“The dreaded written component”: teaching the language of drama / theatre making

Date: 4 July 2019.

Time: 4.15pm – 6.00pm.

Venue: The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Cost: FREE

Whether it’s ‘Component 3’ for Edexcel, ‘Performance & Response’ for OCR, ‘Paper 1’ for Cambridge, ‘Unit 3’ for WJEC or ‘Component 1’ for AQA, there’s an inherent agony to the process of articulating such a physical, visual art form. The language demonstrated by exam bodies is often uninformed and inadequate. This session is a chance to get together and ‘talk shop’, just as creative teams do during the first week’s rehearsal at The REP. We will explore more useful, inspiring language, look at how directors really talk to actors and how designers express their vision.

The session will be led by Alex Summers, Director of Learning & Participation at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

A great chance to:

  • Pick up some ideas from colleagues and arts organisations and find out about opportunities and developments both regional and nationally.
  • Network with teachers and arts organisations to share practice and issues.
  • Refreshments provided.

Book your free place here.