Four West Midlands teachers collaborate on a piece of theatre
Four teachers from schools in the West Midlands have collaborated on a piece of theatre created in response to The REP’s production of Gravity.
Impact is an insightful and provocative piece which explores the impact of one teacher’s actions on the pupils, their parents and the other teachers.
The REP is keen to develop opportunities for teachers alongside its extensive work with schools, early years settings, young people and community groups. In pilot projects in October 2011 and February 2012 teachers have taken part a REP Industry Insight Week, which included workshops with REP staff learning about special effects make up and playwriting as well as an opportunity to work on a performance-focused project.
Jessica Farmer, The REP’s Director of Learning and Participation, said “We are really pleased to be able to offer such projects for teachers who are often eager to create work and perform themselves but rarely get the chance. Alongside such performance projects The REP offers CPD sessions and masterclasses with directors as well as networking opportunities.”
There will be an opportunity to watch Impact after the performance of Gravity on Wednesday 29 February. This short performance will be followed by the Gravity After Dark; a post show discussion with members of the company.