Exploring new plays and new writing in drama teaching

The aim of this session is to reconnect participants with what inspired them to study drama, theatre and the arts in the first place and promote wider reading and diversity of the texts we read, explore and teach. 

This is an interactive session requiring participants to contribute verbally. The use of camera is optional but welcomed. We will start by discussing plays, playwrights and the role we have as creative professionals, students, educators and arts advocates before exploring extracts from contemporary writers and less familiar texts to develop subject knowledge, enhance skills and concluding with reflections on the process of approaching a text for study, exploration, teaching or staging.

Creative education is not just about getting to an end point, an exam, a grade, a mark, but about embracing the excitement of a process to develop the best understanding of a piece of writing and to develop and refine our skills.

About the Host:

Danny is a highly experienced drama teacher, Head of Department and Senior Manager. He has worked in Sixth Form Colleges teaching A Level Drama, and Level 3 BTEC Performing Arts for 15 years and is currently Senior Manager and Head of Performing Arts at Loreto Sixth Form College, Manchester. He founded the annual MANCEP Shakespeare Festival alongside colleagues within Manchester Catholic Education Partnership. He has directed full scale musicals and plays for the College and has successfully trained many students for drama school and advanced level performance training. He has been a mentor for many PGCE drama students

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Mar 29 2021


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



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