These workshops can be tailored around a school’s specific requirements and can be applicable to a variety of curriculum needs. The sessions are run by professional practitioners and are practically based and often explore digital skills as well as performance skills. Previous examples of workshops have included:
Page to Stage, how we explore text and apply that to performance:
Giving students an opportunity to work with a Theatre Director to gain the skills needed to analyse text when creating a performance. Students are asked to focus on three key scenes from a chosen play text, using a variety of drama workshop exercises to bring those scenes to the stage. The text based workshops will allow pupils to understand how the work of a writer is communicated effectively through performance and how alternative staging allows for different interpretations of text. These can be half or full day sessions.
Giving students the opportunity to focus on skills needed for devising own work. Using stimulus to generate new work or using curriculum set texts as a starting point, students are encouraged to develop their creative imaginations using a wide range of drama exercises. These can be full or hall days.
Play in a week:
Pilot Theatre can offer a week long course in which young people can devise or work on a scripted piece which culminates in a play at the end of the week. The week’s course can increase student’s creative imagination, confidence and communication skills. Members of the group would also have the opportunity to gain a bronze Arts Award qualification from their work during the week.
Creative engagement projects:
These projects are usually connected to the programme of work that Pilot are delivering. They can also be tailored to a school’s requirements and can be delivered over a longer period of time.