Welcome to Drama
Drama, like all the arts, is an active, reflective process by which people understand who they are and who they might become. In Drama we create fictional worlds to better understand our own real worlds. All students at Meden School learn in, through and about drama in their weekly lessons. They will develop literacy skills, learning to write and read drama and explore ways of communicating and interpreting situations in a safe environment for all. We see it as our duty to develop students’ social and communicative skills to enable them to succeed in the future.
Extra Curricular Drama Activities
The Drama Department at Meden School offers all students the opportunity to become involved in extra-curricular Drama activities.
Each year the Drama Department's Intangible Inc Theatre Company produces a whole school production, whereby all students from Years 7-13 are encouarged to get involved either with performing or being part of the technical or back stage crew. This is a fanstastic opportunity for students to gain more confidence with performing and working as a team to create a performance.
Auditions take place at the start of the Autumn Term each year and students have to commit to regular after school rehearsals and also coming in during some Saturdays and half term rehearsals as well.
The Trapdoor Theatre Company also runs at Meden School and is for Key Stage 3 students to develop their acting skills. Students do not need to audition for this but will have to commit to regular lunch time rehearsals. At the end of the Summer Term Trapdoor Theatre Company showcase their work in front of parents/guardians.
Students who opt for GCSE and AS/A'Level Drama will also get the opportunity to go to the theatre to see performances. This is a vital component of the course at both GCSE and AS/A'Level.
Previous School Productions:
2016 - Currently in rehearsal for Oliver - with performances due to take place on
2015 - "Return to the Forbidden Planet"
2014 - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Previous Theatre Trips
2015 - Shakespeares Globe Theatre: Seminar on "Othello" and a tour of the globe.
2014 - Big Brum Theatre In Education performance of "The Angry Roads" performed at Meden School.
Birmingham Rep "Othello"
Nottingham Playhouse "The Kite Runner"
Mansfield Theatre - "Brace Yourself"
Nottingham Arts Theatre - "Woyzeck"
2013 - Fortune Theatre London: "The Woman In Black"
Duke of Yorks Theatre London: "The Doll's House"
Nottingham Playhouse - "1984"
Extra Curricular Drama Timetable
Intangible Inc Theatre Company - rehearsals for school production - meet every Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30-5pm, alongisde Saturday/Half term rehearsals.
Trapdoor Theatre Company - Key Stage 3 - meet every Friday lunch time in Studio 2.
Lighting and Back Stage Crew - Meet every Monday in the hall from 3.30 - 4.30pm.
If you require more information or your son/daughter would like to be involved in the extra-curricular Drama activites please speak to Mrs Michell Head of Drama.
Performing Arts News
- Drama Update
A Performing Arts Round Up (19/04/2016)
- National Theatre Connections Performance: "Eclipse"
Intangible Inc perform their version of Simon Armitage's play "Eclipse" (23/02/2016)
Half term Rehearsal (11/01/2016)
- "Eclipse" National Theatre Connections
Key Rehearsal Dates for National Theatre Connections: "Eclipse" (11/01/2016)
- Year 11 Intervention
Half term intervention on Tuesday the 27th of October for year 11 Drama students. (23/10/2015)