Play On London and Leeds

Our top rated CPD day, Play On, is back.

This year, we have a wide range of content for you to choose from, and it is open to all teachers across the UK - whether you are registered for the Festival or not!

Play On is a dynamic and enriching CPD training day that you can register for separately from, or in addition to, the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Play On will be taking place in Leeds and London:

9th September, Leeds University, Leeds
12th September 2019, Conway Hall, London

Sessions include:

Being heard
*Guest session
: A masterclass in getting the most out of actors’ voices.

Stage combat
*Guest session: Work with a professional fight director on how to craft an exciting – and safe – fight scene.

Focusing a scene
Exploring how to use the space and ensemble to direct the story towards the audience.

Narration
How to incorporate chorus or narrator figures into the world of your play.

Big questions
Practical exercises to explore the relevance of these plays for 21stcentury pupils through big social, moral and spiritual questions.

Play On's guest sessions are facilitated by industry experts and the day also offers the chance to watch a professional director stage a scene.

For Festival teachers it provides an extra day of training:

  • Challenge yourself to push your directing further
  • Bring an extra teacher, and skill up more of your staff
  • Get additional support from industry experts

Play On is well-timed to take place in September, just as you are kicking off your rehearsal process in earnest and in need of a burst of inspiration

For other teachers it:

  • Makes Shakespeare accessible for you and your students
  • Brings drama and play into your rehearsal room or classroom
  • Broadens your network

Festival schools - How to register
The full day costs just £99+VAT per person, with lunch provided. There is no limit on the number of teachers that can attend from one school.

Register via your backstage account:

  1. Login into your backstage account
  2. Go to the 'things to tell us' section
  3. Complete the Play On booking form and submit

Non-Festival schools - How to register
The full day costs £250+VAT per person, with lunch provided. There is no limit on the number of teachers that can attend from one school. Click here to register.

“An excellent day - full of practical strategies to use with our pupils.” Gemma, Jericho Primary, Whitehaven.

With three different rooms to choose from,  become an expert on one theme or mix and match to broaden your experience.

“Great CPD! Can't wait to apply your amazing ideas.” Tracey, St Swithun’s School, Winchester

 

 

 

If you have questions, do give us a call on 020 7601 1810.

 

 

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