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***STET EDUCATION NEWS***


Hurray! STET Education delagation will journey to Ezcaray Spain with fellow European artists to learn from one another, exchanging wisdom, laughter and a passion for arts education.  
Project "Peerform it", here we come! 

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS​​


Since 2013 STET The English Theatre offers educational theatre workshops and performances. Our successful education department is in touch with over 300 international and Dutch schools nationwide. Yearly over 2000 students at primary and secondary level are involved in STET education programmes. It has proofed to be a unique way of learning, gaining insights in drama techniques, storytelling, communication and most importantly learing about oneself.
STET now offers open workshops for individuals and at Universities with international performers who are based in the Netherlands. And regularly we organise Q and A sessions after our performances.
We highly value the direct contact with students, teachers and audience members.

For more information and bookings, please get in contact us at education@theenglishtheatre.nl  
or +31 6 20 43 1919


What we offer

  • Professional theatre makers
  • native English speakers
  • high level experience and fun
  • flexibility
  • CJP (Cultuurkaart)
     

 Periodic Activities
(Only to book in a specific period)

inifnite jest workshop28-11 May 2017
Physical Theatre and Improvisation Workshop

(primary school)
by London-based Infinite Jest theatre company
Your pupils will discover how to use their bodies creatively to invent characters, devise physical sequences and work as an ensemble to tell stories. They will explore some fantastic improvisational games to enable them to become brilliant, original story tellers.  
Venue: your school or a location your provide
 

infinite jest workshop8-11 May 2017
Physical Theatre and Improvisation Workshop
(secondary school)

by London-based Infinite Jest theatre company
Your students will explore some fantastic improvisational techniques to enable them the become brilliant, original story tellers. The workhsop leaders are trained actors with experience in teaching drama and native English speakers. 
Venue: your school or a location your provide

infinite jest shakspeare8-11 May 2017
General Shakespeare Workshop (5-12 yrs)
Whether it's a first taste of Shakespeare and his plays or an in-depth look at a particular play, Infinite Jest can tailor a drama-based workshop to suit your requirements. If your students are new to Shakespeare Infinite Jest can offer a fun and engaging way of sampling England's greatest playwright. 
Venue: your school or a location you provide
 

storytelling workshopSat 13 May 2017 
The Art of Storytelling Workshop
 
(open workshop for all ages as from 18 yrs)
Join the workshop to experience the fascinating world of storytelling! This session is designed to expose the participants to the fundamental principles of storytelling as a performance art form. You will find ways of telling stories in an original, engaging way.  Location: Zaal 3, The Hague

lost in denmarkMay - June 2017
Lost in Denmark  performance (16-20 yrs)
Annemarie de Bruijn, like a Danish detective, takes your students along in her search for Hamlet. Through Hamlet’s best friend, Horatio, she gets as close as one can get to the man that intrigues so many...
Location at your school, or a space you provide.

open1 September 2017  11.00-14.00
Identity and Shakespeare Workshop and Performance (16+)
Emmeline Prior from London's world-famous Globe Theatre and STET's favourite open-air theatre company Illyria are coming to the beautiful grounds of Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar. 
Your students will have the opportunity to participate in this stimulating outdoor workshop as well as having a front-row seat as Shakespeare's words are brought to life by professional actors. 

gg16 workshop27-29 September 2017
Guildhall Graduates Acting Workshop (14-18 yrs)

Now in its fourth year, STET's hugely popular acting workshop will give your students a rare opportunity to work with graduates from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This stiumulating programme offers a "centre'stage" role in the company of professional actors.
Location at your school, or a space you provide.


accc18 - 22 December 2017
A Christmas Carol Performance (16-20 yrs)

by Ashley Ramsden Master Storyteller (UK)
***more information and education offer to follow soon****






Princess and the pea29 Jan - 4 Feb 2018
The Princess and the Pea Performance (4-12 yrs)

by Rod Burnett, Storybox Theatre (UK)
***more information and education offer to follow soon****








 Permanent Activities
(to book year-round)
Storytelling and Identity Workshop (14-26 yrs)
Sept 2016 - July 2017
with Raphael Rodan & Sahand Sahebdivani
"Of course you fear me... you don't know who I am."
Our lives are made of stories.
The stories of our parents and the stories of our land, our culture and our nation define us and form our identity. These stories help us bond with some people but can also create a wall, separating us from others...


Caja´s Magical Storytelling (2-11 yrs)
Sept 2016 - July 2017
with Caja van der Poel
Caja’s stories are full of magic, rich imagery and
heartfelt content. In the middle of a day spent learning with our head, we take a breath and learn with our heart.

"The universe is not made of atoms, it's made of tiny stories" 

 


Curious about the programme in 2016?
Click here for Evaluation 2016

Some schools we worked with so far are... American School of The Hague, British School The Hague, Dalton Den Haag, Dalton Voorburg, Edith Stein College (The Hague), Europen School Bergen, Groningse Schoolvereniging, Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, HSV (van Nijenrodestraat and Nassaulaan in The Hague), International School Groningen, International School of Amsterdam, International School of The Hague, RSG Magister Alvinus (Sneek), Segbroek College (The Hague), Sint-Maartenscollege (Voorburg), Trinitas College (Heerhugowaard)... 

Macbeth 2  Macbeth workshopPunch 1  gg

 Our education photographer is: Agnieszka Wielopolska (wielopolska@hotmail.com)


Interesting facts about STET
Did you know, that...

  • STET The English Theatre is the ONLY theatre production company in the Netherlands which
    programmes throughout the year exclusively in English.
  • STET Education welcomed in 2014 more than 2000 students from all over the Netherlands.
  • Our education surveys show a 95% "Extremely satisfied" result.

 What teachers said about us:

“My students thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Macbeth by Infinite Jest.  It was pitched at a great level for secondary students with some prior knowledge of the play.  The company had adapted the play in an imaginative and creative way making the original language really come to life.  My students particularly liked the use of sound effects, puppets and some audience participation.  They were engaged throughout and had lots to say about it afterwards.  We hope we can see another performance next year!” (Infinite Jest Performance, 20-05-2016, Clare Calton, English Teacher, European School The Hague)

"We have asked our students what they thought of the performance and the workshop and they were all very positive. Even though the language was hard to follow for some of our students, they enjoyed it and they have recommended us to do things like this again with future groups." (The Taming of the Shrew Open-Air Workshop, September 2015)

"All the children loved the workshops and were full of enthusiasm for Shakespeare and English afterwards. The actors gave 100% effort and motivated and educated our students in drama and in the unique writing of Shakespeare. Many thanks!" (General Shakespeare Workshops, April 2015)

"The reactions I got from my students were: splendid, very enjoyable, entertaining, educational; some had never thought they could write a poem in English and perform it." (Devon Glover, November 2014)

"We will definitely keep up to date with your performances and would like to have something next year. Keep in touch and thank you." (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, January 2014)