14th May 2013
Competition announced for Dancers, Choreographers, Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers
Four week intensive lab with final demonstration/work-in-progress at Russian repertory theatre
Several spots are available for international participants
October 21 - November 19, 2013
The four-week Lab in Russia is inviting experienced performers from different parts of the world with strong background and versatile skills seeking international network opportunities to find new collaborators and to start new projects. Discover, create and exchange the boldest ideas for contemporary performance together with colleagues from Russia and different countries!
The working languages are English and Russian.
Russian Visa support and inexpensive accommodation are organized for participants.
The nearest international airport - Moscow Domodedovo Airport.
More information: http://www.iugte.com/projects/dancelab
Photo gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre
13th April 2013
Performing Arts Management Today
December 17 - 21, 2013
Retzhof Castle Educational Institute - Austria
International conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers,
producers, arts agents and talent managers interested in meeting potential collaborators and partners - performers from different creative genres and techniques - actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, musicians;
performing arts educators and researchers, casting directors, artists, authors, theatre managers, festival organizers and arts publishers from different countries.
The annual programme brings together practising performing arts academics and artists from various disciplines from over 20 different countries and practically from all continents.
The conference language is English.
You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!
Present your research and demonstrate your method of work to the international
At the moment we are accepting presentation proposals.
practical workshop/master class, interactive lecture, paper presentation, other
way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered.
Submission guidelines and registration details: http://www.iugte.com/projects/performingartsmanagement
Welcome to the Photo Gallery of the past events: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/iugte
in advance if you could spread the word among your colleagues.
Thank you very much, and have a great creative work in your field!
May 27 - 31 2013 Styria, Austria
The Lab is open to experienced dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques and styles. There are two different groups in Italy and Austria. Participants may choose one of the Labs.
There are several Scholarships available supported by ArtUniverse.
Each scholarship amount up to 300 EUR and covers the part of the participation fee.
Programme and registration details:
Photo gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre
4th March 2013
International Directing Intensive
May 13 - 17 2013 Italy
The intensive lab opens the door towards the international collaboration project -
the performance production in Russian repertory theatre with Russian actors.
More details, programme, registration:
The Lab will take place at the International Theatre Academy in Massa Carrara, the province in the Tuscany region of Italy near the Mediterranean Sea. Nearest international airport - Pisa Aeroporto Galileo Galilei. The working language is English.
Photo Gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre
Thank you and have a great creative work in your field!
29th September 2012
We have just published two new one-act plays by Scott Marshall, both have an Irish theme and are ideal for your festival entry or general productions.
Top of the Mourning is an homage to modern Irish theatre, with a cast of 5 men and 7 women all recognisable from modern plays.
Arms Floating Like Seaweed is a bittersweet comedy drama with three superb roles for women.
Full details of both these plays and all our other publications are available free of charge on our website: www.cressrelles.co.uk
Most of our newer publications are now available as pdfs for our customers to print off at a much lower cost than buying proper scripts. You also avoid postage charges! I am slowly working my way through our backlist as well, but with 3,000 titles available it will be quite some time before they are all available as pdfs!
If you would like approval copies of any of our titles, just drop me an email and I will either zip a pdf over to you or pop them in the post!
I look forward to helping you with your next play selection,
3rd July 2012
Hello Drama Teachers,
I am writing on behalf of The Pocket Oxford Theatre Company with regards to presenting our work in your school.
The Pocket Oxford Theatre rework Shakespeare’s plays into unique and contemporary hour-long shows and are the perfect way to introduce a young audience to the Bard's timeless stories. Our productions are always fun, highly visual and include plenty of audience participation to ensure that experiencing Shakespeare is as enjoyable and exciting as possible. Not something to be afraid of!
More information can be found on our website www.pocketoxfordtheatre.com.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if Pocket Oxford Theatre is of interest to you.
I look forward to hearing from you,
15th December 2011
I am finalising four more new one-act plays by world-famous Adjudicator, Scott Marshall - Duckability South of Runcorn, Eating the Lino, Primates and Visitors - all are comedies and Visitors is for three women.
I have also published The Last Group by Alison Gilmour - this one-act drama was premiered during the 2010 AETF rounds where it won awards for Most Original Script and Best Actor.
The New Plays for All-Women and Mixed Casts Catalogues have been updated with full details of these plays - please visit our website below to download copies of these and all our other catalogues for free.
