August 2019 - Present                       East Lothian Youth Theatre                                 Primary, Secondary and Adults

Drama Teacher

Prepare and lead workshops for various youth theatre groups throughout East Lothian. Ensure that each group is safe and free to develop performance skills. Work on small projects and help create and rehearse with my groups a show for the annual showcase performed at the Brunton Theatre.

 

August 2018 - Present                       Citadel Arts                                                           Youth Programme - Leith

Drama Facilitator

Work with two groups P1-P4 and P5 to P7 to develop drama skills. Working on various projects. We work with Citadel writers in order to create original work developed with the group.

 

August 2017 - Present                        Abbeyhill Primary                                                P1 - P7

Artist in Residence

Working with the drama group they learn performance and other stage skills, including stage management. We work towards projects for The Colony of Artists and small projects throuhout the year. The group have had opportunities to work with professional actors and provide the voices for a Citadel Arts radio play.

 

August 2016 - Present                       Cutting Edge Theatre - Inspire                             Primary and Secondary Schools Edinburgh

Drama Teacher

Lead workshops for Primary and Secondary additional support classes within in Edinburgh in a safe and creative enironment.

Maintain discipline and routines within each class.

Work with each class to assess needs and to create a plan that works for the abilities of the students.

Help encourage students to gain confidence as peformers and allow the skills and ability to develop.

 

 

April 2015 -2017                                Startroupers                                                         The White House

Drama Teacher

Lead workshops for 5-12 year olds in a safe and creative environment.

Plan and implement workshops appropriate to age and ability of each class.

Maintain discipline and routine.

Use inititiative to allow students to grow as performers and to gain confidence.

Link in with other agencies to provide opportunities for students.

 

 

Janurary 2010 - June 2012                Paradocial Ink                                                       Project based

Actor/Director/Stage Manager

As director I was expected to lead rehearsals with acotrs during the rehearsl schedule.

Link in with external agencies, inlcuding LGBT Youth, Police Scotland and LGBT.

Lead workshops with external agencies.

I am a professional actor working within theatre, film and television. I have experince working with students from diverse backgrounds, experience and abilities. I have am able to create a safe and creative  classroom environment where students are able to build confidence and grow as performers. I have experience of managing challenging behaviour effectively and I am able to work with children with little communication skills. I have a general knowledge of sign along and I have been able to incorporate this into drama games. I have been able to use my knowledge of drama and performance to modify games and performance exercises for children with additonal support needs. I have experience of directing adults with additional support needs and have a worked on many projects that have been fully inclusive.