Presented by PROTEA Impro

Dates and times

July 13 | 2:00pm

July 14 | 10:00am

Tickets: $50 per workshop

Two impro workshops with great interstate guests

Sat 13th.

Workshop 1: Impro with Kindness

Anna Renzenbrink (Improv Theatre Sydney)

This workshop shifts the focus from big offers to small gestures, from heightening to caregiving and aims to remind improvisers and their characters of the simple satisfaction that being kind can bring. Participants will need to be familiar with improvised scene work in either performance or workshop settings, be comfortable totake direction and side-coaching and be capable of initiating of offers.

Sunday 14th

Workshop 2: Monologues that Matter

Jason Geary (Thank God You’re Here)

This workshop focuses on character-based monologues, teaching you how to perform impactful and relevant monologues, exploring metaphor, simile, and character creation.

You will learn to ground characters in truthful moments. The workshop aims to equip improvisers with new tools for the stage and beyond. The skills of dialogue creation, character definition and scene-work will be practised through small group exercises, with a masterclass session in the last hour where participants can perform and observe others’ work.

PROTEA Impro’s 2024 season is supported by Salamanca Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

Sunday 7 July 2024

10am Session : suitable for Ages 7 – 10
12noon Session : suitable for Ages 10 – 13

General Admission $30

Kids will collaborate to create songs through drawing and stories

Jen Lush

In this engaging and interactive session, children will embark on a journey of creativity, drawing inspiration from everything around them. This session, led by Jen Lush, a dedicated advocate for enriching children’s lives through the arts, combines music, dance, and storytelling to foster imagination and expression. 

Children will collaboratively craft a unique group composition through their drawings, movement, rhythm creation, and song. By the end of the session, they’ll have created a performance piece to share proudly with their families and friends. 

Jen brings her passion for delivering top-notch arts experiences to children, drawing from her extensive work in early childhood education. With a background in songwriting and expertise in creative movement and music, Jen has facilitated workshops at esteemed institutions like Eden Hills Kindergarten, Inkpot Arts Inc., Carclew, and various arts festivals. 

Join us for a journey of creativity and fun to unleash the power of imagination through music and movement! 

“Jen’s collaboration with us responds to the children’s voices and to their wonderment in the everyday. Jen is able to respond to the children’s voices, ideas and thoughts within a musical instant! She intertwines these with music and we all begin to write a song.” – Tracey-Ann Rankin, Early Childhood Educator, Eden Hills Kindergarten, 2015.

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2024

TICKETS : $215

Experience with magic of songwriting with one of Australia’s leading choral composers, Paul Jarman.

Paul Jarman. Photo credit :KiPhotomedia

Delve into the wonderful world of songwriting with your mentor, nationally respected composer and musical storyteller Paul Jarman. In this intimate and creative songwriting workshop, you will be encouraged create and share stories and songs with new friends.  

This workshop will include an open dialogue of how we write songs. Paul will look at the elements in the songwriters’ toolbox including the nuts and bolts of composing, melodic nuances, finding inspiration and mind set, and integrity in storytelling. 

The workshop schedule will include a preliminary meet-and-greet session in the Singers’ Lounge with Paul and your fellow songwriters. 

Please note that this workshop has limited capacity, to ensure a personal and in-depth experience for participants. 

Saturday 6 July 2024 @ 10:30am

General Admission $50
Concession $37

A short Workshop with the talented Jen Lush, turning poetry into song

Jen Lush

In this fun, explorative and inclusive workshop, experience the myriad ways that words can fly off a page and transform into song, with a room full of open minds and willing voices.

Is there a poem you love and would like to transform into a song? Have you always wanted to sing your favourite poem? Would you like to delve into poetry and discover its possibilities for music?

When crafting a song, music often precedes words – or words become malleable to the musical structure. However, what if the process is flipped? What if the words are fixed within the structure of poetry, challenging the music to adapt and complement them?

Led by Jen Lush, this workshop will guide participants through the fascinating process of transforming contemporary poetry into song, fostering collaboration and creative exploration. Participants will have the opportunity to select a poem—either their own or from a curated collection—and delve into the process of turning it into a song. From there, we’ll discover how musical interpretations can convey the essence of a poem and resonate with a broader audience.

Saturday 6 July 2024 @ 2:00pm

General Admission $50
Concession $37

Joyful and totally unscary Workshop with Rose Wilson

Rose Wilson

Part group singing lesson, part choir session and all joyful and totally unscary, The Unscary Sing Thing is filled with practical tips, beautiful songs and ideas to take with you into your life.  

We’ll pull apart singing baggage and learn useful and impactful vocal techniques for both solo and ensemble singing. We’ll learn effective and enjoyable warm-ups, little songs to weave into your day, harmony choir songs and some singalong moments as we explore simple and practical vocal techniques to help you understand and develop your voice.

The workshop is for all humans of any experience level, from absolute beginners to those who just can’t seem to stop themselves from singing. 

Workshop Date :
Sunday 9 June 2024 
2pm – 4pm

Taroona Collage Club is bringing its weekly goodness to Salamanca Arts Centre in June – in conjunction with the exhibition Patience by Sarah White.
Come along for a relaxing session of cutting, pasting and creating.

Taroona Collage Club hosts a weekly open drop-in collage session for beginners and dedicated collage enthusiasts alike to flip through vintage books and create weird and wonderful artworks.

Cost : $10 (+BF)
All materials are provided (abundant books, magazines, glue sticks, scissors), all you need to bring is yourself.
No experience necessary!

