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November, 2013

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Title:Actors Stage Visit to Students
Author:Doncaster College 
ID & Publication:20131111026 ~ 
 Doncaster College (6kb)

University Centre Doncaster Students had the opportunity of working with two professionals from the world of the dramatic arts recently.

Tom Tunstall and Kate Wood, both experienced TV and stage actors, and who have appeared in ‘Coronation Street,’ came to the High Melton campus to take part in a director’s workshop run as part of the students degree programme.

The year two BA (Hons) in Contempory Performance Practice students were able to try out their directorial abilities on the two perfomers using the scripts ‘Happy Jack’ and ‘September in the Rain’ by Yorkshire playwright John Godber.
During the session, students did text analysis; looked at staging and design and most importantly at how a director works with actors in rehearsals towards that all-important opening night.

Dianne Hancock, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice, said,
‘The directing module introduces students to this vital part of the performing arts industry and gives them an opportunity to explore the work that a professional director undertakes.

The students have the opportunity to direct experienced professional actors who not only give a realistic idea of professional standards and real world working life but also share ideas, tips and advice for the future.
Each student is given a cast of actors to direct and the final script extracts are performed in January 2014 as part of our Directing Festival.
Contemporary Performance Practice is all about the many interesting and diverse career routes that people can take after university. Theatre graduates may work as actors but they can also find work as writers, stage managers and directors in professional theatre.’

Actors Tom and Kate said it was an enjoyable experience and a good opportunity to work with students on an established script.
Both Sheffield based performers are now working on a new production with Griffin Arts called ‘Come Rain or Shine’ which will tour schools in the near future.

The directing module is the latest workshop delivered to drama students at the University Centre Doncaster by professionals from the industry. Recently, Kulley Thiarai, the Creative Director of the new Cast Theater in Doncaster, delivered a master class to second and third year students, cementing the links between the new performance venue and the college.

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L-r: Dianne Hancock (Programme Leader), Kate Wood (Actor), Shelley Edwards,Tom Tunstall (Actor) ,Ryan Leaver,Sophie Rigg (172kb)l-r: Shelley Edwards (Student), Kate Wood and Tom Tunstall discussing the play. (129kb)l-r: Kate Wood and Tom Tunstall, Shelley Edwards (Student) directing (134kb)
L-r: Kate Wood and Tom Tunstall performing, Ryan Leaver (student) watching. (142kb)  
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