The two new teachers joining StageScreen met our students today and led some exciting sessions.
Hannah Kirkpatrick is our new acting teacher and Sam Pearson will be teaching film and TV.
Feedback from our students was great.
It may have been the final session of 2021, and the morning after our second performance of The Godmother, but energy levels were high.
The next generation of Team Purple is ready and raring to go when the new term starts. If you would like to join us, apply for a free trial session here.
Jack Broughton, who has been our comedy and drama teacher since September 2018, is leaving us for pastures new.
We’ll miss him so much and we thank him for all the fun and creativity he brought to lessons, rehearsals and productions. Among many highlights, he wrote a serial drama called Castleford Close about life in lockdown. Our students performed it last year and it was uploaded to our YouTube channel. His final project for us is directing our December 2021 production The Godmother.
All the students and teachers wish him every success in the next exciting stage of his career.
But, as we say adieu to Jack we are excited to welcome Hannah Kirkpatrick back to the team. Hannah taught our Starlets class when it first launched. She handed over the reins to Meg when she left to have her third child. Now, she’s back and taking over our Saturday morning comedy and drama classes for six to 18-year-olds from January 2022.
Hannah says “I love bringing a sense of fun, inspiration and discovery to class. There are no wrong answers when it comes to my classes! Just a chance to learn new skills, explore your creativity and build confidence in a safe and supportive environment. I can’t wait to get started and explore exciting new projects with the brilliant students at StageScreen.”
Hannah studied Drama at The University of Hull, before training for a Postgraduate Diploma in Acting at The Bridge Theatre Training Company. She has worked as an actor on stage and screen as well as teaching for performing arts schools across the Midlands.