I’ve worked with young people throughout my career, and taught, lectured or mentored people of all age groups and abilities. I love how this keeps me continually re-thinking my own practice, and I get a real buzz from seeing people ‘click’ with new ideas or skills.
Third year productions at Drama Centre, RADA, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and ASAD.
Hamlet scene study classes, and supervision and marking of dissertations for RADA’s MA Text and Performance.
King Lear and Jerusalem scene study classes for Guildhall School of Music and Drama Summer School.
Acting and political theatre for the Tricycle Theatre’s MUJU Crew.
SPID’s Outreach Director through directing, writing, and developing youth programmes
MUJU’s Co-director through script editing, directing and organisational development.
‘Shakespeare and Directing’ for several years at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford Upon Avon to undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers and general adult groups on plays including Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Winters Tale and As You Like It.
Children and Youth:
Musicals in a week for Upstage Musical Productions in school holidays for large groups of mixed-ability (and mixed-behavioural ability) children aged 9-14.
Regular classes for young people (aged 8-12 and 13-21) at SPID Theatre Company in disciplines including acting, text and technical theatre. The picture at the top shows two participants in a weekly SPID session, and there are more pictures of my work with them here.
And I’ve directed, designed or mentored for several SPID Youth shows.