Days: Mondays - Thursdays & Saturdays
Times: Times vary according to group - please see our website for details
Join Creation Education for digital drama and storytelling experiences like no other. Our sessions are all specifically tailored for our new digital stage and use new technologies and performance techniques to inspire and introduce a love of stories and storytelling in young people from ages 5-19.
Calling all young theatre-makers! Over the course of the 12 week term our Mechanicals (ages 11-16) will create a digital play to perform live to family and friends at the end of term. As a group they’ll choose a classic text or Shakespeare to adapt and over the next 12 weeks they’ll make and star in their own version of the story. Our members are following in the footsteps of our professional team, who have been successfully creating Zoom shows since March 2020, and we’ll be using our expertise to help craft each group’s show. Our Mechanicals will be diving head first into our new digital world and gain hands-on experience of how to create exciting live performance without leaving their homes.
Weekly sessions are delivered live over Zoom and members are led and directed by a professional actor and theatre-maker. This isn’t just “drama on Zoom” but instead is an exploration of theatre’s new digital stage. Creating a Zoom show brings a whole host of new opportunities for innovative theatre-making and pushes technological boundaries, and we’re really excited to share this new way of performing with our young members.
At the beginning of term the group will be presented with three texts to choose from (including one Shakespeare option) and will vote on which one they’d like to adapt into their Zoom play. Throughout the term we will craft and rehearse our script, find ways to incorporate different technologies and work creatively as a group. Through these sessions our members not only learn drama and performance skills but also build confidence, make friends and develop creativity.
Sessions can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection and bring together young storytellers and theatre-lovers from all over the country (and world!), encouraging inter-personal creativity and connection in a time when we all need it.
This is a brilliant opportunity to explore digital theatre-making and technology with industry leaders in online theatre as well as unleash those imaginations and keep creativity alive.
We’re offering FREE TASTER SESSIONS to anyone looking to join in January: get in touch now to book yours!