself to go out hunting for a dangerous wolf. Peter fails to heed the words of warning from his wise old grandfather, and without the slightest fear ventures forward with a bird, a duck, and a cat. Smart and quick-witted, our young hero involves his new friends to help capture the wolf and make sure no other animals fall prey.

NOTE:
Only selected pre-school centres, partnered by NAC, will receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP. Please email preschool_aep@nac.gov.sg for queries regarding the Pre-School Initiatives.

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
  1. Junior Actors
    This workshop teaches the basics of acting and the positive attitude needed to work as a team. Through collaborative learning, students will be given plenty of opportunities to develop their acting skills while working toward a simple performance.

  2. Stage Kids
    This series of workshops explore an existing story using a variety of drama tools and media. The students will be transported into the world of the story using their physicality and imagination to create the characters and their surroundings. They will also get the opportunity to bring the story to life from page to stage.

  3. Peter & The Wolf [recommended for Lower Primary & Special Education Schools]
    This superb dramatisation of Peter & the Wolf, accompanied by movement, dialogue and Sergey Prokofiev's musical score, provides an enthralling performance for young people. Come and watch this tale of a brave young boy who takes it upon himself to go out hunting for a dangerous wolf. Peter fails to heed the words of warning from his wise old grandfather, and without the slightest fear ventures forward with a bird, a duck, and a cat. Smart and quick-witted, our young hero involves his new friends to help capture the wolf and make sure no other animals fall prey.

  4. Poetry Planet [For all primary levels]
    Planet Poetry is in crisis, all of the poems keep disappearing. It is up to schoolgirl Daisy Donovan, with a little help from an eccentric alien called Quinn and her talented friends in the audience to overcome the wicked Dr Vondampenburg and restore poetic paradise.

    Journey with us as we learn about rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes and metaphors and how to perform poetry. Using poems from around the world and from different ages this show takes you on an adventure where you, the audience, help Daisy and Quinn bring poetry back to life through a series of challenges.

  5. Splat! [For all primary levels. Also suitable for Lower Secondary]
    Welcome to a world of rhythm and rhyme! Splat! Is an exciting mix of poetic styles beautifully brought to life with a dramatic twist. This show introduces new poems and some old ones too, a dash of the classic and contemporary. Many poetic styles are involved, and these include narratives, limericks, couplets, ballads, acrostics and more. Poets featured include Spike Milligan, Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, E.E. Cummings. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to give your students a poetry performance that will captivate their imagination!

    Visit http://faustworld.com/touring_splat.asp to watch a snippet of the show.

FOR SECONDARY & TERTIARY SCHOOLS
  1. An Actor's Toolkit
    In this workshop, students are introduced to the fundamentals of performance through improvisation, script analysis and/or the study of monologue materials. Special emphasis is placed on the study of practitioners, interpretation and translation of the dramatic script as the basis for exploration of characterisation, motivation and transition.

  2. Improvising & Devising Theatre
    Improvisation is an important part of any actors’ training, it help us out when things go wrong onstage, makes us creative when thinking of ideas and gives us confidence in difficult situations. In this workshop, students will explore using their improvisation skills in different ways, using props, making characters and getting to grips with reacting to someone else's ideas. Students learn to work as a team. As a company, they learn to support each other during performances.

  3. An Improv Jam: Speak Good English Lah! [For all Secondary & Tertiary levels. Can be customised for Upper Primary students]
    Improvisation is not just for jazz, rap battles, theatre and comedy. Principles of improvisation can be applied to one’s attitude towards learning and everyday situations. It can help one to cope with uncomfortable situations, creatively offer ideas, gain confidence to explore and approach learning with a fun and positive attitude. In this programme, some students will be invited on stage to participate in improvisational games like "Translator" and "Alphabet Scenes". These lucky students will get the chance to jam with professional improvisers and have a go at applying these principles in practice. They will get to learn how they can utilise these principles in their capacity as students. For example, they can apply the principles of improvisation to practise using the English Language and explore grammar rules.

  4. All the World's a Stage [For all Secondary & Tertiary levels. Can be customised for Upper Primary students]
    Our talented actors will introduce a selection of Shakespeare’s works in a way both authentic to their origins yet accessible to a modern-day audience. Join us on our whistle-stop tour, from his most popular to his less well known. Using some of the Shakespeare’s Tragedies, Comedies and Histories including Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

    Be prepared to get involved for, as the great man once said....'All the world’s a Stage and all the men and women merely players’.