IncSpot is a new theatre project at Queen's which aims to promote inclusive practice both in how it is run, and in using drama in schools. It is a chance for students to decide how to run the project, gain training necessary to do this in a professional manner, and to create performance both with pupils and high quality performance of their own. The project has high artistic values, and will include opportunities at every level of theatre production and management.
There are several different parts to this project, and it depends on how the student wants to be involved as to what the contact hours are. At the beginning of the project this will be negotiated depending on the involvement that the student wants to have, and what they can commit to, and then a volunteer contract is drawn up. This can be renegotiated at any time, so the student is in control of the amount of time that they put in, but if they commit to a certain amount of time, they are expected to honour this unless this is discussed and changed.
From October to May 2011, students will work towards creating a Theatre in Education performance which will explore a chosen theme, and have a specific focus on challenging perception, the way we view others and construct our own identity as well as the identity of those around us. Performances will be showcased in a Drama.Inc Festival at the Brian Friel Theatre in May 2011.
Students will be provided with training in disability equality, and those facilitating drama in schools will also be trained in child protection and facilitation skills for designing and leading drama and arts based workshops in schools. All students going into schools will complete and AccessNI police check.
The project is fully accessible for students with disabilities, and actively encourages opportunities for students with disabilities to perform, manage and run the project.
Drama in Education Facilitator: Students will relieve training in Drama Facilitation skills in order to plan and deliver inclusive workshops in secondary schools. They will learn how to research the context, liaise with schools, and develop educational material to accompany the workshops, amongst other things.
Disability Advocacy: Students will help to develop networks with disability agencies, research into disability rights, and develop skillsin delivering disability awareness/disability equality training.
Arts Management: The Arts Management role involves working closely with the IncSpot manager to direct the project. The role will include project coordination, planning and organising meetings and events, aaliasing with other project volunteers and project development, and HR.
Director: This is a chance for a student/students with interest and or/experience in directing for the stage to direct or co-direct the Drama.Inc festival production in May 2011 at the Brian Friel Theatre. The potential director/s will be required to submit a resume, and appointed after an interview.
Actor: We are looking for both actors and actor facilities with strong interest in inclusion/disability. No previous expereince is necessary, just enthusiasm and a commitment to equality.
Technical Theatre: Interested in lighting, sound, stage design, costume design or multi-media? You will have a chance to develop your skills in one or more of these areas, depending on your interest.
Marketing: Marketing for IncSpot includes assisting in recruitment of volunteers, brand development of the project, PR (including networking, writing press releases, etc) and aaliasing with Drama in Education facilitators to develop education materials for schools.
Fundraising: You will assist in researching and writing funding applications and developing income generation for the continuation of the IncSpot project.
Any of the roles above (with the exception of Drama in Education Facilitator) can be undertaken under Route B , in an assistant role, which will involve assisting the lead person on that part of the project.
For both routes:
Students will be particularly encouraged to develop their own strengths and further interests in the project if they so wish (for example, film, editing, music, dance, arts management, etc), and can be negotiated with the project leader.