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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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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".
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Shared Experience Workshop (National Drama Members) £85.00 £70.00
The Shared Experience INSET with London Drama will be led by Joint Artistic Director, Polly Teale. Polly has also written many of Shared Experience’s productions, including Speechless, Mine and the award winning After Mrs Rochester.
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Shared Experience has been instrumental in pioneering a distinctive performance style that unites both physical and text based theatre. We will bring exercises directly from the rehearsal room to form the INSET. Techniques are practical, probing and physical, designed to stimulate the student’s imagination and increase their understanding. The day will look at the company’s unique approach to expressionism and the ensemble, intentions, physicalising emotion and to theatrically exploring the world of the ‘hidden inner’. There will also be time to apply these techniques to text, specifically to plays staged by the company. The intention of the day will be to learn through participation.
Shared Experience is now a recommended practitioner on the AQA syllabus. The INSET day will be a valuable resource for teachers wishing to know how to bring Shared Experience’s rehearsal practice into the classroom. (Ref: AQA, Drama and Theatre Studies, AS & A level, 3.2, unit 2, Presentation of an Extract from a Play.)
About Polly Teale
Polly is Joint Artistic Director of Shared Experience. For Shared Experience: The Glass Menagerie, Mine (Written and Directed), Speechless (Directed and Co-written; Fringe First Award), Ten Tiny Toes, Kindertransport, Jane Eyre (adapted and directed, Tour/West End), Brontë, After Mrs Rochester (written and directed, Tour/West End - Best Director, Evening Standard Awards; Best West End Production, Time Out Awards), Madame Bovary, The Clearing, A Doll’s House, The House of Bernarda Alba, Desire Under the Elms. Co-directed with Nancy Meckler: War and Peace (co-production with the RNT) and Mill on the Floss.
Other theatre includes: Angels and Saints (Soho Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Lyceum, Edinburgh); Miss Julie (Young Vic); Babies, Uganda, Catch (Royal Court); A Taste of Honey (ETT); Somewhere (National Theatre); Waiting at the Waters Edge (Bush Theatre); What Is Seized (Drill Hall).
Other writing includes: Afters (BBC Screen Two); Fallen (Traverse, Edinburgh/Drill Hall).
National Drama Members booking only. Please quote your ND Membership Number in the booking form or email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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