Schools Programme


Sixteenfeet offers a range of informative, participatory workshops based around our productions, which explore the theatre making process and look at the themes and background of the work we create.

Playwriting Workshops
For secondary school students who have a story to tell but may not quite know where to begin. The workshops, designed to be highly practical and interactive, will cover:

  • storyline construction
  • beginnings, middles and endings
  • creating plausible characters
  • pace
  • clarity of ‘feeling’ each piece wishes to convey.

Scriptwriting through Improvisation

These will look at practical methods of devising short scripts through improvisation. They see the process as a way of engaging participants who may have challenges around literacy, but have a desire and passion to write.

Black History Programme

The workshops aims to use drama and storytelling to celebrate and learn about the lives of inspirational Black People, both contemporary and historical, and to hear the untold stories of these significant figures.
Using drama, musicimages and storytelling techniques, children will explore the key moments in their lives and gain an understand as to why they are celebrated.
They will have an insight into what inspired them, explore some of their work, and learn about about the challenges they overcame and triumphs they achieved.
The workshops are suitable for KS2 (years 4, 5, 6) and can be tailored to last from 45min 90min depending on the school’s requirements.
A large space or hall will be needed. Also, projector and sound equipment and a computer.

Max Gold and David Baker are joint directors of The Brixton Youth Theatre (BYT) http://www.brixtonyouththeatre.com  have used these techniques to create the projects the youth theatre performs. They have also run scriptwriting projects in after-school drama clubs at Holloway School and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

Max Gold

Max_GoldTrained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Professional credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre and a regular stint in ‘EastEnders’. Max has run numerous projects for young people at risk of exclusion for the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

David Baker 

Dave_BakerTrained as an actor at Arts Educational School. Credits include National Theatre and numerous TV appearances. Former Co-Director of Creative Learning and Artistic Associate of Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, David directed ‘Young Autistic and Stagestruck’ at the Lyric which was broadcast as a documentary series on Channel 4. He was co- founder of the Lyric Young Company and is an experienced drama facilitator running many projects for young offenders and young people who are NEET and at risk of social exclusion.

We also deliver a range of stand-alone workshops including:

Sixteenfeet can create bespoke workshops according to your requirements.

info@sixteenfeet.co.uk

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