The Drama Association of Wales is delighted to announce the launch of its annual Theatre Summer School to take place at the University of Wales, Newport from Sunday 12th August – Saturday 18th August.
Participants can choose between Theatre Mezze with professional Director Ben Humphrey and Approaching Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Theatre Mezze with Ben Humphrey
Professional Director Ben Humphrey has specifically designed a jam-packed course that aims to inspire and develop theatre knowledge. With a combination of devising, acting, vocal-work, mask-work, physical theatre and text study this will be an exciting week for all those involved. Contemporary theatre practices and techniques learnt on this course are directly transferable to all aspects of theatre.
Ben is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Swan Youth Theatre and Associate Director of the Worcester Repertory Company. Originally trained as an Actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Ben went on to work in theatre, radio and TV before taking the step behind the scenes with a variety of professional productions. Ben is a fully-accredited GoDA adjudicator and has strong training links with the Drama Association of Wales having delivered a variety of extremely successful workshops.
Approaching Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Practitioners from the internationally renowned Royal Shakespeare Company have devised a series of intense workshops to develop and encourage the use of Shakespeare. The week is a combination of exploring the works of Shakespeare, unlocking the language and different methods of staging a production. This course is open to all abilities and is suitable for actors as well as directors.
The Royal Shakespeare Company aims to connect and help others connect with Shakespeare and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists. They are involved with Summer School as part of the RSC Open Stages project, is a new project that aims to embrace, develop and celebrate amateur theatre, re-forging the bond with the world of professional theatre.
There is a variety of booking options; Full board starts at £550 and the tuition-only day rate is just £310. We are also offering a easy payment scheme, to spread the cost of the course. Each year the Drama Association of Wales select a venue that offers the accommodation, workspaces, catering and social areas in order to make an extremely enjoyable week of learning with like-minded people at the lowest possible price..
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