Opening Dates :
Friday 7 – Sunday 16 June 2024  
10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday

Opening Event :
Friday 7 June 2024, 5pm – 7pm

Workshop : Taroona Collage Club x SAC :
Sunday 9 June 2024, 2pm – 4pm

Patience is a series of experimental works on paper by Hobart-based artist Sarah White that reflect on the lessons and consolations of nature.

Botanical art traditionally aims to convey scientific truths about the natural world. This series of works instead invites the viewer to turn that enquiry inward, and to contemplate what the observation of nature and natural rhythms has to teach us about ourselves, our secret truths and our impermanence.

Depicting natural cycles of genesis and death, the images of this series are a meditation on our place in the universe. They are a quiet invocation to be patient with life’s unfolding, and to be present while it does.

Patience is also about the creative act itself. It functions as a visual metaphor for artistic cycles of creation and destruction, the role of repetition in art-making, and the value of patience for all artistic development and practice.

Sarah White works across painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Her background in science and health research informs her work in terms of an interest in how close, careful observation yields heightened awareness, a greater understanding of ourselves, and a more compassionate view of the world.

A life in the balance.
Twelve people.
One verdict.

Twelve Angry Jurors is a variation on the well-known play and movie, ‘Twelve Angry Men’ originally written by Reginald Rose in 1954, and adapted by Sherman L. Sergel.

A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma, as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial, and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…

Witness a ‘BRILLIANT’, ‘RIVETING’, ‘TRIUMPH’ of a show.

Still acclaimed as being as relevant as ever, Pepperberry Theatre‘s May 2024 production will be set in contemporary Australia and features an outstanding cast of Tasmanian talent. The play centres on the deliberation of a jury who must decide on any reasonable doubt in the case of a youth, “from the wrong side of the tracks,” on trial for the murder of his abusive father.

The play’s major themes of racism, equality and justice are still as relevant today as they were in the 1950s and are aptly reflected in the characters of the play who, subconsciously and unintentionally, begin to show their deeply rooted prejudices and staunch judgements.

This challenging ensemble work, directed by Robert Jarman, presents these twelve, cleverly written characters in such a poignant and significant way that will connect and resonate with audiences on many levels, from beginning to end.

Robert Jarman

Kate Choraziak, Arin Dean, Paul Dellas, Chris Hamley, Bil Heit, Tommy Howard, Virginia Kamino, Paul Levett, Benedicta McGeown, Clare Pearson, Di Richards, Laura White

Adult: $55
Concession: $45
Student: $30

Presented by PROTEA Impro

Dates and times

20 Feb – 6:30pm

27 Feb – 6:30pm

5 Mar – 6:30pm

12 Mar – 6:30pm

19 Mar – 6:30pm

All tickets $200 for five weeks. Weeks not sold separately.

A five week course in the fundamentals of improvised theatre.

You’ve been asking for it, so here it is:

YES we have classes now! A whole five week course INTRO TO IMPRO with Matt Wilson.

A course designed to give you a solid skill base in improvisation fundamentals and how to enjoy yourself while you are at it.

Starts Tuesday Feb 20 and runs weekly until Tuesday March 19.

Matt Wilson is the co-artistic director of PROTEA Impro. He is an improviser with years of experience and has performed and taught extensively in Tasmania as well as nationally and internationally.

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

Actor’s Studio ‘24 is a series of monthly acting workshops aimed at actors and performers wanting to refresh or build their skills.

Actor’s Studio ‘24 is a series of monthly acting workshops aimed at actors and performers wanting to refresh or build their skills.

It’s a space to play, practise and perform! Work with your artistic peers and flex a wide variety acting & performance skills on a regular basis.

Each monthly workshop will be facilitated by a different tutor,  an experienced and professional Tasmanian performer / acting coach aimed to give you 10 months of varied skills practise during 2024

Whether you just want to PLAY, BUILD YOUR PERFORMANCE SKILLS, PRACTISE & LEARN MORE the Actors’ Studio ’24 is the space and time for you. It’s your creative outlet to join like-minded artists at a regular time and a familiar space. Work with and learn from industry professionals outside your usual theatrical circles – meet tutors, performers, directors from all areas of lutrawita/Tasmania.

– Sunday morning workshops will be held from 10am-2pm each month from Feb-Nov ‘24

– workshops can be booked individually, or in packages of 3, 5, 10 with discounts on each package

* Actors’ Studio ’24 is supported by Salamanca Arts Centre


1) Sunday 25th February  :  MICHELLE WILLIAMS – Choreo in Performance

2) Sunday 17th March  :  ROBERT JARMAN – Don’t Tell Me, Show Me; Working Well with Directors

3) Sunday 28th April  :  ANDREW CASEY – Stage Combat Skills

4) Sunday 26th May  :  PENNY MCDONALD – Alexander Technique for Actors

5) Sunday 23rd June  :  JUSTUS NEUMANN – Thinking Strictly Forbidden! Presence on Stage and in Life; Improvisation & Spontaneous Storytelling

6) Sunday 28th July  :  JULIE WADDINGTON – The Kinaesthetic Actor; Physical Actor Training & Approaches to Text

7) Sunday 25th August :  JEFF KEVIN – Shakespearean Technique: From the Page to the Floor

8) Sunday 29th September  :  JANE LONGHURST – Playing in Staging; How Actors Work

9) Sunday 27th October  :   CHRIS JACKSON – Physiovocal & Integrated Training

10) Sunday 24th November  :  BEN WINSPEAR – Directing Techniques – for Actors