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Approaches and techniques

How working with young people helped me create The Gonsalves Method: A new way of training actors

January 1

Part 1 This is a love letter…. It’s to all the young people, actors, friends and lovers that have endured me talking and talking and talking about the same thing now for nearly 25 years. I read David Mamet’s True and False in the 90's...

Creativity in constraints

December 2

When online teaching began in March it seemed like something of a novelty. But as time progressed and the global epidemiological situation worsened, reality kicked in, the novelty wore off and every day seemed like one before. With students in...

Life imitating art: Low-prep drama project that kids love

November 3

This project wasn’t my idea. I wish it was but it was inspired by an Art-Recreation challenge reviewed by Kay Kelleher of the New York Times as the ‘only good Instagram challenge’ during quarantine. Kelleher wrote: At a time when museums...

Stage combat in the middle school curriculum

September 30

ARRRGH! BIFF! CRRAAACK! KAPOW! OOOOFF! When my colleague Carrie Grev and I were looking to reinvent our middle school classes we were discussing ways to increase the uptake of boys in Drama and the thought of adapting a physical theatre unit into...

Shaking up Shakespeare

August 31

Hands up who is the teensiest bit afraid of teaching Shakespeare? I’m not going to lie, I used to be petrified. It’s not a language I find easy by any means and I have sat through plays where I haven’t the faintest idea what some scenes were...

Bilingual and cross-cultural education in the arts

May 29

In this month’s Curriculum article we explore the work of two educators who use the performing arts as an integrative approach to learning languages, performing arts and more. Interdisciplinary learning structures in these two contexts offer much...

A psychogeography of Kyiv

May 2

For the psychogeographer, a walk is just the starting point; wandering and getting lost within a city is always the real goal. This wandering, termed dérive or ‘drift’ by Guy Debord and the Situationist International in 1950s Paris, must be...

5 tips for working as (or with) sight-impaired artists

May 2

As a practitioner I have facilitated workshops in various settings from Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) to post-graduate higher education, within Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools and all-male groups from local communities, every mix of society....