Scotty Wings (Scott Sneddon) is a performance poet, physical theatre practitioner and event host based in Melbourne, Australia. He facilitates workshops in spoken word, physical theatre and creativity.
Scotty assists people to develop skills in communication, self-confidence, creativity and collaboration through workshops. These include theatre, performance, poetry, poetry slam, physical theatre and immersive theatre. Ages range from primary school (ages 7-12), high school (ages 13-17) and above.
He has performed and written shows for festivals, galleries and arts organisations in NSW, VIC and QLD as well as internationally in Malaysia and Singapore. His work has been presented at The Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth World and Melbourne Fringe Festivals; Undercover Arts Festival; Melbourne Comedy Festival; and independently in spaces both site-specific and traditional theatres across the world. Scott has lectured in drama at Melbourne University, Trinity College.
Poetry in Education:
Scotty is a spoken word mentor and performance poetry teacher and has facilitated workshops at schools from Tasmania (the Hobart Cluster Schools program), Mackay (Mirani SHS) and Kelvin Grove State College, as well as Far North QLD with Brisbane Writers Festival and QLD Poetry Festival. Since 2013 he has been a regular Artist In Residence at Kelvin Grove State College, facilitating poetry slams, performance events and immersive theatre projects. These workshops are great for anyone beginning a poetry component at their school, or for learners where English may be a second language. Scott fuses hiphop, games, rhythm, poetry, science fiction and comedy to make for an engaging exploration into the English language, performance and writing skills.
An example of standard workshop facilitation:
Poetry and poetry slam:
• 1-off sessions in classroom – performance and mini-workshop (30 students max) (1+ hour)
• 1-off school hall performance and interactive workshop (100+ students) (45 minutes to 1 hour)
• Multi-session engagement in classrooms. And/or –
• Hosting and organisation of in-school Poetry Slam competition.