Would you like UpStage to visit your school?


Upstage can deliver workshops of any duration and focus you choose.

We can provide RFF and a fun drama program implementing NESA outcomes for your staff on a weekly basis, or customise a One-Off workshop intensive applied to an HSC text or practitioner.

We’ve also had success in implementing effective programs aimed at improving student self-esteem and well-being. These programs use team building and creative expression to build core communication and problem solving skills within the student group.

School workshops are taught by NESA (NSW Educational Standards) accredited teachers.

Please get in touch for a tailored quote to suit your needs.

Ann has been delivering her Drama program at our school for the past three years.

Ann explicitly teaches students to explore and develop self-awareness and expression in an inclusive learning environment and… Our students absolutely love it!

Ann assists students in the development of voice projection, creativity and self-confidence, essential and transferable skills to effective social interaction.

She has been a fabulous asset to our school and our students.

I highly recommend Ann’s Drama program!
— Tanya Strang, Assistant Principal, Morpeth Public School


Meet Your teacher

Ann Croger BA Dip Ed.
Teaches: All age groups and classes! Adults too.
Co- director of UpStage

When Ann was a little girl she used to be teased by her brothers for performing to herself in front of the mirror. Thankfully she was able to funnel her passion for performance into a way of life.

Ann has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Drama and a Diploma of Education. She has over 25 years extensive experience in teaching K – 12 students in NSW State and Catholic schools and loves connecting with students creatively through drama.

Ann has been responsible for helping to implement and facilitate such performing arts programs as Hunter Drama Camp and the Creative Arts Camp for the Dept of Education. She also helped co-ordinate auditions for Hunter School of the Performing Arts, where she was a permanent member of staff for 10 years.

Ann has been in theatre for most of her life and has directed almost 20 productions for Young People’s Theatre, University of Newcastle, Hunter School of the Performing Arts, Tocal Homestead and UpStage Youth Theatre, collaborating with some of the Hunter’s best creative and performing artists. 

When Ann’s at home she likes a cup of tea and a good book (and can sometimes be caught quoting Shakespeare in the mirror!).