Ian Mackay

Applied Drama practitioner

Based in
Nantwich, Cheshire East, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Cheshire and surrounding, Staffordshire
Ian Mackay | Applied Drama practitioner

Make an enquiry Phone: 07974363256

I have been a Freelance Applied Theatre Practitioner for over ten years and the Artistic Director of Jude Theatre Company since it was founded in 2008. I deliver performing arts issue based projects in schools, colleges, prisons, and community venues covering topics such as teenage pregnancy, heath education, substance misuse, crime and offending behaviour, unemployment. Jude also facilitate youth and adult drama groups for main stream and those with learning difficulties to develop confidence, theatre skills, communication and team working skills.

Working in the West Midlands and Cheshire I use performance and psychology together to maximise the strengths of both these forms. My background is in these fields and having obtained degrees in both subjects, I am now undertaking a PhD at the University of Manchester, centred on my approach to theatre.

Group Classes

Stage Fright Drama Group

We our an adult group based in Ellesmere Port. Many of our members had never appeared on stage before but soon discovered hidden talents they never knew they possessed. In the process they also had a lot of fun and made many new friends.

We meet at The Fire Station, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 0EZ. Doors open 7.00pm. Rehearsal/tutorial starts at 7.30pm sharp.

Most of us arrive for a coffee and a chat at the “doors open” time, thus preventing disturbance to our precious rehearsal and tutorial time.

You can also see http://www.stagefrightdramagroup.co.uk/ for more info

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
The Fire Station, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 0EZ
Location: 
, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursday evening from 7pm

Friends For Leisure Drama Group

This is a mixed abilities group aimed at young people with learning difficulties and disabilities who would like to learn new skills and meet up with friends. We also encourage main stream young people who would like to gain experience of drama and mentoring.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Fallibroome Academy, Priory Ln, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4AF
Location: 
, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Monday Evening 6.30-8pm
Rates: 
FREE

Jude's Young Drama Group

Jude's Young Drama Group began as a community run youth group in 2007 with Jude Theatre Company providing the drama tuition. More recently, Jude has also taken over the running of the group, though community involvement remains high and is still the key to it's success. The group runs once a week for young people aged 7-14 years. Within the workshops we aim to teach transferable drama skills such as concentration, spacial awareness, vocals etc through a variety of games and exercises. Also, we aim to incorporate our young people's interests and concerns, current affairs and community topics using themed projects such as our 2009-2010 healthy eating project, 2010 Summer Confidence project, 2011 Winter Reminisence Theatre Project, 2012 Acting on Issues and is working towards a performance at this years Creative Minds Festival at The Regent Theatre Stoke-on-Trent

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
The Vision Centre, Albert Street, Chesterton, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 7JF
Location: 
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Wednesday during term time 5.30-7pm
Rates: 
£3 per session

Educational history

PhD

Dates: 
September, 2011
Institution: 
University of Manchester

BSc

Dates: 
September, 2007 - June, 2010
Institution: 
Staffordshire University

BA

Dates: 
September, 2003 - June, 2006
Institution: 
MMU

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07974363256

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