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Drama/HSC Coaching


Voice Coaching & Presentaion Skills


English Language and Accent         Coaching






        Joanna Hempel
        9518 4615












Joanna Hempel is a writer with         over thirty plays to her credit. She was director of the Armidale School         of Youth Drama for almost twenty years. Her published plays have become         classics, studied and performed by youth theatres, and English and Drama students around Australia, USA and Canada. She wrote close to one hundred         comic sketches, as well as two adult plays for the New England Theatre         Company, variously staged at the Arts Theatre at the University of New         England, the Drama Studio, the Armidale Playhouse, and the Valhalla in         Glebe, Sydney. She recently completed a set of seven dramatic monologues,         tiltled Doors, capturing women of various ages         at pivotal moments in their lives.


From 2001 to 2012 she was a regular         contributor to Soirees Litteraires and, from 2006 to 2010, was its director,         organising monthly speakers on European literature and writers at the         New South Wales Writers' Centre in Sydney.


In 2001 Joanna began coaching adults         and teenagers in her Attic Studio in Sydney - in drama, voice and English         language. She now divides her time between Sydney, the Hunter Valley and         Warsaw. While doing her research and writing in Warsaw she enjoys coaching         people in English.




'A wondrous journey into the exciting and creative         depths of drama
- Yr 11 student, Newtown High         School of the Performing Arts




'Thank you for stretching and         refining my voice and movement. I now have a job with Sky television in         London'
Singaporean student with MA in Media from University of Sydney




Over the years         Joanna Hempel shared her techniques as a         drama and performance specialist with Australian students of drama and         English, and with teachers of drama and English in colleges and at conferences         inter-state & overseas. A graduate in Psychology, History and English         from the University of Sydney, Joanna later trained in Theatre, gaining         an M.Litt at the University of New England, Armidale. With a Polish-Lithuanian         background tempered by Russian, English and Australian influences, she         was born in Edinburgh, spent her childhood in England, but attended school         and university in Australia.