Tantrum Youth Arts Reptilia: An Adventure in Cold Blood workshop helps entertain kids in school holidays

IMAGINE what would happen if humans disappeared and reptiles took over.

These school holidays, children will explore this scenario in Tantrum Youth Arts' four-day drama program.

Tantrum Youth Arts develops inclusive arts programs for young people, in which they can learn about a variety of drama techniques in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Reptilia: An Adventure in Cold Blood will give children the tools to write, produce and star in a stage show set in an alternative world run by cold-blooded critters.

During the program, to be held at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, children will observe wildlife, create characters and write their own parts with help from Tantrum mentors.

Participants will be coached in stage techniques and costumes will be created from recycled materials and imaginations.

The young actors will apply their newly learnt skills in a production of Reptilia for their friends and family to watch.

■ Tantrum Youth Arts presents their four-day program Reptilia: An Adventure in Cold Blood at the Hunter Wetlands Centre, April 14 to 17, 10am to 3pm. Cost is $150 per child.

Go to tantrum.org.au to register. Performances are on April 17, at noon and 2pm, and are open to the public. Prices are $10 adults, $5 children and free for under-threes. Tickets include entry to the wetlands.

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