For the second year running The Theatre Orchard has been asked to run a summer school in Weston super Mare. In a partnership with XTND we will be working at Hans Price Academy, where a major school rebuild provides the perfect setting for 50 transition students to explore notions of environmental change – both good and bad – using Dr. Seuss’s story, The Lorax, as a jumping off point.
Working with a fantastic team of professional practitioners there will be plenty of scope for new creative ideas to be tackled in a fun and exciting way. Craig Edwards (Living Spit/Shoofly), Susan Pearce (Bristol University),Sarah Moody (Devil’s Violin), Laura Street (Travelling Light, Oiley Cart) ; Jaime Pardo (University of Salford, Media City UK) are facilitating sessions and will bring an absolute wealth of experience and creativity to the process.
The invited group of children will play with music, dance, drama, design and stop motion animation to tell their own environmental stories. After two weeks working with the arts team from The Theatre Orchard they will have made some solid friendships that will set them up for September and learnt seriously fun skills that they will not only share with family and friends on the final day, but also take with them into year 7.
Director Craig EdwardsMusical Director Sarah Moody
Choreographer Laura Street
Designer Susan Pearce
Animator Jaime Pardo