DURATION: 1 hour, Weekly
AGE GROUP: 3-7 yrs
CONTENT: Teacher and students discuss various topics. These can be simple and student-led: such as fun activities they have done during the week or trainer-led and relating to the theme of the class for that session (eg. storytelling, phonics sound or poem)
This is followed by a standard drama game which explores drama concepts such as characterisation, imaginative play or teamwork, or music and movement-based. It is usually physical, although sometimes involves memory games or verbal elements such as phonics.
During Storytime, students listen to the story read by the trainer. The characters and themes are discussed with the students after the book is read.
Students and trainer then embark on a drama adventure, based around either the story or theme or phonic sound of the class. This drama story is nearly always dictated by the creative input of the students and features both them and the teacher in a role.
SATURDAY: 3pm to 4pm
PRODUCTION FOR STAGE:
DURATION: 1 hour, Weekly
AGE GROUP: 8-15 yrs
CONTENT: Each year, students are encouraged to be part of a production, that helps them understand and learn the skills required to be on stage.
Apart from learning vocal techniques, students will understand the various facets of a play, including given circumstances and characterisation. This time, our students are taking on Early Modern English with The Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
FRIDAY: 5pm to 6pm
SATURDAY: 2pm to 3pm
We are hoping for an onstage production in May 2021. If the situation does not permit us, we will film the production.
THE MANY SHORTS
DURATION: January to May 2021
AGE GROUP: 8 to 15 yrs
CONTENT: Written and Directed by 2 of our best students, this will be an interesting experience for the cast and crew alike. 2 short plays of 20 minutes duration each, this will start many on an exciting journey of Acting, Writing and Directing.
THURSDAY: 5:30pm to 6:30pm, SATURDAY: 11am to 12pm
DURATION: Full day course, Short 2.5 hour taster course, 1 hour weekly for 6 weeks.
AGE GROUP: Perfect for all age groups
CONTENT: Effective Communication Skills require us to understand that communication is a mixture of voice, tone and body language.
The course explores facets of communication skills, effective language, vocal techniques, building rapport and understanding body language, the benefits of questions, the art of active listening and improvisation.
SHAKESPEARE DRAMA CLUB
DURATION: 9 Months
AGE GROUP: 13 years to Adults
CONTENT: His works have survived 400 years of change. His works have created eternal characters and stories that have transcended cultures. The same pen has given us literary gems, varied in their themes and character: Othello, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, A Comedy of Errors...Let's explore the writing and savour the rhythm; let us explore the reason and inspiration behind five plays. At the end of the workshop, we shall perform a play by the bard at a Shakespeare Drama Festival.
FRIDAY: 6pm to 7pm