The New Drama Group for Home Educators

Step into your light

Mentored by

Martin Schmandt

Artist, poet, teacher

Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5LS
Chosen age group:

For ages: 12 - 16 years years

Available tickets:
Standard £12.50/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
What we'll do
This is a drama group for homeschoolers between the ages of 13-15. These weekly classes will develop creativity, confidence and teamwork. The class curriculum includes theatre games, movement, improvisation, stagecraft, and performance technique. Our sessions will begin with a physical warm-up and move on to character-based improvisation games, followed by a series of projects including playwriting workshops, text work and how to build a story. We will build to a sharing of the work at the end of the term for parents and friends.
About your mentor
Martin Schmandt
Artist, poet, teacher
I have been a Waldorf teacher for 19 years. I was a Class Teacher at Michael Hall for 16 years. I wrote and directed many Class 12 plays and other performances such as musicals and operas. I am an international advisor on Waldorf education and am especially active in China. I have a diploma from Artemis School of Speech and Drama in East Grinstead. I have worked as a writer and director with touring companies in the UK. I am a practising artist, specialising in sacred paintings and biographical portraiture. I am also a published poet.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To develop structure in scriptwriting.
Aim 3
To be able to adopt, develop and sustain a role.
Aim 5
To be able to participate in short improvisations using gesture, movement and/or facial expression.
Aim 7
To develop skills to devise, write and perform short scripts.
Aim 9
To be able to use and discuss the use of various musical techniques to enhance the dramatic experience.
Aim 2
To be able to use a range of stimuli to develop critical and creative thinking skills.
Aim 4
To be able to develop thinking skills by exploring characterisation.
Aim 6
To be able to recognise and understand different theatre vocabulary.
Aim 8
To be able to use and discuss appropriate gestures and movements in drama games.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Where we'll be
The Pavillion, Shalesbrook Lane, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5LS
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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.