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1 BTEC First Certificate in Performing Arts DRAMA

2 BTEC Unit A1 explores the varied elements of the Performing Arts Industry The 2 areas we will be looking at are; Production Venues Production Companies

3 Production Companies & Venues Hull Truck Theatre

4 History of Hull Truck The Hull Truck Theatre is a theatre in Kingston upon Hull which presents high quality drama productions. It also tours its productions on a regular basis.theatre Kingston upon Hull The theatre was founded in 1971 by actor Mike Bradwell when he could not find work. He placed an ad' in Time Out magazine saying, "Half-formed theatre company seeks other half".Time Out

5 John Godber – Artistic Director John Godber became artistic director in 1984 although at first he was unaware of how much the Hull Truck Theatre was struggling financially. John Godber He had been making a good living as a teacher but the idea of being able to produce some of his own works led him to accept the post. He decided that the best way to improve sales and the success of the company was to write a play relevant to its audiences. He wrote "Up n Under" a play about the rugby league in Hull. This was a success.

6 New Hull Truck Theatre From 1983 the company was based in its venue in Spring Street but a new 440 seat theatre has been built for the company, as part of the St. Stephen's development.St. Stephen's This has cost £14.5 million and opened on 23 April The opening production stated its run on 25 April 2009 and was the premier of the John Godber play Funny Turns.

7 Community Theatre Hull Truck is different to other theatres since they have ongoing projects with different community groups such as youth theatre groups, people with disabilities and amateur dramatics They dont just host plays; they get involved with the creation of the arts that they show to the public

8 Arts Administration – Konflux Theatre In Education Konflux Theatre in Education is a York-based theatre company touring throughout the United Kingdom with workshop programs and performances for young people. Their programs involve working interactively with groups in schools and all types of venues, incorporating drama as an integral part of personal and social development. They believe in using drama and theatre as tools for creative learning. Thier work inspires imaginations and engages young people's interest and involvement.

9 Konflux Konflux Theatre in Education was founded in 1997 with the aim of producing high quality theatre for children and young people. They are committed to providing schools with unique programs that enrich and extend the National Curriculum, because they believe that young people learn best when they are learning creatively and having fun

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11 Konflux They work with more than a 1000 schools every year and pride ourselves on our close working relationships with teachers and other education professionals, making sure their programs and their delivery are always tailored to the needs of the organisation. Konflux Theatre is an accredited Gifted & Talented provider

12 Individual Task Spend 10 minutes highlighting and annotating both hand outs making sure that you understand the basics about both the venues and the company

13 Group task – choose one from below Hull Truck – Imagine you are the Artistic Director of Hull Truck. Create a plan showing new ways to get people to use the facilities at the theatre i.e. community outreach program. Konflux Theatre in Education company – Imagine you are a group leader within the theatre company and have been asked by the local primary school to produce a workshop based on Encouraging Healthy Eating

14 Extended Study Research Hull Truck theatre and Konflux Theatre Company Bring to the first lesson of week 2


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