21 October 2015 / News

Teaching Theatre Practice: An Interactive Employability Skills Workshop

Saturday 12 December 2015, 10:00-18:00
Royal Holloway, University of London, Caryl Churchill Theatre
£25 per person


Registration closes Friday 20 November.

The STR New Researchers Network is thrilled announce that registration is now open for Teaching Theatre Practice, a one-day interactive workshop event designed to help build practical drama teaching skills.

Drama departments frequently request practical, studio-based teaching experience from applicants for lectureships and teaching fellowships, but many drama postgraduates never have the opportunity to train or test their skills in teaching theatre practice. Some of us have very little exposure to the practicalities of the theatre industry or of making practical work; others have a wealth of practical experience but may never have translated this into a classroom setting, especially at university level. Teaching Theatre Practice will feature a full day of workshops from Jaq Bessell (Guildford School of Acting), Simon Ruding (TiPP), and Melissa Blanco-Borrelli (RHUL), all academic-practitioners working to bridge the gaps between theory and practice.

With the aim of arming participants to tackle studio-based drama teaching, this one-day workshop event will provide:

» practical skills that will translate directly to a classroom setting;
» sense of the unique challenges associated with teaching theatre practice within a university setting;
» approaches to planning and assessment;
» personal testimonies from working academic-practitioners;
» a safe space to test ideas and build skills.

The deadline to register was Friday 20 November.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at