Virtually all our new plays, and some of the older titles that I have reprinted, are now available on approval as pdf files - saving time in getting it to you and they are free! and greener!
Thank you all for your continued custom and I look forward to helping you select more of our excellent value plays in 2012.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all,
Download all our catalogues for free from our website: www.cressrelles.co.uk
2nd November 2011
Resources 4 Drama have a wide range of downloadable lesson plans, schemes, how-to guides and scripts available. These include works by Mark Wheeller and Paul King not available elsewhere. We also have DVDs showing Drama Techniques and Drama levels in action - showing real children! Brand new scripts for GCSE Drama exams also available for download. Written by Drama teachers, for Drama teachers. Lots of free samples of resources.
6th October 2011
Visitors to www.dramateachers.co.uk may be interested to know about some new Drama resources produced specifically for use in schools and colleges.
Each of the resources consists of a 20 minute video production and a full set of Teacher's Notes which offer guidance on using the films effectively in the classroom.
The videos are as follows:
Frantic Assembly – A Guide to Devising
From their humble roots in Wales, Frantic Assembly, in collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland, has emerged as one of the boldest and brightest stars in the Theatrical firmament. Given unique insight into the devising process from first thoughts to first night, this lively and engaging film celebrates Frantic Assembly’s approach to production and offers in-depth interviews and practical demonstrations that will excite facilitators and inspire students as they begin their own devising journey.
Theatre Practitioners - Berkoff
Featuring an exclusive interview with the man himself, this film investigates Berkoff’s inspiration for his continuing innovative work on stage and in film. The resource looks in detail at his earliest influences, his exploration of voice and physicality and the social and cultural contexts defining his creative development and evolution as one of the modern world’s most controversial theatre practitioners.
Theatre in the Modern World
Not long after the start of the 20th Century, playwrights, influenced by the horrors of war, began to experiment with theatre in a way which depicted many of the long held historical, social and cultural beliefs and practices as meaningless and chaotic. Incorporating interviews with influential directors Bijan Sheibani, Steven Berkoff and other key figures, this film traces the evolution of modern theatre from its Existentialist roots through Absurdism to Realism via the works of Ionesco, Beckett, Pinter and even the writers of Coronation Street.
In addition to these new resources we have many more available via our website at www.ClassroomVideo.co.uk .
14th September 2011
I have recently launched an actors' resources website, www.actorama.com, which has a searchable database of monologues and scenes from films, plays, television and books. Right now there are over 800 pieces. I think is a good resource for actors looking for material to work on online also because there are very few websites that have a searchable database of scenes.
Monologues and scenes on the database have a summary of the story leading to the scene and actors that have a profile can also leave comments about each piece. In case of copyrighted material, only an excerpt is included. Pieces are searchable by gender, type, genre, main actions/emotions explored, period or specific keywords. The database is always growing as members can also upload monologues or scenes.
My website was reviewed by researchbuzz.org last year for its database and, as reference, if you're interested in reading it, this is the link:
The site also has a section for casting calls and a blogs section with topics about acting.
Thank you very much for your time,
23rd June 2011
The Teachers’ Preview Club
Making theatregoing possible for teachers and students
Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a unique, independent charity whose aim is to encourage young people’s engagement in theatre.
One of Mousetrap’s 16 theatre-education programmes is the Teachers’ Preview Club - which provides opportunities for teachers to preview theatre productions before taking their students.
Membership is open to all teachers, and for just £25 a year you can enjoy:
· 100s of top West End musicals and plays
· Off-West End, fringe and regional productions
· Best Available seats
· Tickets between £5 and £15
· Pair of tickets every time you book
· Book as many times as you like
· Quarterly magazine full of offers to your door
· Additional last minute freebies and offers
· Recoup the membership fee with your first booking!
Join online at www.mousetrap.org.uk or call TPC on 020 7240 1248
6th December 2010
A Special Message
from Simon Smith of Cressrelles Publishing Company Limited,
10 Station Road Industrial Estate, Colwall, WR13 6RN
Directors: Leslie Smith, Simon Smith
Thank you all for your custom in 2010, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As the time to select your 2011 pantomime approaches, I would like to remind you of our existing list of pantomimes - from one acts to full length pantos. This year, we also added a few new pantomimes by one of our most popular authors, Joe Graham. They are:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Quasimodo A Gogo
Sinbad and the Voyage of the Seven Souls
All four are contemporary takes on the original tales and have all been successfully produced. The first two, professionally under the direction of Joyce Branagh at the Watford Palace Theatre. Full details can be found in our Panto catalogue and catalogue of New Plays for Mixed Casts - which, like all our catalogues, can be downladed from our website: www.cressrelles.co.uk
Please pass on our details to all your contacts at other drama groups, and please let me know if you encounter any problems with our website and make your suggestions as to how we can improve it.
