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Dynamising Distance Drama with Sofia Martyn (online 2 evening Europe)

September 24, 2020

Booking Closed

This event takes place at 7:00-8:30pm UK time.

While scheduled, primarily, as an evening workshop for teachers working in Europe, Theatre teachers globally are invited to attend.

About the workshop

Dynamising Distance Drama

Workshop description
In this workshop we’ll explore making distance-drama lessons more practical and collaborative by adapting games and activities that will move the students away from a desk and laptop into exploring their space to enhance their performances.

Learning outcomes
Participants will:

– explore new and adapted games to get students up, moving and engaging with their space;
– learn how to practically engage students with props, materials and staging ideas for solo and collaborative activities;
– develop a range of strategies to communicate with the audience through the camera;
– use practical Zoom tips that will enable the students to share their work live and record mini-performances so they can be uploaded to an electronic journal.

How this workshop will benefit teachers in their curriculum delivery.
To maintain continuity to a very practical and collaborative curriculum, this workshop will enable teachers to adapt current units to maximise the students’ creative potential through the power that technology can bring to the classroom.

Target audience
All MS and HS Theatre teachers.

About your workshop leader

I’m originally from the United Kingdom and began formally teaching Music and Drama when I moved to Spain some years ago. I have spent the past five years in Baku, Azerbaijan, where l have led the Arts department and taught MYP Drama and DP Theatre. I’m an IB examiner, contributor to the revised MYP Arts Guide and I’m currently undertaking an MA in Theatre.

I’m interested in contemporary forms of storytelling; from collaborative devised and immersive work, to physical theatre, to the technical innovations that are shaping the future theatre spaces around the world.

Important information

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

The workshop will take place using the platform Zoom.

Places are limited to 20 participants per workshop.

You will receive a link to the Zoom call the day before the workshop.


The cost of the session is GBP £30 per person.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. Plus anything requested by the workshop leader which will be shared with you a few days prior to the workshop.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 24 September at 19:00
Finishes on Thursday 24 September at 20:30


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