This video looks at Verbatim Theatre, Communication and Sharing Stories. The accompanying activity pack includes 2 tasks to help develop your understanding and creativity. There are pause points throughout the video which direct you towards each task.
Lesson 1 Task 1 – Verbatim Theatre Task sheet
Part 1 of the video explains the meaning of Verbatim Theatre and how it is used to share stories. The accompanying activity sheet includes information about Verbatim Theatre, an extract of text and comprehension questions.
Lesson 1 Task 2 – How do we communicate?
Part 2 of the video explains how bees communicate with each other to share information vital to their survival. Students are asked to think about all of the different ways humans communicate with each other and consider how different communities interact in Wales, UK and Internationally. At the pause point students are asked to work in groups to find 10 different ways that people communicate with each other then present to the class giving demonstrations.
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Area of Learning and Experience
- Language, Literacy and Communication
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Dr Sita Thomas is a Welsh-Indian theatre and film director, and is a children’s television presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick examining issues of cultural diversity in the performance of Shakespeare in the UK, and Masters in Movement Directing and Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Sita has directed and produced multiple series of educational film resources for National Theatre with topics including movement in theatre and Shakespeare. She has hosted panel discussions at National Theatre and led workshops on the work of Caryl Churchill and her play Top Girls. Sita facilitates drama and storytelling workshops for schools and community settings across the UK, and is a guest lecturer at multiple universities and drama schools.
Sita is on the boards of Young Vic and Emergency Exit Arts, and the advisory groups of Refugee Week and Movement Directors’ Association.