This Intermediate Workshop will take Primary grade drama acitivities to the next level (figuratively and literally). Giving more in-depth demonstrations of activities which relate to your curriculum (socials, science, math, storytelling/writing) this workshop will prepare you for immediate as well as extended lesson-building use of creative drama. As well, the drama activities will lead into actual theatre, if deisred.
Group work is emphasized for creative collaboration. Creative Drama relaxes the student, allowing for group trial, and replaces rote memorization for comprehending material.
No materials will be sent out ahead of the session; however, a detailed outline will be posted at the workshop. The workshop is both lecture and demonstration, with fun!
Comfortable clothing to move around in; optional floor sitting.
Susan Pendleton received her Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from New York University, including two summer studies in England.
She also earned her Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance from The University of Memphis, and played in a number of professional orchestras in the States and Canada.
Susan founded the Surrey Youth Theatre Company and continues to run and direct it, now in its 24th season. SYTCO is a not for profit Company for auditioned young actors and has presented more than 60 productions.
2022 will be Susan's 7th STA Conference presenting Creative Drama and Theatre Workshops, as well she has led workshops for Langley schools and BC Provincial Teacher conferences. While in Saskatoon she developed a Creative Drama curriculum for the schools; and was head of the theatre department and instrumental music department at a junior/senior high school in Tennessee.