An essential teaching resource offering ideas and inspiration for all drama education practitioners
Twice each term of the academic year, Teaching Drama brings you practical strategies, lesson plans, and inspiration to enhance your teaching. News keeps you up to date with developments in the theatre world; reviews help you to plan theatre trips, discover new resources or stock up your library; and features explore inspirational drama education initiatives all over the UK and internationally.
Whether you teach in a school context at primary or secondary level, lead extra-curricular drama workshops, or give private tuition, Teaching Drama is an invaluable resource written for teachers by teachers, playwrights, practitioners, and the stars of the theatre world.
In Drama & Theatre’s Autumn 2 issue we celebrate the many facets of theatre making that young students can explore as they embark on their careers. We meet a children’s casting director to hear about how touring productions recruit and support young actors with their performance careers and school education. For those wanting to learn more about the behind-the-scenes process, we’ve got interviews with set designers and experts in motion capture and virtual reality to hear about how the industry is bringing these fascinating practices into the classroom. We also look into two inspiring projects bringing theatre to a broader audience and engaging new communities: Pan Intercultural Arts runs theatre workshops for refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking to help instil self-confidence, while the Grand Theatre in Swansea has big plans to celebrate its city’s multicultural communities and emerging performers in a new project. Our Practitioner Focus this issue looks at Parabolic Theatre, with practical exercises to do with your class, making the company’s techniques accessible to students. We also look at a host of new play texts for study and performance, as well as reviews include live and online productions, webinar series and teacher resources.