Actors work in a group of four, touring Italian schools and presenting interactive shows, in English, supported by workshops.
There is only one Sketches and Workshop Tour, and they work only with secondary school students.
If performing sketches, typically the group will perform 3 shows and workshops per day, at one or two schools, and then travel afterwards. Each show lasts for 1 hour and is performed by all four actors, to an audience of between 70 to 120 students. The students are then divided into smaller groups for the workshops following the show, which last for 30-45 minutes, depending on the age of the students and the show performed. The workshops are led independently by each actor, usually in a classroom space.
If facilitating T.I.E. Days or workshops, the actors will independently lead a class of approximately 25 students at a time, for anything between 1 to 4 hours, depending on the type of workshop booked (details below).
Ideally an actor/facilitator for this tour would have classroom experience, relevant training and/or teaching qualifications, and a drama background.
For more information about salary and the general workings of the tour, please see the Job Description page.
All scripts, songs and workshops are already prepared, tried and tested!
The Sketch and Workshop Tour repertoire (still to be confirmed) consists of:
- 10 level-specific sketches written around particular grammar structures and functions.
- A one-hour show usually consists of 3 sketches and small ‘fillers’.
- Normally, shows are followed by a 30 or 45-minute workshop, reinforcing the grammar points covered in the show.
- Sketch shows are offered to the oldest primary school students and all students of secondary school age.
1 musical workshop
- A 90-minute ‘Sister Acts’ workshop in which the students are the protagonists and the actors are the facilitators.
- The musical is offered only to secondary school students.
- T.I.E. days are offered instead of performances. They are workshops lasting between 2 to 4 hours, and consist of the actors leading an individual class in drama-based language games.
- Alternatively, a school can ask for a series of T.I.E. days, which can culminate in up to one week working in the same school.