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Drama Teaching Opportunity in China

Y.H English and Drama provides English drama learning programmes to Chinese students in Shanghai, China.
Wanted: two experienced Drama teachers for our English Summer Schools from 8th to 21st July 2018 in Shanghai, China.

China return air tickets will be paid.
Accommodation and some meals will also be provided.
Teaching hours: 4-5 hours/day 5 days a week.
Full information here.
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Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here

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Angela Michaels and Amari Harris

Angela Michaels is a drama facilitator, director and theatre maker. She has a broad spectrum of experience designing and delivering workshop programmes as well as INSET training, working in education and community settings. Angela was co-founder of Pop Up Theatre’s ‘Equal Voice’ programme, which was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary. Angela was also Associate Director from 2008-12 at the Half Moon Young People's Theatre, and managed all the participatory and education projects as well as directing 4 national tours and creating other work that played at the Half Moon. Angela’s most recent directing projects are The Tragedian, which toured to Basle and excerpts from Chiggerfoot Boys and Sankara at the National Theatre Studio, also Shadow Games which is touring to schools and colleges in London. Angela believes in the power of theatre and drama processes as a catalyst for transformation and change, that enables positive growth in the individual and hence society.

Amari Harris is a freelance theatre practitioner and former member of Rewrite’s REACT Drama group. Since graduating from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Amari has performed ensemble and one man shows in venues and festivals in England and abroad. He also works with theatre and educational establishments across London, including delivering workshops for organisations such as Punchdrunk and Theatre Peckham. Amari has been with Rewrite from the age of 14. He enjoys working with Rewrite’s young people and hopes he can inspire them just as he was inspired when he was a youth member. He is very passionate about creating and investigating different forms of drama, and is excited to have the opportunity to pass on his knowledge to the younger generation.

Coming up


Masks and Half Masks with Trestle

Saturday 30th June 2018: 10-5pm
Venue: Diorama Arts Centre

This fun, accessible workshop from Trestle Theatre Company will help strengthen your practice of using Trestle full masks and half masks as a tool for both theatre and social development. The work consists of experiencing exercises and learning teaching techniques to develop physical awareness, mask performance and creative devising.
More information and book at Trestle
Member booking at Member Trestle
Book via Eventbrite.


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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.