GET THE INSIDE ON DEMOCRACY!
Rapture Theatre offered education groups the exciting opportunity to participate in a discussion with critically acclaimed theatre director Michael Emans, and Cast/Creative team members, about their production of Michael Frayn’s award-winning and highly topical play Democracy.
Democracy is set in West Germany, 1969 and centres around the scandal of a Stasi spy within Chancellor Willy Brandt’s government. Political history, citizenship, espionage and corruption all feature, making this play not only ideal for pupils studying Drama or English, but would also hugely benefit those studying History or Modern Studies. The play’s themes ideally reflect many current events happening within contemporary politics today.
These engaging sessions offered a unique occasion to gain first-hand knowledge of the processes and preparation behind the rehearsal and research of a dramatic production. Sessions were tailored to specific requirements (on request) and included discussions on: the Director’s Concept, an Actor’s Prep, the process of Researching a Theme as well as decisions made within Creative Production Design.
DEVISE A SCENE WORKSHOP
Rapture Theatre, offered a post-production workshop to compliment and enhance its presentation of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. The workshop was delivered to pupils studying the play at Higher or Advanced Higher level and was developed to support the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence through the subject areas of Drama and English & Literacy.
The workshop investigated the underlying themes of the production by having participants explore and devise character-driven scenes allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the individuals within the play.