Our stars, both young and young at heart are very excited to come to our marvellous classes each week and they find them fulfilling, rewarding and above all else they are fun. The emphasis is on building confidence for shy students and for outgoing children it is a perfect avenue to showcase their talents. All students learn about the skills, technique and discipline required for performance. Our nurturing program encourages students to develop at their own pace and work on their strengths and rise to new and stimulating challenges. We focus on voice projection, diction and enunciation through acting and storytelling in a fabulous theatre environment.
We play games to inspire imagination and creativity and each term we work towards an end of term performance such as plays or monologues that are specifically written for the students. Our young thespians love dressing up and performing for family and friends on our real theatre stage with theatrical lighting.
Our musical theatre classes are perfect for children and teens who adore singing and dancing. Each term we learn new show tunes and routines that students perform for an audience at our end of term concert.
We also run classes for adults who want to learn more about the fundamentals of the performing arts and brush up on skills for presentations and public speaking. Our classes focus on audition techniques, character development, script analysis, improvisation, stage craft, vocal work and unlocking potential.
D.K Productions was established in 2001 and offer classes weekdays after school for our twinkling stars- preps to grade two; rising stars- grade three to six; shining stars- secondary school students and evenings for our master class- adult students. We also run enjoyable and entertaining school holiday workshops too!
Debbie has been a passionate performer all her life and as a little girl always played make-believe and adored participating in school productions throughout primary and secondary school.
Debbie joined Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG) in 1985 and performed in The Bride and the Bachelor, East Lynne and Busybody. With Mordialloc Light Opera Company (MLOC) Debbie was cast in The Pajama Game; Gigi; Kismet; Dimboola and Stepping Out and with MOTTS: Stepping Out. In 1996 Debbie joined Beaumaris Theatre Inc. and performed various roles with relish in: Table Manners; Run For Your Wife; Sisterly Feelings; Bedroom Farce; Murdered to Death; The Wizard of Oz; The 50th Anniversary Panto Revue; You Get What You Pay For- Revue; Nobody’s Perfect; Dreamchild- Alice’s Musical Adventures; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Little Women; Dimboola; Fawlty Towers (2009 and 2011) and Une Belle Farce. In 2006, 2007 and 2011 Debbie portrayed Mrs Tamar Ebden in the historical presentations of The Jewel by the Sea at Black Rock House. In 2013 and 2014 Debbie was cast as aviatrixes Jean Batten and Freda Thompson in Legends of the Skies Series I & II at The Australian National Aviation Museum.
In 2003 Debbie made her directorial debut and her directorial credits include Return to the Forbidden Planet; Smiley- the Musical; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; Steel Magnolias; Charlotte’s Web; Anne of Green Gables; Peter Pan; The Sound of Music; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Happy Days- A New Musical; 13- A New Musical and The Little Mermaid JR.
She has been an active committee member and office bearer at Beaumaris Theatre Inc. since 2002 and is an extremely proud Life Member. Prior to D.K Productions Debbie was a children’s party entertainer and involved in theatre in education projects as a performer for Our Planet Enterprises. She also has several film and television credits as well.
For more information about our classes, free first class, timetable and cost please call or email Debbie Keyt on 0401 450 979 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“I cannot speak highly enough of Debbie Keyt’s children’s drama classes! Our daughter has learnt how to project her voice and speak confidently in front of an audience and has gained wonderful friendships and increased self- esteem in the process. Debbie is a wonderful role model for all of the children and encourages them in a way that they achieve their personal best. Whether your child is a budding actor or actress or is shy and reserved they will benefit from these classes.”
Cindy Orchard- parent
"It has been very satisfying to observe the growth, development and confidence build in my sons throughout their time at D.K Productions. The skills they have gained and continue to gain are invaluable. My boys cannot wait for their weekly drama class!! I highly recommend Debbie Keyt’s program to any child who dreams of being on stage and expressing themselves through drama”.Kim Valance- parent
“Attending the Drama Masterclass at D.K Productions provides the adult actor an extensive and varied platform to learn, improve and extend theatre and acting crafts. As a teacher and an expert in her field, Debbie Keyt gives students opportunity to explore all areas of performance and enhance opportunity through support, direction and teaching. The community spirit and camaraderie which exists in the class offers another dimension to a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding learning environment. Encouragement is continually offered to participants to perform and to audition and the atmosphere is one of professionalism, fun and creativity. Highly recommended to the adult student who wants to increase knowledge and enhance performing skills in a caring, supportive, informative and professional environment.”Lynda French- Adult student DK Productions Masterclass
“I started D.K drama classes when I was 14 years old. Right from the get go I was welcomed with new friends and a really supportive teacher. Within weeks of classes I was auditioning for shows and finding a confidence in myself that I never knew I had. The classes themselves are fun and a great way to unwind after school with other kids in your age group and Debbie Keyt is a strong role modelwho helped me reach a potential I was unaware of. I only wish I could go back to being 14 and do it all again!”Chris Hunter- D.K Productions graduate
“D.K Productions really boosted my confidence as a young performer, I really enjoyed playing multiple improvisational games which allowed us to think on the spot and be super creative in sticky situations”Bec Bull- D.K Productions graduate
"I love my drama classes because it’s cool, I get to act on stage with an audience. It’s fun and I love it”.Tyg age 9
"I love my drama classes because they are fun and I can be myself. I’ve made heaps of friends. I’ve learned to communicate properly and acting makes me happy. Debbie is the kind of teacher who understands children really well and is always so nice to talk to. She has taught me how to project my voice. I am a better actor because of her classes"Rad age 12