I'm currently studying for my Masters degree, MA Writing for Performance, at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, London. I have also trained as a theatre director at one of the country's top drama schools Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.
I work as a playwright, director and dramaturg for Bred in the Bone, an international Theatre Company, which travel extensively across Europe, and specialise in a european theatre training. I have also worked with several other theatre companies, as a playwright, director, dramaturg and workshop leader.
Though I am a drama specialist, my of my skills and knowledge are transferable to creative english and english literature subjects.
I have come from a practical teaching background, in the form of leading workshops for actor training, as a movement specialist and director.
I worked as a visiting professional director for Rose Bruford College since 2011 on numerous projects and courses.
I am aware for many students that Drama, English and English Literature courses and education focus on the analytical and theoretical, which of course they should, but I am a creative and practical person. As a creative and practical person I can show you my approaches to how I uses my theoretical knowledge and apply it practically to creating and furthering my understand of a piece of work.
Don't worry, this doesn't have be to jumping up and down, or running around the living room. Though it might involve reading pieces aloud, writing exercises (creative responses to different stimuli in different creative forms, short stories, poetry, scripts), watching/listening to clips or footage in other mediums (**Web Address Removed**) , discussion, presentations, drawing, it is really going to be case of works best for you, and together we can develop a plan that is bespoke to your requirements.
If you are looking for assistance with your Dramatic studies, there are many things I can help you with:
Analysing a text: understanding character, plot, structure, subtext, themes, styles, genres, devices, symbols, miss en scene, historical and cultural contexts.
Understanding of Shakespeare.
Understanding of theatrical practitioners, in particular Stanislavski, Grotowski and Peter Brook.
Developing written critical responses and analysis of theatrical productions.
Approaches to performance skills and techniques.
For English Lit students, nearly all of the above applies when approaching a dramatic text, then many of these approaches to poetry and prose are the same.
Understanding imagery, metaphor, simile, symbolism, themes, styles, genres, structure and form in poetry.
Understanding imagery, metaphor, simile, symbolism, themes, styles, genres, structure and historical context in prose.
Developing written critical responses and analysis of literature in many different styles.
Then for English students, I probably can assist you the most in approaches to creative writing, presentation, speaking and listening skills.
Developing and understanding different creative writing styles across a multiple of mediums.
Presentation skills, both rehearsed and improvised.
Assisting in recognition in the difference between written and spoken English and how both relate, as well as developing together.
Then again, many of the skills above are more than transferable to your English studies.
So, there is lots we can do, and most importantly we can work together to find a plan that works best for you. That's why to begin with I offer a free consultation session, this is a chance for us to get to meet and discuss the best course of action with no obligations. I also block-booking as well as hourly-rates, dependant on suits your needs.
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