Actors Of Dionysus

Development of our Ancient Greek drama workshops

We want to raise money to: 1. Continue to run free Greek drama workshops for state school students in East Sussex and London. 2. Develop a set of Greek drama and Ancient myth workshops for primary schools. 3. Enhance and consolidate our education team.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1044532)

Campaign target

£7,180

Amount raised

£7,190

Donations

30

Championed by The Reed Foundation - Arts & Culture

  • The whole workshop was wonderful! We are rarely able to have workshops because of the expense so thank you so much for giving us this opportunity.

    — Izzy Forrester, Archbishop Tennison’s School

  • The chorus exercises were very good and exercises on actions with different emotions were very useful. Students enjoyed it very much. We would love to have your company back. We really appreciate [these opportunities] as our budget has been shrunk and we can’t afford workshops anymore unfortunately.

    — Baris Celiloglu, Sir George Monoux College

  • I could not recommend this workshop enough. Mark was enthusiastic & full of energy, motivating the students, while simultaneously scaffolding his approach to different students who needed varying degrees of care & support...students were gushing afterwards at how much they had learnt & enjoyed it.

    — Jessica Ferguson, Southam College

  • 10 out of 10 – they loved it and wanted to read more Greek drama. In fact the pupils want someone to come in and show them how to perform the plays in the Greek. This was a very worthwhile experience and the pupils were inspired by this workshop.

    — David Hogg, Kelmscott School

Situation

Classic texts regularly feature on the syllabuses for Drama, Classics and English. The provision of practical drama workshops on the subject of Ancient Greek theatre, led by fully qualified arts practitioners, are in limited supply. Budgets for workshops and theatre visits in state schools are consistently being cut and subjects such as Drama and Classics are suffering. Conversely the demand for external support that is focussed, practical, fun, inspiring and within budget, remains high.

Solution

Our Ancient Greek drama workshops offer state school students in educationally disadvantaged areas the chance to benefit from additional learning support. We work with teachers to provide tailored workshops which meet individual requirements & support students to understand & enjoy the main themes & issues of the play in question. We will develop new Greek drama and Ancient myth workshops designed for primary schools to inspire and educate younger children in classical civilisation.