Wednesday Nov 9th
This year the S3 Drama Production Skills Day welcomes TRESTLE THEATRE COMPANY to deliver physical theatre mask workshops. Pupils will be able to develop new skills to broaden their overall Drama experience within the varied workshops that run throughout the day. The Production Skills provide the opportunity to raise attainment in performance through workshops that give pupils hands on experience of masks work, set making and costume creating that will be used in future coursework and performed at the Drama Department Oscar Night in March.
Workshop 1 Character and Movement: Just Dance workout with a character input.
Challenge: each group to create and present a character based movement sequence using rotating set and costume.
Workshop 2 TRESTLE THEATRE COMPANY: Mask work / Physical theatre
Mask workshop delivered by Trestle Theatre creating short scenarios with each group to develop a physical theatre presentation work using a range of masks. Trestle Theatre Company is a professional theatre company specialising in mask and physical theatre. Currently based in St Albans Hertfordshire, the company creates its own masks, performances, workshops and training, sending the masks nationally and internationally.
Workshop 3 Set making: Set design elements and stage area
Challenge: each pair to take responsibility for completing one piece of set with a choice of 9 constructed moving panels or individual add in pieces.
Workshop 4 Costume creating: Costume concept colour, design, character elements.
Challenge: each pair to research relevant concept, create a design then make concept costume from the design using recyclable drama costumes and materials.
Workshop 5 Work of the day.
Challenge: each group presents their Trestle work with set and costumes created by the groups. The groups will be asked to give feedback reflecting progress and achievement.