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Equality and representation in drama education

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Performing International Plays

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How can international plays enrich the curriculum and promote equality and representation in our diverse classrooms? In this panel theatre and film director Mingyu Lin, education consultant and drama teacher Holly Wymark, artist, educator and resource writer Alia Alzougbi, and published academic and project lead Dr Margherita Laera will discuss the evolution and production of Performing International Plays, an open-access website which aims to empower and support teachers in their effort to diversify the curriculum and make sure the content they deliver speaks to and represents all students.

“In our increasingly diverse classrooms, it is no longer possible to defend a Drama curriculum based on British and European classics, a very small minority of which are written by authors whose first language is not English. We need to learn to listen to and empathise with the stories of others living on our planet, and those stories are told in many other languages, not just in English. We have selected some of the best contemporary international plays published in English or English translation, and enriched them with learning and teaching resources for Drama students and tutors in secondary schools and colleges. Our hope is that our website helps every Drama student feel represented, seen and heard through international plays.”

Project Lead Dr Margherita Laera

This event is part of the Mother Tongues Festival. Check out our rich programme of events! www.mothertonguesfestival.com

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