Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Wednesday 12th November 2014 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

brecht-and-stan-tintedThis highly popular workshop gives you the opportunity to explore through practice the ideas of two hugely influential theatre practitioners - Konstantin Stanislavski and Bertolt Brecht. Both men challenged the existing conventions of theatre-making and developed their own systems, which continue to influence theatre and cinema today.


Through practical exercises you will explore the different approaches of these two giants of theatre and experiment with their effects on performance. We will finish the day by making two scenes using the same subject matter but using the techniques of each practitioner.


  • Tuesday 5th August 2014
  • Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP

Course Tutor: Kevin McCurdy

kevin-mccurdyIn 2014 we are offering a new one-day course on unarmed stage-fighting with acclaimed Stage Combat Master Kevin McCurdy who choreographs for Shakespeare's Globe, the National Theatre and the RSC - as well as films, TV and theatre. The course is suitable for teachers and other drama professionals working with pupils aged from 12 years upwards. No previous experience is required!

A fun and physically stimulating day is in store. You will learn how to use basic stage combat skills for your school and college productions, ranging from pushes, pulls, falling, punches, slaps, dragging, hair-pulls, headlocks and other contact and non-contact work. Kevin will show you how to "bring reality" into the training using real-time based territory and spacial awareness drills while ensuring that the fight choreography is safe and effective.

This highly practical one-day course gives participants the opportunity to learn from a professional fight director and to take away many ideas and techniques which can easily be used when depicting conflict on stage - whether you are working with young people or adults. You will have the opportunity to record your own videos as we move through the day to remind you of the moves afterwards and will be given access to photos and videos taken by Drama Resource during the sessions.


  • Wednesday 15th October 2014
  • Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1



Course Tutor: John Wright

Drama Resource is proud to present a Masterclass with John Wright. This one-day practical course investigates a structured approach to devising theatre. John will cover three main aspects of his work:

  1. Adaptation - the ways and means of remodelling non-theatrical material into a theatrical scenario.
  2. Devising text - the ways and means of creating a written text collaboratively.
  3. Generating material from nothing - getting ideas, themes and images from your immediate surroundings as opposed to trying to make them up in your head.

The course is ideal for potential theatre-makers who would like to devise theatre with adults or young people and will help teachers who require a structured approach that they can use in the classroom or studio.

John Wright is an internationally renowned teacher and director and the author of Why Is That So Funny?

"Theatre about as inventive, imaginative and fantastical as it gets." - Time Out.


Drama Courses

Since 2005 Drama Resource has offered a range of high quality training opportunities to hundreds of teachers, teaching assistants, drama practitioners, actors and directors. Courses on drama in education explore the role of drama techniques to use across the curriculum. Courses on directing and devising theatre use exciting and creative approaches to developing group performance.  All courses are highly practical and supported by course notes, enabling participants to easily adapt the approaches for their own use.

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