Act Outs Online is a creative drama and performance-based initiative for children and young adults between the ages of 5 to 16. We have a range of group drama classes:
- 5 to 7 year olds, creative drama (Juniors)
- 7-9 year olds, creative drama (Seniors),
- 9-13 year olds, performance drama (Juniors),
- 13- 16 year olds, performance drama (Seniors),
- as well as offering one-to-one classes.
All of our classes are designed specifically for the Online experience. In this we strive to see being online not as a hindrance but, if utilised creatively, as a powerful and rewarding experience.
For many people being online fits into their busy schedules and also, with some students, the comfort of being in their own surroundings can actually help in the building of confidence and breaking down inhibitions.
At ActOuts we want each class to be like a club. It is a safe place where children and young adults can freely express their ideas and put those ideas into practice. This is where they interact, make friends and create, all in a positive and inclusive environment.
In the creative drama groups we will be working with children’s books and bringing those stories alive, working on characters, emotions and also exploring the theme of the books. In the performance based groups we will be devising projects using books, images and music as a stimulus, creating films and working on audition techniques and also monologue preparation.
As a trained professional actor and highly skilled arts practitioner with over 30 years of experience, Glyn Connop (the founder of Act Outs Online) has creatively designed drama programs that meet the needs of the online experience. Our goal is to create classes that are fun, socially aware, inclusive, informative and ultimately help students achieve their creative potential.