Best wishes to you all,
Hi Drama Teachers
If you're thinking of taking your students to a Christmas show in London, we recommend Kompany Malakhi at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham in
MALAKHI'S ELECTRIC CIRCUS
"16 Outstanding Performances in which Kompany Malakhi and guests present festive fun, where Circus, BMX Flatland, Parkour, and Hip Hop culture collide!"
Eminently suitable for ALL students - drama enthusiasts or not! £5 a ticket and teachers go free!
Monday 13th - Sunday 19th December 2010.
Theatre of Inspirations
0208 530 0452
13th November 2010
Mike and Anne of DramAssist Ltd have contacted www.dramateachers.co.uk to notify visitors about their two websites which are geared to meet the needs of those involved in drama productions.
They are:- www.dramashop.co.uk and www.dramassist.com
It is important to note that both sites are still under construction and items for sale are expanding daily, dependent on requests from drama teachers and students.
12th November 2010
like to spread the word about our resources for teachers and directors of youth
LUCKY BUCKET PRODUCTIONS provide original musical scripts and scores to schools and youth groups. Our ever expanding catalogue features scripts for performers ranging from 6 to 21 years and our shows cater for large casts of mixed age and ability. Most importantly our packages are affordable, ensuring your school or theatre group can continue to stage productions and provide performing opportunities for young actors. For more information about our popular shows visit www.luckybucket.co.uk
29th June 2010
ACT EACH...AC TEACH...ACT TEACH!
My name is Michael Franklin. I am a professional Actor, Writer, Director and Acting Coach. I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and two decades of experience in the Entertainment Industry.
I have studied American and Russian acting techniques with many teachers in the USA and the UK and bring to my classes a teaching technique that is my own in conjunction with "The Meisner Technique" which I teach in the American style.
I believe in empowering my students and providing them not only with confidence but with structure, a venue to train, take risks and grow in a safe, judgement-free environment. I believe a disciplined human makes a disciplined Actor makes a disciplined working Actor, so students can expect to be challenged in the class. After all why go to a class where the teacher loves everything you do? Where's the growth? I believe growth comes as a result of being challenged, recognition of the challenges, period of disillusionment, followed by period of confusion, followed by clarity and ultimately confidence in the use of what has been learned.
I am not left or right-brain biased which enables me to be artistic and analytical and therefore both artistic and analytical is what I teach, to provide my students with an all-round toolkit. Although I teach Meisner, I utilise techniques from many different disciplines to get the point across to actors working on specific problems. As an actor I understand problems encountered by students in class as I've been through most every problem imaginable at some stage of my training. By the way, an actor never stops training!
I started teaching in 1998. Since then I have been employed by Television Companies, London Drama Schools and privately to work with actors. I prefer actors who come with an open-mind. I'm the first person to say that actors need to study with a range of teachers, a range of disciplines, throughout different stages of their maturity.
For more information, or to contact me visit: http://www.acteach.info
2nd June 2010
Dear Drama teachers,
My name is Gavin Levy. I wanted to let you know about my new acting game book that has just been released called, 275 Acting Games Connected. This book has many games, exercises, and activities that can be used with acting students.
275 Acting Games: Connected
Description: With almost three hundred performance-tested acting games this is the largest collection published to date. They were compiled from numerous workshops and study sessions. Includes a wide variety of proven activities for learning acting and theatre industry skills. The book is divided into thirty sections including: Audition, Concentration and Focus, Voice, Ensemble, Action and Reaction, Improvisation, Knowing Your Objective, Performance, Thinking outside the Box, Spatial Awareness, Nonverbal Communication, Making Choices, Releasing Inhibitions, The Physical Actor and many more. This is an adaptable workbook designed to connect the learning of acting skills with professional auditions and the theatre industry.
