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Drama in Action 2021: Seeking Youth Educators

Drama in Action returns in Spring 2021 with new workshops for youth educators and teachers! 

Led by professional theatre artists and educators Lindsey McAlister, Juliette O’Brien and Neil Harris, the dynamic and informative workshops explore scriptwriting, directing, performance skills, drama games and more – providing youth educators with professional development, as well as tools and techniques to help infuse drama into their teaching. The workshops are particularly suitable for local primary and secondary school teachers who work with young people in English.

*Registration Deadline: Four days before workshop begins


Workshop 5: Inspiration is Everywhere

Artist: Lindsey McAlister

26 February 2021 (Friday), 6:30pm – 9:30pm
27 February 2021 (Saturday), 10am – 5pm

Registration Deadline: 22 February 2021 (Monday)

*Participants must be able to attend all workshop dates.

If you’re keen to create a theatrical performance for your students but not sure where to begin, join Lindsey McAlister and discover new ways to stimulate your work. In two workshop sessions, participants take part in hands-on activities that explore how props, music, images, poetry, improvisation and more can feed the imagination and inspire creativity. 


Workshop 6: Shakespeare Without Fear

Artist: Juliette O’Brien

26 March 2021 (Friday), 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Registration Deadline: 22 March 2021 (Monday)

*This workshop will be conducted online

Teaching Shakespeare can be daunting. In this workshop, professional artist and educator Juliette O’Brien shares tips on how to demystify Shakespeare’s language and highlight the universal concepts and themes that make his works relevant to modern classrooms and students of all ages. Through fun activities participants explore new ways to help students understand the texts and creative ideas for staging dialogue and bringing characters to life. All activities are suitable for a range of English language and age levels, and can be easily transferred to other texts teachers might be using in class.


Workshop 7: Bringing Words to Life

Artist: Neil Harris

16 April 2021 (Friday), 6:30pm – 9:30pm
17 April 2021 (Saturday), 10am – 5pm

Registration Deadline:12 April 2021 (Monday) 

*Participants must be able to attend all workshop dates.

Discover how to make English and literature classes fun, engaging and impactful by getting your students up and moving with drama activities! In this workshop, educator and performance artist Neil Harris shares techniques, tasks and ideas that can help students enhance their understanding of character and plot. Participants also explore how to play with voices, learn to storyboard and lead hot-seating and other spin-off activities that make text and literature classes fun for everyone.

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Theatre, Performing Arts, drama in action, youth educators

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Seeking Youth Educators
Venue: HKYAF Studio or online
Fee: Online registration required
Enquiries: cristie@hkyaf.com
Suitable for: Suitable for teachers, youth educators and parents of primary and secondary students
Note: Conducted in English

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