Growing Wings: A 4 part drama course to help you step into your light

18 and over
Group size: 10 - 18
About this experience

Join me at Emerson College for four intensive weekends of drama workshops.

This course, which can be taken as a complete experience on any of the weekends, will allow you to develop your presence on all the stages life presents you with. Each weekend will have a different theme. This means that participants who join more that one weekend will have the opportunity to build on what they have already experienced to extend and deepen their skills. Those that join a later session will be introduced to the theme without prior expectations or experience needed.

You will learn to stay grounded in a dynamic world of feeling and imagination and to use your body and voice as powerful expressive tools. The exploration of character will reveal aspects of your inner life that have been waiting to emerge and grow wings.

The last weekend is a special session devoted to directing which sensitises you to the key questions of any developing situation. In drama terms, that means that you give attention and focus to what is at stake in the scene and recognise the dynamics at play in moving to a resolution. This work is a powerful tool that can be applied within your life even after you have walked into the wings.

We are going to be studying the tasks and hindrances of every character, and how these work on different levels. This will allow players to identify what is characteristic of their own journeys.

Over many years I have enjoyed leading drama workshops and performances with groups of adults and young people. I have always experienced both their delight in the activity and the profound fruits in terms of growth, self-awareness and personal energy.

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to lead groups or stand before crowds. It is ideal for anyone who is interested in developing all the strengths detailed below.
This is an excellent Continuous Professional Development course for professions such as teachers, healers, leaders, and public speakers.

Course dates:

March: 27th, 28th, 29th - Friday 19:00 - Sunday 12:30

May: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 19:00 - Sunday 12:30

May: 22nd, 23rd, 24th - Friday 19:00 - Sunday 12:30

June: 26th, 27th, 28th - Friday 19:00 - Sunday 12:30

Accommodation and Meals

Rooms and delicious organic meals catering to all dietary needs are available via Emerson College.

**Please note there are no remaining rooms for the 1st - 3rd May.

Please use the purple Contact Mentor button to register your interest and to ask any questions.

About your mentor

I have been a Waldorf teacher for 19 years. I was a Class Teacher at Michael Hall for 16 years. I wrote and directed many Class 12 plays and other performances such as musicals and operas.

I am an international advisor on Waldorf education and regularly visit China.

I have a diploma from Artemis School of Speech and Drama in East Grinstead.

I am currently running in Drama in Education course in China and have worked as a writer and director with touring companies in the UK.

I am a practising artist, specialising in sacred paintings and biographical portraiture I am also a published poet.

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
You will learn how to use your body in an expressive way.
You will be able to use the energy of the audience as fuel for your dramatic gifts.
You will learn how to guide the experience of people who are listening to you and watching.
You will learn how to balance your speech between groundedness and imaginative variety.
You will learn an array of approaches to building a convincing character.
You will learn how to direct others in a way that will help them to shine on a stage.

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My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

Cancellation process

A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required to reserve your place. I will be happy to welcome a substitute participant in the event that a student needs to withdraw.

This experience is offered by Martin

I am a practising artist and long-time Waldorf teacher. I am married and have a teenage step daughter.