With a strong focus on strengthening group dynamics and building trust, participants will explore characterisation through group games, improvisation, mime and role-play. There will be an opportunity to display work at the end of the drama workshop.
More in-depth than the Drama Workshop, including developing story-telling and tableau skills, and using hats and props. You may have a theme in mind or it could be decided by the group. Participants will work towards performing a play or a series of sketches at the end of the day.
1 day: 5yrs+
Using techniques from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed and Image Theatre, there will be a strong emphasis on building trust and learning assertiveness techniques to change outcomes. Using improvisation, mask work, sensory games and tableau.
A short piece of Forum Theatre will be performed at the end of the day
1 day: 11yrs+
To build strengths, relationships and teamwork skills to create a physical performance. Using group games, improvisation, mask work, mime, physical theatre, slapstick, stage combat and tableau. Learning how to draw an audience on the street and developing performance techniques. No street theatre experience necessary but ideal for drama students. To devise several sketches or one big show, to be performed on the Saturday afternoon in a local town centre or perhaps at a festival or other outdoor event.
5 days during half-term
plus the Saturday to perform: 10yrs +
Tom has a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources covering many issues affecting the lives of children and young people including alcohol, bullying, child protection, citizenship, crime, diversity, domestic violence, drugs, gender, healthy lifestyles, homelessness, Internet safety, mental health, relationships, sexuality, transition from primary to secondary school and unemployment.
Participants will explore issues affecting their lives to create and produce a piece of Theatre in Education, to be toured to their peers at other local schools and youth centres/projects.
A weekly after school workshop for 6 weeks, followed by 5 days during half-term, plus performances: 11yrs+