Workshop One - The Foundations
What to do before you go online: get to know the technology (it’s not just Zoom), make risk assessments, production planning, motivate students – a participatory, fun, informative and live workshop!
Workshop Two - Getting It Right
Contingency planning: stream live from the studio, organise for social distancing or online as necessary. Learn tried and tested games & techniques, practise breakout groups. Q&As. Homework set!
Workshop Three - The Experience
Review and feedback on ideas submitted by participants. Have fun in a live (online) theatre rehearsal session. Q&As. Ready to move forward with sparkling new ideas!
OCTOBER: Monday 12th | Wednesday 14th | Friday 16th
4:00 pm BST (11:00 am EDT)
Each Workshop will be 60-90 minutes
Click below to Enrol and Save Your Spot in Theatre Directing Bootcamp for just £79 (approx $99)!
David Farmer has written and directed plays for the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and the Royal Opera House Studio. With Tiebreak Theatre Company, his productions toured widely to hundreds of schools, theatres, museums, forests and festivals across the UK and USA over a period of 25 years.
In 2014 he directed ‘The Legend of the Rood’, a cycle of four community Mystery Plays starring the Bishop of Norwich as God and with Tambai Theatre he directed Anna Mudeka in Kure Kure/Faraway for a UK tour in 2019.
‘David Farmer’s direction encourages a sense of wonder and wit’ – Sunday Telegraph on Frog in Love.
Total Theatre Award Nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe for My Uncle Arly coproduced with Hoipolloi Theatre.
Leigh Wolmarans is the Artistic Director of Silhouette Youth Theatre. He and Silhouette work closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company. A former headteacher, Leigh spent over 25 years in primary schools directing over 50 plays, many as Director of the Lings Performing Arts Academy.
Leigh’s students have performed in theatres across the country and he is well known for the high standard of his work. He has created a wide range of drama materials and books for children. He is passionate about the power of the performing arts to transform lives.
Leigh began directing four productions prior to the pandemic and has developed a highly effective approach that has enabled rehearsals to continue online throughout the year. He is currently preparing to continue the process in the Silhouette studio.
Each workshop one-hour +
Directing Online/Socially Distanced
How to organise, develop and rehearse online or safely in a studio
Establishing a foundation for long-term working relationships
Using Breakout Rooms
Developing characters and scenes through productive group work
Practical and hands-on
Interactive tasks and activities through out the workshops
…about Drama Boot Camp
‘I am excited about this course because I adore David’s approach. Thank you once again for creating this opportunity for those of us who are far far away and for using the problem (going online) itself to offer the solution (going online)!’
Here’s a Taster!
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to attend live? Will there be a recording available?
Yes, there will be replays. We’ll be sending them out as soon as they’re ready!