Teachers' Forum

We run termly open teachers forums, workshops and provide resources for working with drama in school. If you would like to be invited to our next forum, please email [email protected] to be added to our mailing list.

Our work with our teachers panel, exam boards and the London Theatre Consortium’s Creative Learning Symposium, demonstrated an urgent need for us to engage with senior leadership teams in schools. Therefore our most recent Teachers Forum extended an invitation to SLT and focused upon thinking together, creatively about how to use the arts to work with young people at risk of exclusion. Attendance included a free ticket to the critically acclaimed Anna Deavere Smith’s piece Notes from the Field which prompted a very insightful and useful set of responses.

Teachers’ Forum on Poet in Da Corner

Friday 1st November 2019, 5:30pm – 7:15pm

You are invited to attend a free workshop and screening around Poet in Da Corner by Debris Stevenson Feat. Jammz.   Following its critically acclaimed premiere at the Royal Court in 2018, this coming of age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal’s seminal album, returns for a limited run before going on tour.  Step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide, and discover how grime allowed Debris Stevenson to redefine herself.

Poet in da Corner features grime MC Jammz as SS Vyper, and is directed by Royal Court Associate Ola Ince.

This workshop will explore the Live Theatre Review component of the Drama GCSE exam. We will screen extracts of the original production and explore through practical exercises how to effectively discuss directors, actors and designers choices for the written exam.

The event includes a complimentary ticket to On Bear Ridge by Ed Thomas, playing in our Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on Friday 1st November at 7:30pm.

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Book your place by Friday 25th October.



Past Teachers Forums

Teachers’ Forum: The Prudes
Thu 17 May 2018
The Prudes assistant director Nimmo Ismail and Young Court Manager Romana Flello lead a workshop exploring Anthony Nielson’s rehearsal techniques and journey towards sharing his work with an audience.

Teachers Panel meet with Exam Boards
May 2017
A discussion between teachers and exam board representatives regarding new writing content within the curriculum, and the use of new texts to diversify content in the classroom.

What is new writing’s place in education?
Dec 2016
A discussion and skills-sharing workshop about how we as a new writing theatre can support teachers in taking risks and exploring contemporary voices in the current curriculum.

Where are the Women?
Nov 2015
A discussion about the lack of female playwrights in the drama curriculum. Teachers, theatre makers and exam boards came together to find practical solutions to this issue.