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Young people from Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and the surrounding towns and villages come and join in the weekly drama workshops which are delivered in a fun, safe and stimulating environment.
Each week students will engage in a range of activities including: Theatre Games, Stage Craft, Mime, Physical Theatre, Script Work, Stage Combat, Voice and Improvisation.
The Drama Club is run by industry professionals with an extensive knowledge of theatre performance, and theatre for young people. Workshop leaders have Enhanced DBS Disclosure checks and public liability insurance.
It's a free ticket to explore all the wickedness, kindness, strangeness and wonderfulness of human beings. And when these brave little actors get their teeth into it, it’s very exciting to watch.
We're interested in establishing a community of young people who enjoy creating theatre. In my mind, the best theatre is always created by the commitment and imagination of an ensemble of actors.
DRAMA BUGS (PRE-SCHOOL)
Why Drama Bugs?
For your child, Drama Bugs will be all about fun!
At The Drama Club we know that having fun is a serious business.
Learning drama at an early age will build self esteem and develop essential life skills. Drama produces tolerance and mutual respect as children work together to create theatre and explore imaginative experiences. At Drama Bugs, children will learn and develop communication skills, creativity, self expression and problem-solving.
Children will make friends, they will learn to listen, negotiate, share ideas and work collaboratively. Introducing drama at an early age is a perfect medium for exploring these skills in a safe, non-threatening environment.
ACT 2 (7 – 11 YEARS)
Whilst we encourage our young Drama Club members to work hard to reach their potential we recognise that the sessions should always be about having fun.
During the first term we will spend a lot of time playing drama games, developing confidence and getting to know each other. We will be using our imaginations and our bodies during role play and improvisation to create fun scenes and stories.
The second term will focus more on learning and developing new acting skills. We will look closer at improvisation, physical theatre and mime. Depending on the group, we may introduce some script work to help us with our story telling, however this would only be a few lines and could easily be achieved in class.
At the start of the third term we would like to begin rehearsal for a small scale production, the structure of which will largely depend on the group we have at that time. We will endeavour to cause as little impact as we can on a busy time of year at school. However, we would expect commitment, hard work and full attendance to dress rehearsals.
ACT 3 (12 – 16 YEARS)
The aim is to develop the groups acting skills in a fun, safe environment. Students will be challenged to push themselves to their full potential. We will look at drama games that develop their confidence, the notion of team work and mutual respect.
As workshop leaders we work the group extremely hard, asking high standards of both performance and commitment within the sessions.
The workshops will explore the use of physical theatre, improvisation and mime to tell our stories in a more creative way. We will be looking at scripts, voice work, exploring character motivation and development, and there will be an opportunity to learn stage combat.
The Drama Club would compliment students studying GCSEs in Drama and we would be more than happy to assist with any audition speeches/readings students need to work on.
At the start of the third term we would like to begin rehearsals for a small scale production, the structure of which will largely depend on the group we have at that time. We will endeavour to cause as little impact as we can on a busy time of the school year. However, we would expect commitment, hard work and full attendance to dress rehearsals.