Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DPP002
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
For those who want to actively explore Teaching Drama. A practical course to enable Teaching Drama in various scenarios by experiencing exercises and activities in session.
What will we cover?
• Theatre games
• Drama exercises for various groups from beginners to advanced
• Character Building
• Text analysis
• Introduction to practitioners including Stanislavski/Meisner/Boal
• Lesson plans and schemes of work
• Introduction into how to market yourself as a practitioner.
Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Structure a Drama Workshop
• Run a Drama Workshop confidently
• Have a choice of exercises and methodologies to teach various groups.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is ideal if you have experience in one of the following areas: Acting/Teaching/Directing.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Communicate clearly in discussion and drama practice.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In pairs and groups. As a whole group. small groups. Individually.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a folder and notebook. Comfortable clothing should be worn.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
• Enrol onto the next Teaching drama course to extend your knowledge, skills and repertoire of exercises.
•You could consider Directing theatre: beginners.
Deirdre is a supportive and dynamic acting, drama and accent tutor at Citylit. She trained in acting in NYC and at RADA , and studied Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths (MA). Her directing credits include new writing workshops of Shaken by Louise Page and staged readings of plays and musicals at RADA, a devised play The Disunderstood at CityLit; she has also directed large scale Music Hall Events for The Portico Gallery. As a writer, plays include Waking Beauty, The People Downstairs (Young Vic, Shortlisted for LWT Plays On Stage), The Lizzie Play directed by Rufus Norris (UK and international tours, Time Out & Playbill Critic's Choice) A Cautionary Tale for the National Theatre Studio, and Betty Has To Go Now, commissioned for the 2013 Solo Theatre Festival. Performance credits include Betty Has To Go Now, Adult Child/Dead Child, and What Happened to the Tyrant, Bessie in Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mount Morgan (West End world premiere), Joanna in Home Free (directed by Kathy Burke), Jeeves and Wooster (ITV) and Simon Gray's Unnatural Pursuits (BBC TV)
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.