AGES 8-11 We will ignite your child's spark using improvisation, movement and character development to give them a solid base to explore acting and theatre. We tackle voice, breathing, and some advanced performance skills.

AGES 10-14 STAGE STORMS building upon improvisation and character development, starting script analysis and understanding how theatre can inspire and inform. Our exciting workshops guarantee your child's confidence and performance skills jump to an advanced level.

AGES 14 -18 RAPA ENSEMBLE This ensemble group is a mixed age group where each student has performed in at least two RAPA productions and has shown the skills and passion to embrace the unifying creative energies that working together in an ensemble requires.




All DRAMA classes return in 2022- pending any Covid restrictions and Dept of Health advice.


With delays in the development of productions in 2021 because of covid, we BURST into 2022 with the rehearsal and completion of the eight-part radio play series, The Listening Tree, as well as the staging of two productions at the end of the year: "CLUE" for the RAPA ENSEMBLE and "NARNIA" for the STAGE STORMS. Many RAPA actors were cast in short films in 2021, with some of those films taking out awards at the Lantern & Light International Film Festival. The cross-pollination of film and drama will continue in RAPA throughout 2022 with big plans for 2023.



The ENROLMENT FORM is available to download under CONTACT.  NEW enrolments are now being considered.


The classes are run by RAPA founders Mary Salem and Rainsford Towner

AGES 8 - 11  CURRENTLY accepting expressions of interest for 2022

THURSDAY'S during 2022  4.30PM - 5.30PM 

AGES 10 - 14   

Wednesdays 4.30PM - 6PM  


RAPA ENSEMBLE GROUP - an advanced program by invitation only.

FRIDAYS 5.30pm - 7PM  (90 minute class) 

Tecoma Uniting Church Hall


RAPA DRAMA produces a major live production for all students. As well as acting, students are given experience in all areas of a theatre production including backstage and technical development in sound and lighting.



The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe


Two productions were mounted at Burrinja Cultural Centre.

The RAPA Ensemble group created ALICE IN STEAMPUNK LAND, this was an adaptation of Caroll's "Alice in Wonderland" with a mash-up of Kafka's "Metamorphosis".  The work was an  extraordinary production showcasing the wonderful character development capabilities within the group and included song and dance.

The 8-11 year olds staged a premier of a funny absurdist play titled: THE LAST DRAGON'S CHAIR. This group had their audience laughing in delight, and their understanding of character and stage timing was beyond their age.

2019 Three productions;

1. The RAPA Ensemble staged Addams in-Family Feud.

2. The Game Show - 10 - 12 yo

3. Gretchen & the Grudge - RAPA Aardvarks 


Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey.  

Tecoma Uniting Hall: 1566 Burwood Highway, Tecoma

TIN SHED: Belgrave


All Teachers and staff working with RAPA have a current WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

All classes have a minimum and maximum class size

Payment will not be due until confirmation of class

We encourage all parents enrolling their children into RAPA to read our CODE OF ETHICS here:

Please don't hesitate to contact us.