Designed for young people between the ages of 11-18 who want all the fun of drama plus the ‘buzz’ of live performance with all the commitment and discipline that comes with it.
Sessions are focused on producing work for the stage, whether this be devised by the group themselves or a published playwright.
We run weekly classes at Victoria School, Wrexham (Tuesdays) and ROC2 Studios, Borras (Wednesdays), between 7.00pm and 8.30pm. Each term we produce a live community performance and visit a regional venue to enjoy live theatre. We are a friendly, responsible and enthusiastic group who always extend a warm welcome to new members.
We treat all of our young members as ‘stars’ within our inclusive and collaborative approach to exploring issues, devising work and performing. Like any theatre school, we value and develop ‘performance talent’ but, in this company, ‘people talent’ (energy, commitment, cooperation, ideas and positivity) is more important. We provide a disciplined and high expectation culture that supports the individual to thrive in a safe, secure and challenging environment. With the appropriate boundaries and ground rules, creative possibilities are infinite.
District 14 provides the perfect accompaniment or introduction to GCSE Drama and our Ofqual and UCAS-recognised LAMDA qualifications give students accreditation for their performance work.
- To develop a wide range of social skills that will help students become great learners and great people with great futures. By social skills we refer to teamwork, communication, creativity, problem-solving, negotiation and leadership
- To use drama methodology and public performance to develop self-esteem and confidence in all DISTRICT-14 students
- To facilitate creative learning experiences that enable DISTRICT-14 students to express their understanding of themselves and the world they live in
- To explore a range of relevant social and community issues that empower DISTRICT- 14 students to stay safe and have empathy for others
- To develop high order thinking skills, resourcefulness and imagination through the use of the company’s chosen house style of non-naturalistic, symbolic theatre