Drama

Drama ACT I (Ages 6 to 10)
Fridays, 4.00pm – 5.00pm, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Ave

Students will develop the skills of the actor, considering stage presence, vocal clarity, diction and projection during voice exercises. Drama activities allow students to feel comfortable exploring movement in order to create character or express mood and atmosphere. Simple drama techniques are learnt and used in a dramatic context, and devised, improvised or scripted work is presented to the group each week, allowing students the opportunity to receive constructive positive feedback.

Drama ACT II (Ages 11 to 18)
Fridays, 5.00pm – 6.30pm, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Ave

Students train to become sensitive and powerful performers, developing the use of voice and body further through practical exercises and dramatic assignments. Drama styles explored include improvisation, stylised drama and physical theatre, naturalism, melodrama and farce, Epic Theatre, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, mask and Commedia dell’arte. More complex drama techniques, forms and structuring methods are learnt and used in a dramatic context, and work is presented to the group following rehearsal and refinement, allowing students the opportunity to receive feedback. GCSE Drama syllabus work is covered, though additional support can be offered on specific areas if required.

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