Resources for Teachers

Secondary Teacher Training

Teacher Training in Brechtian and Physical Theatre Techniques

The Brechtian technique is often tricky to teach. Unlike Stanislavski, Brecht is not an 'actor's' director, and it can be difficult to convert his theory into practice. Sometimes teachers can find the leap from naturalism to emblematic and physical theatre quite daunting.

Physical theatre using Brechtian techniques proves extremely effective in the classroom, for pupils of all ages and abilities. It's visually exciting, rhythmic, choral and choreographic elements have great appeal, and can be used in all styles of writing and devised pieces. It can help students and teachers to think outside the box, and bring stuffy drama to life with adventurous and dynamic ensemble playing. This course is a must for all GCSE and A-Level Drama and English teachers.

This one-day course, facilitated by Artistic Director Lisa May, will provide a hands-on approach, breaking down the myths of Brecht by giving teachers practical ideas for the classroom. Teaching aids will include DVD material, workshop activities, teacher handouts, and text-based exercises.

We plan on hosting our next teaching training session in mid-2021.  If you're interested in joining us, please drop us an email and we'll find a date that works for everyone!

Primary Teacher Training

Introduction to Drama and Movement: Learn, Explore and Enjoy Through Drama

Aimed at primary school teachers and teaching assistants, this one-day course uses a hands-on approach, to provide practical training for primary school teachers and assistants. The course aims to support the introduction of drama in the classroom, which will enhance structured learning and develop social and personal learning. Drama exercises can promote positive interaction, positive class atmosphere, creativity and active engaged learning.

We plan on hosting our next teaching training session in mid-2021.  If you're interested in joining us, please drop us an email and we'll find a date that works for everyone!

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