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    Graham Watts'

    Educational Work

    Graham has led theatre and television workshops on a wide range of subjects for people of all ages and abilities.

    Counties he has worked in include Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Pakistan, Finland, Poland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Ireland, Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA

    In the summer of 2006 Graham conducted two highly successful workshops at the prestigious World Shakespeare Congress in Brisbane, Australia: “Positive Ambiguity in Henry V” and “Is Shakespeare Still Relevant?” The latter went out live from Brisbane City Hall on ABC radio.

    Companies he has worked for include Royal Shakespeare Company, English Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, and the National Theatre of Great Britain (including work with the deaf).

    As Associate Director of the Mercury Theatre in Colchester he was responsible for education and devised and directed young writer’s programmes at the Mercury and RSC.

    Acting Schools Graham has worked in include: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Guildhall, Rose Bruford, Central, Mountview, Guildford, East 15, Birmingham Theatre School, Birmingham School of Acting, Manchester Metropolitan University, Arts Ed Acting Company, Drama Studio, Academy Acting School, School of Science of Acting, Court Training Company, LAPA, Whitehall, Hertfordshire Theatre School, City Lit, Poor School, Actors Centre, USA National Theatre Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA, Valdez Conference, Alaska, ACT Anchorage, Alfred University, NY, USA, the British American Drama Academy, and Essex University.

    Plays directed in Acting Schools include THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (twice), LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, THE INNOCENT MISTRESS, A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE LADY FROM THE SEA, THE THREE SISTERS (twice), THE CHERRY ORCHARD, WHALE MUSIC, TESS, CLOUD NINE, ROAD (Twice), A LIE OF THE MIND, HARD FEELINGS, ST JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS, ROSE, ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, LIVING QUARTERS, RIDERS TO THE SEA, THE TINKER’S WEDDING and IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN (these last three transferred to Greenwich).

    In 2003 Graham’s play “Little Eyases” – which introduces young people to Shakespeare and has accompanying workshops – premiered at ACT in Anchorage, USA.

    He is a regular tutor on the Redroofs Television Course and at Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, USA.

    Graham is Senior Assessor in Acting for Trinity College London and an International examiner for Trinity Guildhall.

    He is always interested in educational projects be they one-off or longer term.

     


    "The Winter's Tale" rehearsals, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2004

     

    “Graham Watts led an exceptional workshop with great skill and sensitivity. The students are all severely / profoundly deaf and need considerable understanding. Graham never patronised the students or lowered his expectations of them but elicited excellent work with sensitivity and humour. We are ALL extremely grateful for this extraordinary and valuable experience” 

    Terry Moriarty, after a workshop for the National Theatre of Great Britain

     


    "Marat / Sade" performance. Corbett Theatre, London, 2005

     

    “Bravo and thanks to Graham Watts who has brought our Festival's theatre department to life!  

    Jo Ryman Scott. Founder, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

     


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    Graham Watts
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    Vange
    Basildon
    Essex
    SS16 4TF
    United Kingdom

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