Theatre Lighting

Theatre Lighting

This has literally been my saviour. Good at design, yes, but a bit of a tech-phobe. I should have listened more in technical theatre classes at university! This PowerPoint I created, with help from a friend who is an industry professional, is a dummy's guide (no offence) to theatre lighting and is really helpful for learners on GCSE, A Level, BTEC and UAL courses. Hope you find this no frills, straight forward resource helpful.
Darren1178
Production Roles and Responsibilities

Production Roles and Responsibilities

This is something I use when I am working on a play with learners and I don't have the luxury of a Production Arts course to help. Each learner takes a performance role but also fills a production role. I have identified some of they key production roles and have written a job description for each. These job descriptions include the tasks each role would expect in industry, but adapted slightly to allow for the educational setting. I usually put learners into working groups for each role: great for situated learning. Please do use and adapt to suit your needs. Great for BTEC, UAL, enrichment and for some aspects of GCSE/A-Level.
Darren1178
BTEC Level 2 Unit 1 Individual Showcase

BTEC Level 2 Unit 1 Individual Showcase

I have been an examiner for this unit for three sessions, so am well versed in it. This is the PowerPoint I use to brief my own learners. It is based on my experience and training and offers my opinions on what needs to be done to meet the requirements of the unit.
Darren1178
UAL Level 3 Diploma Shakespeare Short Assignment Brief

UAL Level 3 Diploma Shakespeare Short Assignment Brief

I have used this assignment brief for UAL Level 3 Diploma Performing and Production Arts Unit: Developing Performance and Production Skills. It involves the staging of an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet, but can be adapted to accommodate any Shakespeare play, or indeed any play for this qualification. It can also be adapted for BTEC delivery.
Darren1178
Types of Audiences

Types of Audiences

PowerPoint presentation with research activities/links included. The presentation introduces learners to the different types of audiences, getting them to think about where performance might happen outside of traditional settings. Designed to support UAL Level 3 Unit 2, but can be used / easily adapted for all levels including KS3/4/5, BTEC.
Darren1178
A Level Drama and Theatre Language

A Level Drama and Theatre Language

Hand outs and activity to help learners understand language devices used by playwrights. Includes a task sheet for paired presentations and for writing a scene, using what they have learned through an exploration of devices. Can be easily adapted / amended to meet the needs of the text you are exploring. It can also be differentiated / simplified for GCSE. Could also be used/adapted for A Level English.
Darren1178
Performing Arts, Drama and Theatre Handbook

Performing Arts, Drama and Theatre Handbook

I teach in a further education college. Each year I write a general handbook of expectations for new learners across all courses. I distribute this at enrolment so that they are aware of expectations before their induction week. Here's my handbook for 2017-18. It's in Word format, so feel free to add to it etc. It might stimulate some ideas / save you some time. I have - for obvious reasons - removed any references to my place of work. Have a great new academic yea!
Darren1178
University Applications (UCAS)

University Applications (UCAS)

I've pulled together the resources I use each year to prepare my learners for the UCAS application form and personal statement writing. My resources have a university and drama school flavour, but can be easily adapted to suit the needs of any subject area. There are two presentations, an information/workbook, worksheets and links to useful videos and websites included.
Darren1178
Introduction to Theatre Design

Introduction to Theatre Design

Resources to support design work for A Level Drama and Theatre. Includes an introductory PowerPoint, reading, activities to stimulate thinking and a hand out about the basics of stage lighting. Can be used to prompt further work and easily adapted.
Darren1178
Drama and Theatre Live Theatre Evaluation

Drama and Theatre Live Theatre Evaluation

Designed for the 2016 Edexcel AS Drama and Theatre specification. Guides learners towards writing a successful live theatre evaluation. Can be easily adapted to meet your needs. You can download examples of live theatre evaluations and the mark scheme from the exam board website to support this resource.
Darren1178
A Level Drama and Theatre Woyzeck Original Performance Conditions/Style

A Level Drama and Theatre Woyzeck Original Performance Conditions/Style

Introductory PowerPoint aimed helping A Level Drama and Theatre students to understand the historical context of Buchner's Woyzeck and how they might stage the play in their own contextualisation. A Useful starting point (buy my 'Theatre Design' bundle for further exploration). Can be easily adapted to suit your needs.
Darren1178
Brecht Introductory PowerPoint

Brecht Introductory PowerPoint

Used as part of a scheme on theatre practitioner, Brecht. Leads learners nicely into practical work - would recommend following on from this resource with practical activities from The Complete Brecht Toolkit by Stephen Unwin. Learning Objectives: Explain who Brecht is and what the purpose of his work was Discuss the historical, social, political and cultural context of Brecht’s work Define Epic Theatre Identify techniques Brecht used to achieve his intentions
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The Historical Context of Performance

The Historical Context of Performance

Introductory PowerPoint with activity, to introduce learners to this core BTEC Level 3 unit. There is about 4/5 lessons of introductory work here but easily adapted to suit your needs. A theoretical starting point.
Darren1178
AS Drama and Theatre Component 1 Logbook (Edexcel)

AS Drama and Theatre Component 1 Logbook (Edexcel)

A logbook to support learning for Component 1 on the new AS Drama and Theatre programme (Edexcel). Please note, this is for Component one of the AS. This workbook focuses on the play Love and Information and Brecht as practitioner, but can be easily adapted for any text or practitioner.
Darren1178