Devised puppetry project in Russia
Check out Jen's original post & her other work at: https://scribblesandshakespeare.wordpress.com Puppetry is powerful. It has the capacity to make people believe in life where there is none, to see a soul in a collection of strings and wooden sticks. And it doesn’t only affect the audience. It can have a profound effect on the puppeteer. With this in mind, for my third time teaching at the English summer camp in Russia, this time through ENgage Theatre Arts, I focused on pupp
Introducing gamification - how we can use play to create performances
What is gamification? And how can it be used within a drama context when working with students who speak English as a Foreign Language? Will this group of 8 – 13 year olds be able to create and perform an interactive, immersive theatre performance? These questions were playing on my mind as I prepared to return to Zorka Summer Camp, to work with CLASS Study and Language School for the fourth time. I was slightly nervous, returning to the same location, same brief to create a
The Secret of 'Making Sense'
In November 2017, EN-gage Theatre Arts Facilitator Olive Supple Still travelled to CLASS Study & Training Centre Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Olive was to direct, for the first time with these students, a piece of immersive theatre exploring the 5 senses. Read about her experiences here: The Secret of 'Making Sense' “Making Sense” was an immersive theatre experience created by myself and the CLASS students in Rostov-on-Don. The performance explored the five senses (Sound, Sight,