Never in my classroom – what, no plan!

PART 2 During the two weeks of the Summer School, I stuck with a task despite some initial concerns. The first time I ran it there was some confusion, as to the exact nature of the exercise by one perplexed student, and what her role was. Before the lesson try to determine those students who […]

Guest Blog: Create5 -Stanislavski System

The last time I was creative? Now Iā€™m no Shakespeare, Da Vinci, Mozart, or even Joe Bloggs the tambourine playing busker, but for the reasons I am about to give, I believe I have been creative 100% of my waking (and probably sleeping) life. Stanislavski was a clever guy. He narrowed down the processes we […]

Leipzig Writers – listening to voices

No I am not talking about my fringe madness. Last night I had the pleasure to witness different voices reading their work as part of the Embassy of Love at the great local venue the English Room. The mix was eclectic from content, style and dialect. We had funny and sexy courtesy of Maeshelle, a […]

Leipzig Writers – the Closest East to the Heart

A quote by James Earl Jones has resonated with me for years. “One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.ā€ Since working with a guy with MS who could not speak I have been struggling with my own inability to speak the words I write. At […]