Thursday 28 May 2020
12:30 – 13:30 UTC (new time!)
This session will introduce Act 1 of Pretzel Theatre. We are a temporally fluid global youth theatre company. Our aim is to connect young people across the globe to engage with each other through drama. This session highlights the use of digital technology and skilled facilitators in bringing together young creative artists from different cultural, social, economic, national and linguistic backgrounds to create performance.
Juliet Cottrell, Dip. Teach, B.Ed, Masters Applied Theatre and Drama Education (Hons), has 30 years teaching experience in primary drama, teacher training, theatre for young people, teacher professional development and Arts immersion programs in schools with a focus on enhancing literacy. She co-owns a performing arts school in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Jo Lee is Director of Performing Arts at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. She was the founding Drama teacher when the school opened 6 years ago and was the school’s director of the award winning “Water in the Desert” Opera project, staged at NYUAD. Jo has completed a Masters in Drama in Education at Trinity College, Dublin and specialized in supporting non-drama-specialists incorporating Drama into their teaching pedagogy. This led to her producing the first entirely Arabic spoken play by a British International School in the UAE, following the journey of Moroccan explorer, Ibn Battuta. Jo was nominated for the GESS ‘Innovative Teacher Award’ for her work with Drama and Arabic. Jo proudly presented about this topic at the World Alliance for Arts Education in Frankfurt in November 2019. It was at this conference that she became a co-founder of Pretzel Theatre.