Using drama games, improvisational play, music and movement, you will work with the group to create fun ideas around which the play will be based. You will also explore the world of theatre production, learning about all of the elements that go into creating a show including technical aspects such as lighting, sound and set, to marketing, box office and poster design.
The week will culminate in a short performance combining everything learned over the week for your family and friends.
About The Artists...
Maisie is a director of theatre for both adults and young audiences. She has worked as Resident Assistant Director in The Abbey Theatre and Associate Director at The Gate Theatre. She has been working with the Ark in various capacities since 2009. Recently she directed 'A Christmas Carol' and a work in progress of 'Peat' in Birmingham's 'On the Edge Festival'. She is currently developing three new plays for young audiences that she looks forward to bringing to fruition. Maisie was recently part of PUSH EU, an artist development residency that The Ark is part of, exploring the theme of migration in theatre for young audiences.
Marie is a professional actor, drama facilitator and voice over artist. She has a B.A. in Drama & Theatre Studies from Trinity College and a B.A. in Professional Acting Studies from LAMDA, The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. She has been involved in drama workshops since the age of 7 and has a strong interest in educational drama. Her acting work includes roles in theatre, film and television. She ran her own drama school in Galway for a number of years and has facilitated youth drama workshops for numerous organisations including the Abbey Theatre and The Ark.