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Creative Thinking
Published: November 18th, 2020 by theatretrain

Creative Thinking

In the days when you could still fly, I had to travel from Heathrow to Luxembourg City. I was cutting it fine with my time, so I rushed to the check-in desk and put in my bag. I proceeded towards security when I suddenly realised, I had left my passport in the bag – which […]

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Critical Thinking
Published: November 11th, 2020 by theatretrain

Critical Thinking

Solving problems is so important in education. I used to work in a theatre where we had a class of pupils for a day and in that day, we taught them how theatre worked. We had a stage with a set built on it, lighting and recorded sound in separate control rooms, live sounds effects […]

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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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