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Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

Current Drama jobs here.
To advertise your Drama job please contact
londondrama1@gmail.com


Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.


Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.


Publications

Order

 

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


London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more


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Maria Evans

Dr Maria Evans has nearly thirty years' experience in a range of arts and education contexts as a drama teacher, trainer, researcher, consultant, examiner, leader and speaker. She has worked for a number of theatre organisations including Cheek by Jowl and the RSC. She was the RSC’s Director of Education from 2004-2008. She recently completed a PhD on the teaching of Shakespeare and has returned to the RSC to manage its teacher development programme.

Shakespeare ‘text detectives’: exploring how rehearsal room approaches can open up interpretational choices

This session is aimed at drama teachers wanting to explore or develop rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare. Adapting practices used to help actors tackle Shakespeare’s plays, this taster session will focus on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The session will explore using a key speech as an entry point into the play. It will look at ways of working with students as ‘text detectives’ to unearth clues in the text that will develop understanding and open up interpretational choices. There will be ample opportunities to discuss adaptability to other Shakespeare plays, as well as transferability to other theatre texts.

Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2018: Drama and the Crunch

Thursday 5th March & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Early Bird Booking is now available for London Drama's next two day non-residential Conference.
More info and Non Member Booking at Drama and The Crunch Conference
Members Booking (log in needed) at Drama and The Crunch Conference (members)
Concession NM Booking at Conference (NM Concessions)
Member concessions at Conference (Member Concessions)


Surveys

Drama Networks Survey
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.


Courses Survey
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


Mapping Drama Practice
Take the Survey of Drama Practice: it will only take a minute


Organisations

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.