12th April 2010
Dear Friends of the Stage,
Just to let you know that I have just updated the catalogues section of our website - www.cressrelles.co.uk - our latest publications are listed in the New Plays for Mixed / All-Women Cast catalogues. I have merged the two previously separate catalogues for Garnet Miller/Kenyon-Deane and New Playwrights' Network, so that there is now just one catalogue of all-women plays, and one catalogue for mixed one-acts and one for full mixed length plays. This will make it less confusing as to which imprints we handle and give you one handy reference guide.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. I look forward to receiving your orders for our plays.
Publishing Company Limited
10 Station Road Industrial Estate, Colwall, WR13 6RN
Directors: Leslie Smith, Simon Smith
Registered Number: England 1074075
4th March 2010
YR 5 OR YR 6 PUPILS NEEDED FOR
TEACHERS TV DRAMA PROJECT
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND
TO BE FILMED AFTER THE EASTER BREAK
My name is Julie Heathcote and I’m a TV Director working at a production company in Brighton, Lambent Productions www.lambentproductions.co.uk
We’re very experienced in making educational programmes for all broadcasters and are core providers for Teachers TV www.teachers.tv
I’ve just completed an interactive drama project for Teachers TV involving the drama students of Kidbrooke Secondary School in Greenwich. We’re now looking to make a version with primary pupils.
I’m looking for a primary school – preferably in the South East of England – that has a particularly strong drama background.
The drama film is being made to help teachers deal with behaviour management issues within class. We’d need 3 pupils to be our main characters and around 15 other pupils to make up the rest of the class. There’d be a handful of very short scripts that would need to be learnt, then we’d need a couple of full days filming to get everything we need. Obviously parents would need to be happy for their children to be involved – we’re very experienced at working with children and filming within schools. The students of Kidbrooke did a fantastic job and I think they’d all agree that it was a great experience seeing how a TV production crew pulls together a drama.
My contacts are below I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in the project and I can tell you more about what it would involve.
Very best wishes
Brighton Media Centre
21-22 Old Steyne
Brighton BN1 1EL
T: 01273 648380
M: 07976 619 670
27th January 2010
I would like to inform fellow teachers about my new company, The Professional Connection, which offers workshops to schools and colleges by professional practitioners.
We believe that workshops run by those already working freelance as actors, directors or choreographers is the best way to learn, and can give a unique insight into what it is like to pursue a career in drama.
Click www.theprofessionalconnection.org.uk to find out more.
16th January 2010
A website that would be of considerable interest to visitors to this site is www.dramaclasses.biz , which includes a database of UK Drama Schools and Classes.
10th December 2009
An Opportunity For Volunteers to Lead Drama Workshops in the UK During the Easter and Summer Holidays 2010
Over The Wall provide residential activity camps during the Easter and summer holidays to children in the UK aged 8-17, who are affected by serious illnesses free of charge.
Thousands of children are affected every year by serious and life limiting illnesses. Many spend months, even years in and out of hospital undergoing treatments which can be frightening and painful. Many have endured isolation and lack of childhood experiences.
At camp we help children rebuild their confidence and self esteem by encouraging them to take part in a range of activities such as music, arts & crafts, technology ,media, climbing, horse riding and archery, as well as a weekly talent show and disco. The children are supported during the week by Over The Wall staff, a dedicated team of volunteers who work with the children and finally a paediatric specialised team of doctors and nurses who kindly volunteer their time (and join in all the activities with the children!)
Drama is the one area where we know we can offer more however have had difficulty in attracting volunteers who have a dramatic talent and the ability to lead workshops for groups of children.
Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you would like further information. I have enclosed an application form which has the camp and interview dates.
18th November 2009
Examiner vacancies with Edexcel
Edexcel is recruiting Drama Teachers for the role of a Visiting Examiner for the GCSE 2010 examination series.
Joining Edexcel’s Assessment Associate Team offers an opportunity to gain greater insight into the assessment of candidates. If you are a qualified Drama teacher, this will enable you to enhance your expertise within the classroom and will assist you in preparing your students for their exams.
If you have
any questions about becoming a Visiting Examiner, please feel free to email me
For more information about the role, fees, benefits and how to apply, please visit:
Many thanks and kind regards,
AA Recruitment Assistant
One90 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH
T: +44 (0)20 7190 5218
15th June 2009
You can now download FREE copies of all our catalogues of plays from our website: www.cressrelles.co.uk including our newest releases, pantomimes and youth plays.
I trust you will find many plays to interest you and find our rates extremely competitive.
