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Decision Making
Published: November 4th, 2020 by theatretrain

Decision Making

There’s a game you can play as an acting teacher. It’s very easy and all you need is a ball. You stand the group in a circle with spaces between. They can be any age, even adults. You tell them that the point is to pass the ball from person to person around the circle. […]

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Empathy
Published: October 28th, 2020 by theatretrain

Empathy

These days we have a whole world waiting to judge others but how can they do that without knowing them? And can you ever know anyone else? The old Native American saying “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes before you judge” seems a good place to start. As a young drama student, I used […]

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Using the Heart and Using the Head
Published: October 20th, 2020 by theatretrain

Using the Heart and Using the Head

It’s hard work being a young person. Have we forgotten how often we were angry or down as we were growing up? Sometimes it was a minefield just getting through a day. And didn’t we all have our bad days? Most of us probably still do. As I’ve always said the theatre space is special. I […]

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Leadership
Published: October 7th, 2020 by theatretrain

Leadership

When I was at school, we had a band – the brass band kind not the rock music kind and I learnt a lot from it. In year 9 I led my section but I wasn’t that good. Suddenly a new pupil joined who although two years younger was much better than me. He had […]

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Raising Self Esteem
Published: September 30th, 2020 by theatretrain

Raising Self Esteem

Some people are quick to judge. I’ve spoken before about the “critic in the head” constantly judging you and your actions. Very unhelpful. Wouldn’t it be great though to have the opposite – an enthusiast in your head? A voice that supports, and encouragers you? “A fragile thing even.  At Theatretrain we use the power of […]

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