empowering women through theatre - Byron

🌟 No previous experience is necessary to do this course. The main aim is to explore our expressive creativity, find solidarity... and play! 😀

We are very excited to announce we will be studying and performing ‘The World’s Wife’ a series of poems written by Carol Ann Duffy, a unique collection of satirical poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, which is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology. It gives the women of ancient history - from Mrs Midas, the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, a glorious and powerful voice.

This two term Theatre Performance Course will end in a full evening production at The Byron Theatre on Wednesday eve. 11th December 2019.


In these two 8 week women's theatre courses we will create a safe and supportive space to explore and develop our unique creativity. Over both terms there will be an opportunity for participants to create an amazing production using skills learnt in voice, text analysis, movement, character creation, ensemble and performance.

Please call Philippa on 0422 882 319 for further details or if you have questions. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water and a note book. $220 for EACH 8 week Term. (EB $200). *** 2 TERM DISCOUNT $375 ***

Fridays 9.30am - 12.30 pm. The Community Cabin, Carlyle Street, Byron Bay. 



Philippa Williams Director/Community

Philippa Williams has a Diploma from the London School of Speech and Drama and toured for fifteen years as an actress with Dionysia Theatre, The Rose Theatre Company, The Mask Studio, Portal Productions, Circle X Arts and TaurusVoice Theatre Company.

Philippa ran the Stroud Performing Arts Courses in Gloucestershire, England and has taught, directed, facilitated and worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including schools, colleges, the Mental Health Sector, with teenagers with special needs and in Adult Education.

Philippa has a Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy and an Advanced Diploma in Psychophonetics Counselling. Since coming to Australia seven years ago Philippa has been teaching, facilitating theatre courses and directing community theatre productions.

She has taught at The Actors Workshop in Brisbane, Byron Bay Film and Television School, Cape Byron Steiner School, Shearwater School, The Warehouse Workshop and WeMove Studio. Philippa is passionate about using theatre to empower people and bring communities together.

For the last fifteen years Philippa has been working with groups of women exploring Feminine Archetype themes and creating theatre productions.

“Acting is my way of investigating human nature and having fun at the same time.”
— Meryl Streep