Citizens Theatre Weekly Classes
From September 2016-December 2017 I led three drama classes at the Citizens’ Theatre on a Saturday. These classes were for ages 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. It was really great to be back working on this project having first taught 4-5s and 6-8s in the project’s inaugural year in 2007.
Citizens Theatre Easter Academy 8-10s. Photo by Jen Clokey
Harlequin – Eastwood Theatre for Youth
I had the privilege to direct Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Alan McHugh with Harlequin – Eastwood Theatre for Youth which kicked off the club’s 40th anniversary year. The production ran at Eastwood Park Theatre from 17th-21st January 2017.
Snow White and Seven Dwarves in Rehearsal, Harlequin Eastwood Theatre for Youth. Photo by Ruth Baillie.
From May 2015 until June 2018 I worked part time for the Carnwadric WIN Project, first as Creative Arts Worker and later as Drama and Volunteer Development Worker.
As part of this work I ran weekly drama classes for Primary 1-3s and Primary 4-7s, created a Young Volunteers Programme and also established an adult community drama group called Studio 46.
WIN Creative Clubs The Day the Queen Came project 2016. Photo by Amanda Barger.
You can find out more about the Carnwadric WIN Project on the WIN blog.
Lyceum Theatre – Project Wonderland
In 2016, I was one of a team of Drama Artists on Project Wonderland with The Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. I worked with pupils from Canal View Primary School in Wester Hailes and Woodlands School in Currie to stage their own creative responses to the story of Alice in Wonderland. I also ran family creative arts sessions for a group from Children First.
Artwork from Family Creative Arts Sessions, Project Wonderland, Lyceum Theatre. Photo by Jen Clokey.
Citizens Theatre Summer Academy
The Changeling, Citizens Theatre Summer Academy 2016. Photo by Angela Smith.
This was my 3rd time leading the 9-12s for the fortnight long Summer Academy at Citizens Theatre. This year, I co-led the course alongside Carly McCaig, Community Drama Worker at the Citz. Our two weeks of working on the given “Shakespeare” theme resulted in a 20 minute piece called “The Changeling” which explored the feud between Oberon and Titania over the Changeling Boy. “The Changeling” was performed in the Circle Studio on Saturday 23rd July.
A video of the performance has been shared by one of the participants here.