Please note that I have updated our New Plays
for Mixed and All-Women Casts Catalogues in the last few days with our very
I look forward to helping you select your next production.
17th November 2008
14th August 2008
I am writing to you on behalf of Action Transport Theatre Company to tell you about a new publication, The Skeleton Key, which shares the secrets of creating outstanding new plays for and by young people. You may be interested in this publication due to your interest in ideas for teaching Drama.
The Skeleton Key grew out of The Lockpickers' Ball, Action Transport Theatre's 2006 festival of new plays written for, by and with young people, and thus features exclusive insights from some of the leading young people's theatre companies from across the UK. The contributions are wide-ranging in their approach, and combine to create a very contemporary picture of developments in the Young People's Theatre sector.
As a young writer I was one of those who contributed to the publication, and personally feel that it is a genuine and exciting collection of experience and advice. Reviewers of The Skeleton Key have described its "fierce sort of inspiration" and "miraculous transformations", making it an invaluable text for anyone involved in theatrical production.
It details practical applications of innovative and experimental approaches to encouraging creativity, charts the resulting plays and performances, and has a particular emphasis on communal play-creation: the result is a highly useful and inspiring resource suited to inter-disciplinary work as well as to the needs of writers, actors, directors and producers.
In addition to The Skeleton Key, Action Transport Theatre has produced a DVD which explores the process of creating the collectively-written Night Train, putting some of the techniques described in the book into action. It features contributions from both the writers/actors of the project and the young people on whose stories the play was based, and reflects on the practicalities of the process.
Furthermore, Kevin Dyer, the Associate Writer of Action Transport, freelance playwright and writer of The Bomb, touring nationally 2008, has compiled a selection of advice from his experiences of creating theatre. His enthusiastic "how to write a play" documents, covering topics such as "The Pitch" and "Truth in Theatre", may be of use to you in the course of your work.
Copies of The Skeleton Key are available to buy directly from Action Transport Theatre for £10 (+ £1.50 p&p), with reductions for bulk purchases. If you are interested in or would like to know more about any of the products detailed above, please get in touch.
On behalf of Action Transport Theatre Company
Contact details: Telephone:
0151 357 2120 E-mail :
2nd May 2008
A unique new Arts Council England-funded website has been created for young people that lifts the lid on the huge variety of careers available in the Theatre industry.
Part of the Young People's Participatory Theatre project (YPPT), www.getintotheatre.org is aimed at young people aged 14+.
It features over 140 case studies of people working in the full range of careers in the Theatre industry, from set design to fight directing, rigging to public relations, programming to marketing. Other features include a CV clinic, expert panel and regularly posted work experience and participatory opportunities.
8th April 2008
My name is Jennifer Tressen.
I am a screenwriter and former actor with over a decade of industry experience.
My book "Moments of Truth: Monologues for Teen Girls and Young Women" has just been just published. It's a book I am very proud of and would like to share with you as I thought it might be of interest to visitors to this website
It is more than just a book of monologues; it's a workbook. The workbook questions help the actor in developing their character and bringing more of themselves to the pieces. These are brutally honest monologues based on real stories; my own and those of people I know. There are humorous monologues, heart wrenching pieces and everyday talk.
Currently copies are available for purchase or download at www.lulu.com (www.lulu.com/content/2231856).
In the next two months it will be available on Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Borders. A free preview of the first ten pages is available on lulu.com.
I would love if you would check out my book and see if it might be of interest to you.
Take care and have a wonderful day.
28th March 2008
I am writing to tell you a little about "Stud", a new musical, which despite the title and the premise, is ideal for all ages from about 12 upwards.
Whilst there are opportunities for soloists, with well-defined characters and parts ranging from mime-only to the vocally versatile telling the comic story, "Stud" was written with two large choruses at the forefront and, as writers, we feel and hope that this is a great show for schools.
The story, and its treatment, are very simple ... a planet of girls, hitherto having reproduced via parthenogenesis, is in decline and they're looking for a man. Their search brings them to earth where they mistakenly choose someone unfortunately inappropriate for the task. So, from rock-and-rolling earthlings to gospel-singing aliens, from a wimpy earthling boy to a dominant alien leader, we feel we've created a show to give everyone a chance.
Following a very successful amateur premiere last year, we are hoping to encourage some brave and creative drama teachers, who are looking for something different, to stage "Stud".
