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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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Personal Reflection on London Drama and Post 16

Giulia James says: 'London Drama has informed enriched and provided ongoing information CPD and guidance for my post-16 teaching practice.

'I first came across London Drama while enrolled as an MA Student in Performance Studies with Central School of Speech and Drama in 2001. I thought I had stumbled on a treasure chest, as without having to spend many time consuming efforts in searching for relevant resources, I had the opportunity to access, all in one place, so many good quality Books on so many aspects of Drama which were nurtured through sound Educational practice, in the plethora of all aspects of Performing Arts.

'The vast range informing teaching techniques as well as stage craft, showed London Drama’s commitment to established current research, with a true sense of purpose towards strengthening the context of Drama in Education to the world of current performance practice.

'It was refreshing to find a dedicated and well sourced organization, with charitable status, which campaigned through research education and dissemination of good practice, acknowledging and celebrating the importance for ensuring two worlds, often driven apart by ignorance, would collaborate to the mutual advantage of both.

'Becoming a member of London Drama has enabled me to continue the research and teaching work as an alumni of Central School of Speech and Drama while developing and improving my practice, ensuring that my teaching and involvement in Performing Arts continues being informed and relevant to the current cultural evolution.

'Since I started taking part in the practical workshops, I have worked with some of the most influential theatre companies and practitioners that have risen to distinguish themselves in the arena of Performance; the uniqueness of accessible yet challenging training, opportunities for collaborating and networking with other artists, teachers and practitioners, and promoting high standards amongst students, can be witnessed by the different vital genres on offer: from home spun, such as the RSC and many other London Theatres, to avant-garde, site specific and beyond.

'As well as LD, I recommend: The Centre for Performance Research.'

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Coming up

Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly

A full day's workshop with the renowned physical theatre company on Saturday 8th July: 10am-5pm at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Frantic Assembly is a recommended theatre company on Edexcel, WJEC and AQA Syllabuses.
This popular workshop is booking fast and places are strictly limited so book now to secure your place.
Non Member Booking at Frantic Assembly;
Non Member Concessions at NM Concessions
Members Booking (log in needed) at Frantic Assembly Members
Member Concessions at 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.