Ink and Curtain have developed a range of workshops that can be tailored to your GCSE and A Level curriculum. We also have workshops aimed at helping young people and emerging theatre makers. Both workshop leaders are trained in both classic and contemporary theatre styles. Which will help bring the curriculum to life.
Shakespeare and Post 1914 drama
Our bespoke theatre-based workshops are tailored to your chosen play. This includes a 30-to-40-minute performance from the play itself, we are happy to liaise with schools on which extract would be most beneficial. Followed by a two-hour workshop where we will work with children to better understand the text using theatre games and techniques. Culminating in the young people creating their own small performances. Which will help them find new and engaging ways of critically analysing scripts.
Creating your own solo show
This workshop is aimed for young people and emerging artists. Both our workshop leaders Maz Hedgehog and Faye Draper have experience in creating solo theatre productions which have led to a national tour. This workshop is half a day to a full day in length. The first half of the workshop will be led by Maz Hedgehog, published poet and playwright. Maz will teach and facilitate the young people in creating their own monologues and poems. The second half of the day will be led by Faye Draper, director and creative who will help the young people contextualise and show them how to direct their work. Followed by a thirty-minute Q&A on what steps the young people can take to produce their own work.
Creating political theatre
This workshop is aimed at young people and emerging artists and lasts two hours to half a day. In this workshop we will teach the young people on how to create and devise political theatre and theatre for social change. As well as teaching them techniques such as forum theatre and agitprop to help them create work that they feel passionate about and the stories that they want to tell.
Writing your own
Drawing on Maz's experience and a spoken word artist, poet and poetry editor, this workshop will help pupils write their own poems. Over the course of 2 hours, pupils will be taken through different forms and styles of poem by classical and contemporary poets and use them as inspiration for their own poetry.
This workshop is aimed at KS4 and young adults. This two-hour workshop will help the children understand what is and isn't consent. The difference between coercion and enthusiastic consent and when no means no. As well as looking into who can and can't give consent under the law. The goal of this workshop is to help the young people better understand consent and how it affects their relationships.
Citizenship - Colour Bars
Colour bars is a workshop aimed at KS4 plus. In this two-hour workshop we explore how race and
nationality are affected within society. Covering issues such as xenophobia, prejudice and the historical roots of racial discrimination,
this workshop will aim to provide context to and stimulate conversations about the role of race,
ethnicity and culture in contemporary social, political and media discourse
This workshop is aimed at KS4 and young adults. In an open and non-judgemental environment, it will provide information about the long history of LGBTQ+ people in society and some of the issues faced by various parts of this diverse community. It will aim to equip the students with the information they need to have thoughtful discussions about LGBTQ+ issues, and better relate to LGBTQ+ people in their lives, as well as potentially helping LGBTQ+ a questioning young people better understand and navigate issues they may face.
Stay out the red
Knowing how to manage your finances is an essential skill for young people. Both Maz and Faye are freelance artists, and Maz is an accountant with more than 4 years of experience working with self-employed people, businesses and charities. This 3 hour workshop will cover issues such as bank accounts, credit, budgeting and saving, and navigating the tax system.