Image: stf Season Workshop students rehearsing in the Tobacco Factory Theatre with Education Facilitator Sophie Whittaker. Photo by Graham Burke.
The Saturday Morning Drama Workshops run alongside stf‘s annual seasons and offer students exclusive access to a professional, classical theatre company during our dynamic period of rehearsals and production. Our professional actors work with the students to encourage, stimulate and inspire them to participate in the unique world of theatre, and to embrace the ethos of the company – commitment, respect, and a professional attitude.
Each year participants, aged between 13 – 18 years old, devise their own play, which is performed in the main Tobacco Factory Theatre in front of an invited audience on the final day of the stf season. Afterwards the group are invited to watch the final matinee performance of the season with compliments from stf.
Booking is now open and our season of workshops have begun.
If you wish to book a place please contact Hannah Collins Email: email@example.com or Tel: 0117 963 3054
stf has built an Outreach/Education arm to augment the main company, giving students and faculties around the country a chance to experience our dynamic and enriching performing arts programme.
“Your workshop actively develops student’s understanding of texts – bridging the gap from the page to the stage.”
Rebecca Bailey (Senior lecturer in English), Gloucester University
Despite Shakespeare being the only compulsory writer left on the national curriculum, teachers are given little guidance as to the best method of dealing with his plays in the classroom. We can help to give the confidence, skills and support to engage in the practical teaching of his plays.
To book a workshop, or to get further information about our Outreach and University work, please contact our Workshops Director Chris Donnelly: 07811 141 290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Students from Meadows Primary School with Education Facilitator Dan Winter. Photo by Natalie Dewan, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
20 – 26 March 2017
The company has worked closely with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as a launch partner for Shakespeare Week, an annual celebration of Shakespeare for primary school children throughout the UK.
stf offer education workshops that are pre-arranged and held on-site at participating primary schools in Bristol.
We launched our Shakespeare Week workshops in March 2014 with the theme Comedy and Magic, exploring magic and comedy capers of some of Shakespeare’s finest plays. In 2016 the theme was Friend and Foes and explored friendship and gang rivalry through the close relationships of Romeo, Juliet and Mercutio and the antipathy between the Capulets and the Montagues. This year our theme is Men, Monsters and Magic where we will be looking at the supernatural and all other magical aspects in The Tempest.
‘The class impressed themselves and us with what they could do! Would thoroughly recommend it!’
Meadows Primary School teacher, Abi Lethbridge whose Year 6 class took part in Shakespeare Week.
We welcome your feedback, and look forward to receiving your comments on how you found our workshops.
Please feel free to download one of the forms and return to Hannah Collins.
Bristol BS3 1TF
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