‘Protests’ by Drama Scholars

‘Protests’ was the theme of the workshop in which girls created and performed a beautiful piece of theatre about climate change protests.

19 November 2019

Upper Sixth girls, Holly and Jessica, both Geraldine James Drama Scholars, describe their day,

“As Scholars we are offered many opportunities to learn from professional practitioners such as this ‘performance-in-a day’ Drama Scholars’ workshop and dinner. The brilliant actors from the Paper Birds theatre company taught us a variety of devising techniques. They introduced exercises for us to use in our own devising processes. We explored choreographing movement and physicality, as well as the use of verbatim style.

The piece was politically driven based on transcripts of our personal views about climate change and the devastation it has caused our planet. We all enjoyed performing the piece we had devised for our parents that evening. After that we enjoyed a delicious dinner. Our thanks to the Paper Birds and to everyone in the Drama Department who supported us.”

Director of Drama and Dance, Mrs Kirsty Richardson said, “I was very impressed with the original and relevant material that the girls worked on in the workshop. The girls went on to give a thought-provoking performance for parents and staff in the evening. Above all I would like to say a huge thank you to Paper Birds for sharing their highly effective approach to devising and to the Catering Department for a delicious dinner!”

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