empowering women through theatre - Byron

In this 13 week women's theatre course we will continue to create a safe space to work with movement, improvisation, creative writing, voice and mask work. 

Over the term we will share stories, develop our theatrical language and create individual and group work.

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

For those women that choose to there is the opportunity to perform in a showcase at The Rochdale Theatre on the last night of the Lismore Womens Festival on 9th March and then to develop our work further to create a choreographed show to perform at the Byron Theatre on 10th April. 

What’s our theme? Hmm... let’s dream on that one. Maybe it won’t emerge until we meet in January.

Please call Philippa on 0422 882 319 for further details or if you have questions. (Subsidies may be possible for women with lived experience of DV.) Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water and a note book.

$335 for the 13 week Term. ($300 EARLYBIRD till 7 Jan)

Friday 18 January - Friday 12 April 2019. 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