"Through the exploration of performing arts; children, young adults and those with additional needs are presented with a visceral outlet which stimulates their creative and imaginative resources. By utilising the medium of Drama, my workshops aim to encourage creative development and facilitate the freedom of choice, in a supportive and inspiring enviromnent. This allows those participating to express themselves with more ease and enhance their social integration whilst developing technique and an awareness for recognised theatre practises. The creatively-stimulating, engaging and interactive nature of my workshops aims to enrich their passion for storytelling and creating narrative."
Paul has worked extensively, alongside theatre companies, dance schools and those with additional needs (learning disability) in addition to his work in secondary and primary education as Workshop Facilitator.
He specialises in the following:
Ancient Greek Theatre
Theatre for those with Learning Disabilities
Audition Technique & Monologue Work
History of Theatre
Singing (Harmony Work & Vocal Technique)
Stanislavski and Naturalism
Speech & Voice Work
'Paul is warm, welcoming, cheerful, and people felt comfortable talking to him. When he listens to people he is focused, patient and genuine . . . We felt that the group was extremely well run. People have choice and control over what happens. It is calm and fun. People learn to take part in the group, concentrate, focus and be confident.'
Quality Checkers at 'People First Dorset' about Say-So Drama Session
'Paul is a committed theatre artist, and has great sensitivity to performance creation and delivery. He has coached our LAMDA pupils for their solo exams and they have not only gained strong marks (all Merits and Distinctions) but they have also enjoyed the process of working with him. He is firm but gentle, clear and consistent, knowing when to adapt to suit his pupil or audience. I highly recommend working with Paul.'
Heidi Hollis, Principal, Stagecoach Bristol South West, Portishead (September 2016)
'Paul is dynamic, passionate, hardworking and focused. He has a fantastic range as a performer both in character roles, movement and singing. We have been booked for performances which involved workshops afterwards with young children and their families. In this context Paul is engaging, confident and inspiring.'
Gill Simmons, Artistic Director, Brave Bold Drama (January 2018)