Our programs are tailored for people with a passion for the creative arts. Below you'll find details information on each of the courses we offer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch
The project grew organically from me running improvisation workshops. The drama project has been developed by me and has a real focus on the ideas driving the drama coming from the young people that you work with. You would have a frame work form which to work but you may choose to structure your own workshops according to your own particular strengths or interests. You will be delivering a workshop for roughly an hour a day (you will need planning time and reflection time added to this) three or four days a week - which may eventually lead to a public presentation of their work. We aim to develop the juniors and seniors that we work with through various dramatic processes. We develop their improvisation, movement and play. We encourage volunteers to develop their own workshops with their own set of unique skills they may have such as voice, mime or clowning. You can also take part in other workshops such as music, or art and use the opportunity to absorb as much as you can from professionals volunteering and local artists.
A typical day on the drama project
- 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 - 10:00 Planning and preperation of days activities
- 10:00 Pick up and drop off at site
- 10:30 - 12:00 Deliver workshops to kids
- 12:00 - 15:00 Lunch and time off (maybe a swim?)
- 15:00 - 16:00 Explore the local area and culture or come and help volunteer on some after school sport
- 16:15 Transport pick up to house
Theatre in the traditional sense is very popular in Nairobi. There is a National Theatre, and also several small dramatic companies. Probably the best known are the Phoenix Players. In Kenya, theatre is commonly used as a form of social education.
Short dramatic presentations are often used in schools and public meetings to give meaning to lessons, campaigns and rallies. Plays tend to be local production of foreign plays, and there is a definite tendency towards broad comedy. Locally written plays are becoming more and more common, often social or political satires or domestic farces.
Kenyans are great fans of satire and broad comedy. Stand up comedy, often in the form of group sketches or parodies, are very popular. An extremely popular comedy group, called Redykyulass became extremely popular, and appeared in a weekly television program performing a mixture of social and political satire.
If you're interested in this project, please get in touch and we'll arrange a meeting to tell you more about it. Click here to contact us