An Introduction to Devising with a Stimulus KS4 (2 or 3 Hours)

An introduction to the devising process. We will share with your students techniques used in our own professional rehearsal room using either their own stimulus or one provided by us. We will help them to work together as an ensemble and will also introduce some of the theatre techniques mentioned below in the KS5 workshop. We will leave the students with exercises for when they feel stuck as well.

Advanced Devising KS5 (2 or 3 Hours)

For students with an experience of devising but wishing to take it further. We will look at a wide range of theatre styles and techniques that the students can use in their own devising work. Techniques will include Physical Theatre and Story-telling, Site-specific Performance, Object Transformation, Working with Scale, Choral Movement, Verbatim Theatre, Starting with True stories and Building an Ensemble.

Writing in a Devised Process KS4/5 (2 or 3 Hours)

This workshop is led by experienced writer/performer and regular RedCape collaborator Catherine Dyson. Catherine has specific experience in writing for young people and delivering writing workshops in schools and drama groups. The workshop will demonstrate how writing techniques can be effectively used in the devising process. Drawing on methods we use in the RedCape rehearsal room, we will show how writing can be used as a stimulus for devising and vice versa, and how the playwright's tools can help to tighten and structure your devised work.

Creating an Ensemble KS3/4/5  (2 or 3 Hours)

Help your students work more effectively and efficiently together. Group warm-ups, choral movement, speaking, running and singing.  Exercises that can be re-used by teachers when their students need to work, devise and perform together.

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"Both at GCSE and A-Level RedCape’s devising workshop and techniques for devising have been invaluable teaching aids because of their accessibility and innovation. Students have taken ideas and techniques from RedCape shows as inspiration for their own devising work."

Head of Drama Department, The Abbey School





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