LEARNING & TRAINING ZONE
Welcome to our learning zone! This area is intended to facilitate learning and training, for actors, and other creatives within the film and theatre industry, with a view to promoting excellence in South Devon's already prodigious performance talent - although you do not, of course need to be local to make use of most of these. Please look around, enjoy the resources, and join in! Participation in our training is not required for membership or appearing in our shows, though if you are new to performing, you will find this resource of benefit.
The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company's education section is overseen and maintained by Laura Jay.
Laura has been involved in theatre and film performance since 1996, holds a BA (hons) specialising in film and TV production gained in Plymouth, UK, in 2004, along with having completed, at the same time the British Institute of Professional Photographers "Professional Qualifying Exam".
Laura then went on to complete her PGCE in post compulsory education (specialising in theatre and performing arts) at the University of Exeter, and continued to complete a Masters degree at the same university, specializing in teaching theatre and performing arts within the post-compulsory and secondary sectors. She also founded The South Devon Players in 2004. Laura continues to work professionally as an actress, sword dancer, model, photographer, and theatre./ film director.
Social peer-to-peer learning
Join these groups, administered on Facebook for ease of access, to discuss, ask questions, and debate. As with all our social media, and classes, you are welcome to join, regardless of whether you are a member of our team or not, but we do require that all communication is kept on-topic, well-written, and respectful.
These are not to be used as groups for posting castings. If you have an external casting to share, please contact our casting agency section.
We have found that often, people learn fantastically by sharing experiences and questions, thereby gaining a wider range of experience, views and suggestions, than could be obtained from one person.
>>>>Access the Learning Zone Facebook group <<<<
This is a portfolio-based, certificated qualification launching in October 2017, which can be studied from anywhere, and provides an intensive, but flexible, recognition of your skills and your ongoing skills development. This will be free for active members of The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company productions, or at a small cost for anyone else, which goes towards funding our theatre & film work. This is aimed at being accessible, suitable for a wide range of abilities, and assist teens and adults in our area who do not have the facility to attend a formal drama school outside the area.
>>>>Access the Creative Awards website page & registration<<<< COMING SOON
>>>>Access the Creative Award registered students Facebook group<<<<
Over the winter months, we will be running classes, usually around once a month on a weekend or evening, in an aspect of performance skills. These may run from 90mins to 3 hours, and cover a wide variety of performance or technical skills. The costs of the courses will usually range from £5 - £10, and help subsidize our continued production. When dates are available, these will be announced below, and on our social media.
>>>>Classes listings and registrations <<<<
This is a section where we save links to resources, articles and training videos which we highly recommend. You are welcome to add resources which you have found, subject to approval.
>>>>Online Library page <<<<