Michelle  Smith

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Drama / Performing Arts teacher and BTEC Performing Arts course leader at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in Southampton

15 years teaching experience in Drama and Performing Arts in secondary and further education

15 years experience of directing full scale youth theatre productions at  professional theatres 

Producing full scale productions working closely with technical teams in professional theatres

Set and media design for full-scale productions

Director at the Bite Size Youth Theatre group at Central Studio in Basingstoke

Worked with NT Learning and the National Tour of WarHorse to devise a collaborative piece of theatre to mark the 2014 centenary

Worked with Mayflower Engage department through my teaching role at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Playwright – Educational plays available for distribution with Tree Press – An online market place for scripts

Currently working in partnership with Autism Hampshire writing a play on raising awareness about Autism following a successful schools tour in Hampshire, ‘Ashleigh’s Silence’ will be released for distribution with Tree Press in the next few weeks

Background in directing contemporary, classical, physical and verbatim theatre as well experience in devising and directing productions in Musical Theatre.

15 years experience of teaching and delivering workshops in key theatre practitioners: Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud and Berkoff

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Drama / Performing Arts teacher and BTEC Performing Arts course leader at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in Southampton

15 years teaching experience in Drama and Performing Arts in secondary and further education

15 years experience of directing full scale youth theatre productions at  professional theatres 

Producing full scale productions working closely with technical teams in professional theatres

Set and media design for full-scale productions

Director at the Bite Size Youth Theatre group at Central Studio in Basingstoke

Worked with NT Learning and the National Tour of WarHorse to devise a collaborative piece of theatre to mark the 2014 centenary

Worked with Mayflower Engage department through my teaching role at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Playwright – Educational plays available for distribution with Tree Press – An online market place for scripts

Currently working in partnership with Autism Hampshire writing a play on raising awareness about Autism following a successful schools tour in Hampshire, ‘Ashleigh’s Silence’ will be released for distribution with Tree Press in the next few weeks

Background in directing contemporary, classical, physical and verbatim theatre as well experience in devising and directing productions in Musical Theatre.

15 years experience of teaching and delivering workshops in key theatre practitioners: Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud and Berkoff

Career stage
Mid-Senior
Industries
Education, Performing Arts, Writing, Youth Theatre
My skills
Assistant Directing, Devising Theatre, Playwriting, Workshop Facilitator, Youth Theatre
Job Roles
Assistant Director, Drama Teacher, Playwright

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