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Course A: – Theatrical Trek: A Weeklong Journey into Improv, Scriptwork, and Stagecraft

Course Outline

Embark on a theatrical adventure with this week-long Drama Course for beginners and improvers. Dive into the world of drama as you explore improvisation, devising, scriptwork, and even a touch of Shakespearean flair! Over 7 days, you’ll unleash your creativity, hone your performance skills, and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts to bring stories to life on stage. From energetic icebreakers to captivating performances, this immersive experience promises a dynamic journey of self-expression and discovery. Join Heather Visocchi for an unforgettable week of drama exploration and take your passion for the stage to new heights!


About the tutor

Heather trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – one of the world’s top performing arts education institutions. Whilst there, she was the winner of the prestigious Duncan Macrae Memorial Award for the Speaking of Scots Verse. In her third year, she specialised in the study of Theatre in Education and went on to gain her Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Strathclyde University. She has been a practitioner of the delivery of Drama to students in a variety of settings ever since. Her career has spanned 30 years and in that time she has taught students in Primary, Secondary and Special Education Schools as well as bringing up her own 3 children!

Before moving from Scotland to Dublin in 2020 she was the Head of the Drama Department within the Faculty of Expressive Arts at Madras College in St Andrews, Fife – a post which she held for 8 years. During her time at Madras, she had various student groups participate in the Shakespeare Schools Festival – the world’s largest youth drama festival – giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage. She also ran many theatre trips to both The Globe Theatre in London as well as to Stratford Upon Avon. Since moving to Dublin, she has continued to work as a teacher in a private Performing Arts School and most recently has returned to the classrooms of two Secondary Schools to teach Drama. Heather is a Guest Lecturer on the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education (HDDE) at Griffith College, Dublin – on delivering Shakespeare in the Classroom and has contributed workshop material for the Leinster School of Music and Drama – based on Shakespeare in the Classroom. Most recently she has facilitated for Oide Creativity – Play in a Day initiative Spring 2024 – a new project promoting Drama in Post-Primary schools.