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Academic and practical knowledge of Drama for GCSE and ALevel and beyond. All syllabuses up to MA level

Methodology

Exciting, current , works to your strengths and transfers my passion for Theatre with safe and trusted up to date knowledge of exam syllabuses and excellent results. Fast moving and tailored to your individual needs.

Each lesson will follow curriculum based work and tips towards exam technique

Experience

Theatre acting background from Rose Bruford college of theatre and performance both BA Hons and MA in theatre and performance. Published playwright and contributor to theatre academic literature. Teacher and director for over 20 years and Head of College in top ten school in UK.

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Rate for online lessons : £50/h
Lessons offered by Debby
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • School support
Levels
  • All Levels

Debby's CV

QUALIFICATIONS
The Faber Academy Course for Novel Writing 2011
MA, Theatre and Performance Studies, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance 2002
BA Hons, Theatre Arts, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance 1986
A Levels, History, Art, English Tupton Hall School 1983
EMPLOYMENT
NYU Steinhardt October 2016
New York
“Physical Writer” Workshop for Educational Degree Students.

Fortismere School, Muswell Hill September 2014-present
Head of College/Drama Teacher
Pastoral duties: monitoring attendance/ running student Ambassadors, responsibility for MATS students in KS3/4
Teacher of Drama key stage 3/4/5 and director of productions curriculum and extra-curricular.

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. November 2013-July 2014

Consultant
Development of an international foundation course for International students as a feeder course to multi-disciplinary undergraduate courses. Development of a series of short courses for lifelong adult learning.

The Complete Works Theatre Company, Brick Lane, London. July 2011 to July 2014
FREELANCE DIRECTOR & TUTOR
Delivery of creative projects, plays and workshops, which take place in primary, secondary, special needs schools and community centres. Consultation on gaining independent school status, delivering education to young people who are out of mainstream education, motivating them to learn through a range of creative opportunities.

YourWrite Company Limited, East Finchley, London. May 2013 to Present
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Developing writing and devising courses, entitled ‘The Physical Writer,’ delivered in colleges, Universities and professional institutions and organisations.
WRITER & LECTURER
Running professional courses on writing and devising techniques and developing original creative material for performance.

Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent. September –December 2012
VISITING LECTURER
Teaching ESOL through drama to international students and lectures and workshops delivered to MA ensemble students, which focused on the history of the ‘Joint Stock,’ and the ‘Out of Joint’ theatre companies, political theatre from 1970’s to the present day and the techniques of Max Stafford Clark.
VISITING DIRECTOR
Oedipus,in Korean and English, utilizing techniques from Oh Tae Suk with international students.

Out of Joint Theatre Company, Thane Works, London. March – September 2012
SCRIPT READER & EDUCATION CONSULTANT
Script reading new material and leading workshops with Max Stafford Clark and Timberlake Wertenbeker on teaching ‘Our Country’s Good.’
The Phoenix Theatre & The King Alfred School, London.
September 1998 – July 2011
HEAD OF DRAMA/ MEDIA STUDIES
Developing the department to include Media Studies.
Running the Drama and Media Department and developing and implementing courses from KS3-5.
Appraising staff and managing the budget and resources.
Researching, developing and leading workshops.
Liaising with casting agents for theatre, film and television.
Organising and interviewing practitioners for master-class workshops (which included John Madden, Stephen Frears, Max Stafford Clark, Clive Owen and Jonathan Miller).
Developing a new studio theatre venue.
Creating a network and marketing a brand identity.
Developing and implementing a business plan.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Running The Phoenix Theatre, (an 80-seat Theatre attached to the school).
Writing and implementing The Phoenix Theatre business plan.
Creating a brand identity and marketing and programming events
Creating festivals, including ‘Citizens on Stage 6,’ (a country festival/ fund-raiser for European funding).
Introducing ‘The Phoenix Writers’ research and development project.

The BRIT School of Performing Arts, Selhurst, Croydon. August 1995 - March 1998
DRAMA TEACHER & DIRECTOR
Teaching BTEC Performing Arts, coordinating work experience and the research and development of avant-garde performance work. Productions include a re-working of Ionesco's Rhinoceros.
University of Birmingham, A weekend course - August 1995
LECTURER & COURSE COORDINATOR
Teaching short courses and seminars on Brechtian techniques to post-graduate students (in Greek).
Cosmo World, Athens, Greece. August 1994 - August 1995
LECTURER & COURSE COORDINATOR
Creation and implementation of courses in negotiation and presentation skills in Greek and English, utilising transactional analysis.
Fotiathi, Drama School , Athens, Greece. September 1994 - May 1995
LECTURER & COURSE COORDINATOR
Developing courses and teaching the skills of acting, voice and playwriting to undergraduate drama students in Greek.
Yannokpoulou frodistiou, Athens, Greece. September 1991- September 1994
DIRECTOR OF DRAMA
Teaching English and Drama and directing plays and devised performances in an amphitheatre setting.

DIRECTING
Fortismere MaySong 2018
Fortismere Shard 2017
Fortismere Manderley 2016
Fortismere Grim Tales 2014
Rose Bruford College Oedipus 2012
The Phoenix Theatre Charlie 2011
The Phoenix Theatre Warrior Square 2011
The Phoenix Theatre The Maids 2010
The Phoenix Theatre Can't Pay Wont Pay 2009
The Phoenix Theatre Manderley 2008
The Phoenix Theatre Death Watch 2006
The Phoenix Theatre Sustainable Bodies 2005
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Sustainable Bodies 2005
The Phoenix Theatre Rhinoceros 2005
The Phoenix Theatre The Wind in the Willows 2004
The Tricycle Theatre Totally Over You (National Theatre Connections) 2003
The Gatehouse Theatre (Highgate) Accidental Death of an Anarchist 2002
The Main Hall Theatre The Importance of Being Earnest 2001
The Incognito Theatre The Diary of Anne Frank 2000
The Main Hall Theatre Oedipus 1999
The Factory Space (Croydon) Macbeth 1998
The Space The Steamie 1997
The BRIT School Theatre Doctor Faustus 1996
The Studio (Athens Greece) Devised plays 1995
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Pals 1986

WRITING
Contributor to a book The Theatre of Timberlake Wertenbeker (published by Bloomsbury). 2013
Co- writer of ‘Pals.’ A theatre script, written with Phil Evans. 1986
Writer of ‘Sustainable Bodies.’ A play for The International Festival (funded by British Council) 2006
Writer of ‘Section 58.’ A screenplay, developed with the Script Factory development course. 2006

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
GCSE /A level AQA training 2016
Safeguarding training, Camms 2016
First Aid training St John’s ambulance 2013
A two-day film school with Dov Simmons (Hollywood Producer) 2007
Devising workshops at Complicite Theatre Company, with Joyce Henderson 2005
Object theatre workshops with Liebe Weitzel (Artistic Director of Lunitique Fantastique) 2004
Directing workshops with Ian Rickson at The Royal Court Theatre 2004
Management seminar at ITC 2002
A three-day acting workshop with Polly Teale (Shared Experience) 2002
Interview with Nancy Meckler (research for the MA dissertation) 2002
Observation of rehearsals at The Right Size Theatre Company 2002
A two-day workshop on The Rainbow of Desire Augusto 1998

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