Drama Queens

The girls are back in town…

Following on from last term’s deep dive into folk tales and women’s power archetypes, the Drama Queens are back!

And this time, it’s showtime!

Over 6 weeks of workshops, we’ll use the documentary technique of Verbatim Theatre. We’ll take the exact words spoken by people you interview and turn them into script. Then, after the Christmas break, you’ll create and direct the performance, which you’ll have the opportunity to share at the end of the Spring term.

You’ll explore every step of the Verbatim Theatre process. Along the way, you’ll engage your listening and interview skills, work up a script and look at character development, directing and putting on a performance.

It’ll be fun, playful, energetic – and a great way to flex your creative muscles!

What is Verbatim Theatre?

Verbatim Theatre is a form of documentary theatre in which the real words of interviewees are used to create the script of the play. It investigates a particular event or topic, often with a political or social edge.

Useful to know:

  • Drama Queens is open to previous participants and new members
  • no previous theatre experience necessary
  • no auditions for participants or for performance
  • ‘scratch’ performances can be very ‘rough and ready’ – more about telling a story powerfully than perfection, so you don’t need to commit to lots of rehearsals

We reserve the right to cancel programmes if there are insufficient numbers to allow workshops to run successfully.

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Feedback from Drama Queens…

I absolutely LOVE Drama Queens because it is a great place to go to explore myself and grow in confidence whilst having lots of fun with great woman I respect and admire.

It is pure awesomeness. I highly recommend it. 

Hanna, Moffat

This is for you if…

  • you want to push yourself creatively
  • you’re keen to be involved in all the different tasks involved in putting on a play – not just performing
  • you’re ready to bring your energy and inspiration to the task of creating a piece of theatre

For Ages:

for women aged 18 years and over

Times:

Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm (2 hours)

Dates:

07 Nov to 12 Dec

Cost:

£36 for 6 weeks

What to bring to workshops:

  • comfortable clothes that are easy to move in
  • grippy socks or non-marking trainers
  • water