Black RAT Productions offers an exciting range of Educational Workshops and seminars for students and teachers. Run by professionals, they provide quality experiences for students & an invaluable resource for teachers, lecturers and youth theatre leaders.
The content of each workshop is tailored to focus on acting, theatrical history or the specific requirements of the audience.
Playwrights – Styles & Plays
Examples include Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekov, Miller, Pinter, Bond, Godber, Russell, Churchill
Specific Texts – analysis & appreciation
Examples include A Doll’s House (Ibsen), The Father (Strindberg), A Night on the Tiles (Vickery), Blood Brothers (Russell), Antigone (Sophocles), Billy Liar (Willis & Hall), Taste of Honey (Delaney), The Crucible (Miller), A Zoo Story (Albee), Oh! What a Lovely War! (Littlewood/Theatre Workshop)
Periods in Theatre History
Examples include Greek Theatre, Medieval Drama, Elizabethan, Restoration, Period, Melodrama, Post-War British Drama, Theatre-in-Education, Naturalism & Realism, Modern, American Drama, Musical Theatre, Epic Theatre
Theatre Practitioners & Practice
Examples include Brecht, Stanislavski, Craig Boal, Artaud, Strasberg, Brook, Berkoff,
Design: set, costume, lighting, sound.
The Shakespeare Text
Examples include A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Twelfth Night, A Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, Loves Labours Lost
Pantomime, Physical Theatre, Mask Work, Comedy, Musical Theatre, Ensemble Playing, Theatre Of The Absurd
Hunting for clues, Building a character, Sustaining a role, Mastering stagecraft, Using rehearsals, Working together
Creating a KS3 curriculum
Writing a scheme of work – GCSE+
Effective use of VOICE for teachers
Directing the school play
Choreography for beginners – or, how to stage a musical number without stress!
Shakespeare for Primary Schools
Using Drama to explore poetry
Directing young actors
Young People’s Theatre
Examples include Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, Evacuees, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, Anne Frank, Gulliver’s Travels, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Musical Theatre Workshops
Examples include High School Musical, Les Miserables, Oliver, Mamma Mia, Grease, West Side Story, Annie, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, Guys & Dolls, Pirates of Penzance, Cats, Godspell, Oh! What a Lovely War!, Cabaret (KS4+), Snoopy, The Boyfriend
For further details on current workshops or to discuss bespoke workshops, contact us.