2013 Company Profiles
This season: Grey in RICHARD III and Proteus in TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Previously for SATTF: KING LEAR, THE CHERRY ORCHARD.
Education & Workshops
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF) works closely with local schools and colleges to enable young people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to access theatre and gain valuable skills for life.
The Season Workshops started in 2001 and many of the original workshop members have gone on to study degrees in theatre, train at theatre schools and in some cases to become full acting members of SATTF through our Apprentice and Graduate Actor Training schemes.
WORKSHOPS AND EDUCATION OUTREACH WORK
Season Workshops: In each year, starting from October to the end of the annual SATTF Season in May, we continue to offer a series of Saturday Morning Workshops. These have all concluded with genuinely impressive pieces of devised theatre. Participants are encouraged to embrace the ethos of the Company: commitment, respect and a professional attitude. We hope they'll create new friendships and learn from one another, while developing valuable skills and a love of theatre. Participants work alongside highly talented members of the company who have wide-ranging experience in theatre, radio, television, film and education.
We are constantly striving to find funding to help to subsidise our workshops and to make them available to students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Education Outreach: Following on from the huge success of the Season Workshops, we have developed an exciting Education Outreach programme allowing students, to experience our dynamic and enriching performing arts, team-building and coaching workshops. For teachers we offer the confidence and skills to bring Shakespeare's plays alive in the classroom - as well as texts by any other classical or contemporary playwright.
Team Building Workshops: We also offer our considerable skills and expertise for educational, team building, or training and coaching purposes. Packages can be tailored to your needs, whether you're a small business, educational establishment or large corporation.
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