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Borough Drama

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School Support

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Youth Theatres

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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.

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Session Leaders

About Your Session Leaders

Theo Bryer is a tutor on the English with drama PGCE at the UCL Institute of Education. She has a background in cross-curricular drama work – particularly drama in English - and has been developing the use of digital technology as an aspect of drama teaching.

David Farmer is a freelance writer, theatre director and drama consultant. After training as a primary school teacher he founded Tiebreak Theatre Company, which performed plays and workshops to over half a million young people in schools, theatres and festivals across the UK and abroad for a period of twenty-five years. He runs courses in London and delivers training for schools, arts organisations and language schools in the UK and internationally. He is the author of several books, including 101 Drama Games and Activities and Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years and runs the website www.dramaresource.com.

Anthony Haddon was a founder member and Artistic Director of Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah (1985 -2014) creating plays for young people in collaboration with the playwright Mike Kenny and developing participatory theatre programmes. Since 2014 Anthony has been developing participatory performance with Opera North community and education departments and specialising in Holocaust education in collaboration with the University of Leeds.

Jacqui O'Hanlon is the keynote speaker at this Conference. Jacqui is Director of Education, Royal Shakespeare Company. She joined the RSC in 2003 and has been Director of Education since 2008. She is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Education Department.
Prior to working at the RSC, Jacqui was a freelance theatre practitioner and actor working in a variety of theatres and arts organisations as well as primary and secondary schools across the country.
She has led on developing major education partnerships nationally and internationally with broadcasters, universities and theatres. Most recently Jacqui has been editing the RSC’s new Schools Shakespeare series with Oxford University Press.

Maggie Pitfield is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at Goldsmiths. She is Head of Programme for the MA in Children’s Literature and also teaches on the PGCE in Secondary English. Her background is in both Drama and English teaching and her research interests include the contribution that drama makes to teaching and leaning in English.

Mark Wheeller had over 35 years teaching experience before going 'freelance'. His career is charted in his 2010 book Drama Schemes. Edexcel list his plays as amongst the most popular in GCSE Drama exams. Two of his plays have been selected as set texts in the GCSE 9-1 specifications. Mark lives with his wife, Rachael in Southampton. He remains the Youth Theatre Director at the Oasis Academy Lord's Hill where most of his work originates. In 2017 they will be presenting two tribute play to his rock star heroes – David Bowie and Mick Ronson (Spider from Mars guitarist). Can You Hear Me Major Tom? is a verbatim fan tribute play, featuring amongst others, the words of Mary Finnegan (David’s teenage girlfriend). This Is For You is Mark’s attempt at a more traditional play to the backdrop of Mick Ronson’s music.

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Surveys

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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.