Scott Alderdice was a professional theatre director before taking up a position as Lecturer in Acting at the University of Southern Queensland in 1998.
Since that time he has been fortunate enough to have worked with some of Queensland’s finest young developing actors. Along the way he co-founded (with Stafford Mortenson) in 2004 the USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival. As Artistic Director of the festival, Scott has directed Hamlet(2004), Macbeth(2007), Romeo & Juliet(2008), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011) and Richard 111(2012), and has written and directed the clown productions Clown Verona (2005) and Tempest in a Teacup (2009).
Scott’s 2001 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Empire featured in the award-winning 6-part ABC documentary ‘The Show’.
In late 2008 Scott began developing an idea for utilizing an online platform to explore ways to make the study of Shakespeare more accessible, more fun and more of a shared and creative experience for primary, secondary and even tertiary students. It has been a long time in the making.
Cassie’s professional career includes working with the Education and Outreach department at both the University of Southern Queensland and the Children & Youth Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology.
She is passionate about working collaboratively alongside artists in the development of collaborate new works across communities. In 2012 Cassie completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts in Theatre [USQ] and the following year completed her Post-graduate degree in Senior Education [QUT].
Cassie’s artistic endeavours have been framed by collaborative projects that depict, challenge and excite audiences about our emerging community culture. What motivates her commitment to a project is collaboration, new work, and story-telling that is articulated through the body, an animation of space, a suspension or manipulation of time and concepts that seek to alter perception of the ‘everyday.’
This has been translated into the development of this site, whereby she has explored extending the accessibility and connectivity of teachers, students and artists across the world through the multimodal documentation of resources, insights & interactive opportunities that this site provides.
Christie Tickle is a Drama and English secondary teacher who has taught in Australia and the United Kingdom.
She has experience in community arts facilitation in rural communities, education based settings and within theatre companies.
Christie studied her undergraduate degree at USQ and received her MA in Theatre Education from Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
The Working with Shakespeare project, has been headed up by USQ’s Scott Alderdice.
The site is aimed at creating an interactive online Shakespeare resource for schools, academics and arts professionals.
This online domain is full of print and filmed educational resource and activities, recordings of live performances, video essays as well as opportunities for online interaction.
We have developed a portal to compartmentalize the ample opportunities we have when exploring Shakespeare’s text.
WE. WANT. YOU.
With your interaction in the community – you can help create, shape, and reshape the site and its content.