With this in mind we're offering half-price rental fees for the first few performances, just to get some productions underway.
Surrey Dance Music
Visitors to this site may be interested in a new Arts council-funded website called www.getintotheatre.org .
It is aimed at 14-25s who want to work in theatre and explores around 80 career opportunities – on and off-stage.
It deals with work experience, training and much more.
Pivotal Education Ltd provide services for Drama teachers in the UK. They offer a Free Tips service. Members on their mailing list are emailed a new drama teaching tip every week. These are completely free and members can unsubscribe at any time.
They provide courses for drama teachers and have agreed to offer a discount to visitors to www.dramateachers.co.uk of 20% off the standard course price.
They also sell packs of Drama Schemes of Work for Secondary Drama teachers and are happy to email out samples of these packs to anyone who is interested.
Their other services include, INSET for drama teachers and Student Drama Workshops.
Their website is http://www.pivotaleducation.com/drama
Try before you buy – to get a Sample of Pivotal Education's Secondary Drama Schemes of Work packs click here
To Book a Student Drama Workshop click here
For further details of their ‘Devising with Mask and Physical Theatre for GCSE and A-Level’ Course click here
Please contact Ellie Wood at Pivotal Education Ltd for further information:
TEL/FAX 0207 0001735
A further report from Maria Gee regarding the September 2007 NATD Conference:
First the good news – there is no single supplement for rooms! And the accommodation has been upgraded at no extra charge so your weekend at Stoke Rochford will be a real treat! The rooms we had originally booked – in the 1960s block – are being re-furbished so we’ve been transferred into the luxury rooms in the Old Stable Block at no extra charge. So you can have a fabulous weekend conference in extra special surroundings and still for £320.
If you have already booked, you’ll be automatically upgraded. If you haven’t got your booking in yet, then get a wriggle on because we have a limited number of rooms left.
And now for the bad news. We’ve had a run of bad luck with booking the conference this year. Our Administrator was ill and then resigned so there was a fortnight when telephone enquirers found themselves talking to a bewildered man from the Community Sports department who knew nothing about the conference. Then the website went down. And now we’ve just been told that the Sheffield sorting office - through which our post to Kingstone School goes – has been badly flooded. So any mail sent in the last few days may be lost or damaged and normal service won’t resume until the end of next week.
If you have sent in your booking form recently, could you complete another copy (attached) and email it to our new Administrator, Kirsty at firstname.lastname@example.org If you haven’t got round to sending in your form, then please treat this as a reminder. The closing date is 30 June but in the light of the problems at the sorting office, we’ve asked Stoke Rochford to give us a week’s extension.
Chair – natd
Maria Gee has sent the following report:
natd and Warwick Arts Centre are proud to present
a day with Dorothy
Saturday 10 February 2007
10.30 – 4.00
Warwick Arts Centre
A rare opportunity for teachers, teacher educators and students to spend a day working with the legendary Dorothy Heathcote.
Dorothy Heathcote has spent more than half a century developing an internationally acclaimed methodology. Now in her 80s, she is still eagerly sought after to work in classrooms and universities around the world. And the reason for this is simple. Dorothy never rests on her laurels. Her thinking, her practice, is constantly evolving. She brings a freshness and artistic rigour to each event which sends all of us away keen to test new ideas for ourselves.
Join us at Warwick Arts Centre on Saturday 10 February 2007 for a very special day. We can promise you an unforgettable experience. The day will begin with Dorothy and her long-time collaborator, Eileen Pennington, in conversation – challenging and provoking each other in the most useful way! Those of you who watched this formidable double act at last year’s natd Annual Conference will be delighted to have another chance to hear these two great teachers develop their thinking alongside us. If you weren’t there then – then don’t miss this opportunity!
Afterwards, Dorothy will be leading a practical workshop, exploring with us the humanising capacities of drama. In particular, she’ll be probing the relationship between teaching and learning in drama practice. Dorothy has recently been working with the Crown Prosecution Service and this will form the basis of our practical work together.
The day will close with a chance for all of us to question our day’s work in an Open Forum with Dorothy and other leading practitioners.
Because of the practical nature of the day’s work, places are limited. In addition, there will be a number of reserved places for students at the special concessionary rate of £15.00. Bookings will be confirmed on a first come basis.
