TEECHERS Online Extended to July 2021

22 Jul 2020, Posted by admin in Latest2

Nicole Black (Gail), Jake Addley (Salty) and Rosalind Seal (Hobby)

Following our successful initiative to offer our 2018 production of Teechers free online to schools throughout the summer term, we’re delighted to be extending access to schools until July 2021, along with a range of accompanying videos exploring the artistic process, theatrical devices and the choices made by the cast and artistic team. Teechers Online is now available for schools to license for the entire 2020/2021 academic year.

Artistic Director, Adrian McDougall, says, “Following the closure of theatres across the UK, we’ve been forced to reassess not only how we remain relevant to audiences, but how we can offer more and in different ways. Education and the engagement of students has always been central to what we do, and Teechers is a play that remains incredibly accessible and relevant to young people today. That’s why we’ve made it available to schools, and I’m incredibly grateful to John Godber for allowing that to happen”.

The Teechers Online pack provides over five hours of video resources, including a multi-angle recording of the show, an exclusive interview with John Godber and Q&As with the artistic team, offering a unique insight into the creation of the show and a focus on artistic styles and influences.

Adrian McDougall continues, “When we provided the show to schools for free, we surveyed over 150 teachers about the challenges they faced and what they needed while theatres remain closed. The results of that survey painted an interesting picture of the state of drama education in the wake of COVID-19 , particularly given that school theatre trips remain extremely unlikely until at least January 2021, but more likely April 2021. What we’ve created as a response to these challenges is a cross-curricular resource that targets the specific areas of learning put at risk by the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic, notably unlimited access to the material and a unique, detailed focus on artistic influences, choices, techniques and styles. Not only that, by licensing the pack, we are able to generate an income for the company and the artists who created the show, who as freelancers face an incredibly uncertain future.”

Schools can find out more and sign up at Teechers Online.

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