Hours of studying Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ came to life when Performing Arts students took part in a West Yorkshire Playhouse workshop ahead of a visit to the theatre’s current production of the play.
Level 2 Performing Arts students participated in a session of ‘actioning’ techniques whilst looking at different quotes from the play. Tyrrell Jones, Assistant Director from the Leeds production took the students through their paces, explaining ways in which actors are able to express themselves. John Dawson, Creative Education Officer at the West Yorkshire Playhouse said: “The Crucible is a set text and this enrichment workshop gives students a perspective on the way actors can interpret the text.”
Performing Arts tutor Kate Leigh said: “This has been a marvellous opportunity for the students, and an interesting part of the course. Apart from gaining an perspective on the text we are studying, it is important for them to have exposure to professionals in the performing arts industry. The workshop gave students a contemporary viewpoint, and the idea that this is an industry they can access.”