A day with Dorothy is jointly organised by WAC and natd – the national association for teachers of drama
natd members £40.00
Non – natd members £50.00
Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts and Liverpool Hope University Offer Part-Time MA in Performing Arts For Qualified Teachers
Lecturers at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Liverpool Hope University are teaming-up on a new Master's degree programme, which is the first of its kind in the UK.
The brand new part-time MA in Performing Arts: Education will offer already-qualified teachers the chance to hone their skills in the teaching of the performing arts disciplines.
The course has been set up to offer teachers the chance to build on their training as participation in the performing arts in schools continues to widen.
The two-year programme, which is now recruiting for September 2006, will be taught during weekends and some school holidays. It will enable teachers to extend their own expertise and to network with others in the sector.
Staff at LIPA will be providing the performing arts expertise, while counterparts at Hope are offering their long-standing skills in teacher training.
Programme Leader at LIPA Dr Lee Higgins says the course will welcome teachers from primary school to university level, who are currently teaching within the field.
He said: "This is the first course of its kind on these shores in terms of developing the skills of qualified teachers in the performing arts at MA level.
It will allow teachers to develop best practice which they can immediately apply in their professional environment.
We're open to applications from teachers across the board, who have subject experience in the performing arts.
The link up with Hope is great news for us, as we're combining our strengths to provide what we hope will be an extremely fulfilling programme."
Lynn Campbell, who is the course leader for Hope's PGCE (Secondary) Performing Arts programme added: "This MA aims to meet the current training needs of individual teachers alongside the wider development of performing arts departments and the enhancement of performing arts provision in schools.
"Liverpool Hope University is a Grade One teacher training provider and is delighted to be part of this exciting and groundbreaking course."
The MA offers students the chance to take part in an exchange with the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, who are also running the course in the USA in conjunction with LIPA and Hope.
For more information on the course, including module framework and fee guidelines, please visit the LIPA website at www.lipa.ac.uk
For further details on how to apply please call the admissions team on 0151 330 3000 or email email@example.com
Please contract Chris Smith in the LIPA Press Office on 0151 330 3143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) was established by Mark Featherstone-Witty and Sir Paul McCartney and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006. LIPA is dedicated to providing the best teaching and learning for people who want to pursue a lasting career in the arts and entertainment economy, whether as performers or those who make performance possible.
Tel: +44 (0)151 330 3143
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Natd, the National Association for the Teaching of Drama, is holding a very special conference this summer.
Leading drama in education practitioners such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jonothan Neelands and Eileen Pennington will be there.
But what really makes this a conference not to be missed is that Mick Waters, Director of Curriculum at QCA, will be there too. He’s interested in the potential for learning through Drama.
The aim of the conference is to create a submission to QCA’s curriculum review. Yes – real teachers will have their voices listened to!
Oh – and it’s a great weekend – lots of ideas to take back to school and great company. Hard work and hard play!
Visit www.natd.net for further details.
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BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Studies by Distance Learning is a world's first for Rose Bruford College
Since Rose Bruford, a drama teacher, set up her own drama school in 1950, the college which bears her name has been at the forefront of innovation and is now one of the most well respected theatre training colleges, nationally and internationally.
Her course in actor training was unique and paved the way for illustrious careers on stage and in film by many of those who were fortunate enough to have been taught by her methods.
In 1976 the college introduced the first acting degree and since then has been building up a range of programmes appropriate to the many professional skills allied to the theatre.
The Rose Bruford College's BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Studies by distance learning, is "The only one of its kind in the world," according to Jayne Richards, speaking on behalf of the college.
Jayne also states that," the Theatre Studies Degree has been running very successfully for over ten years and has a cohort of students from across the globe, many of whom are Drama Teachers."
"These days, the College is associated with focusing on contemporary theatre and performance practices and keeps up to speed with current events in world-class theatre and scholarship. While Rose herself started the whole thing in the 1950s, the College and its perspectives have moved a long way forward."
"Soon the college will be offering the chance for teachers who do not wish to take the full degree but would like to embark on some inset training in key topics, to take single modules. This will be an advantage for teachers of A Level, for instance, who wish to develop their knowledge of (for example) Brecht, Stansislavski, Theatre Design, Directing, Devising, Shakespeare in Performance, and other topics."
If you would like to find out more, then kindly ring, e-mail, fax or write to request a brochure using the contact information below and explaining that you heard about the course from the www.dramateachers.co.uk website.
Rose Bruford College,
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8308 2600
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8308 0542
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