We’re excited to offering FREE workshops in theatre and comedy for Waltham Forest Schools in 2021/22.

 

WHAT WE’RE OFFERING

 

THEATREMAKERS

  • Two-hour workshops (can be tailored to your timetable for 1-2.5 hours) between 10am and 5pm
  • Minimum 10 students, maximum 30. A teacher must be present in the room throughout all workshops
  • Workshops are suitable for any year group 7-13 and can be tailored to particular themes to fit with your schemes of work
  • You’re welcome to request more than one workshop per class and multiple workshops for different year groups
  • We are also able to attend more informal panel discussions, career talks or dress rehearsals for shows/exams

 

TOPICS

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMEDY

  • Introduce your students to the world of comedy through games, group exercises and individual tasks
  • Workshop covers physical comedy, characters and how to create funny scenarios/sketches
  • What we’d need: pens, paper, students in comfortable clothing and shoes for physical activities. Empty space/hall to use for games

 

CREATIVE WRITING- INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING AND MONOLOGUES

  • Demystify the concept of playwriting, with easily accessible free-writing games and exercises
  • Students work in pairs and independently to create a character and build towards creating their own short monologue by the end of the session
  • Contemporary (age-appropriate) texts may also be used during the workshop, as reference
  • What we’d need: workshop space suitable for students to write in, pens, paper/exercise books, flipchart/whiteboard

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUES

  • Most suitable for years 10+
  • Prepare your students for the audition room and process, with inside tips and techniques from National Youth Theatre’s Ben Salmon
  • Students will learn a monologue in advance of the workshop and will receive feedback from Ben during the session. Teachers, or workshop leader are able to select the monologue
  • What we’d need: Empty space/hall to use for physical workshop, students in comfortable clothing and shoes

For more information or to arrange workshops please contact education@sohotheatre.com

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