Representation in Drama project: support and teacher survey

Representation in Drama project are asking teachers to fill in a consultation survey by 31 March 2021 to ensure that they the different contexts within which schools are working, the challenges that teachers face, and concerns about choosing texts by global majority writers and creating an anti-racist curriculum.

RinD aims to address systemic imbalances in KS3, GCSE and A level drama by supporting intersectional anti-racism work happening in UK schools, theatres and theatre companies.  The project promotes the study, directing and programming of plays by writers from the global majority*.

Every child and young person should feel represented in the subject content they learn at school. Every child and young person should be encouraged and inspired to learn about other ethnicities and cultures and every child and young person should know that they have access to the broadest variety of knowledge in our schools and colleges.

They are working partnership with London Theatre Consortium (LTC), Pearson Edexcel, National Theatre, Open Drama, Arts Council Bridges and the DTEA.

RinD are working with Creative Engagement departments in theatres and with freelancers to:

  • support schools and youth theatre companies to embed anti-racist pedagogy in their practice
  • build the skills and confidence of teachers and facilitators to study and direct texts which represent the lived experience of their students and young people
  • prepare young people to engage empathetically with Britain’s rich society of multiple heritages and ethnicities

They are delivering Anti-Racism and Representation in Drama sessions for trainee teachers, qualified teachers, freelance facilitators and creative engagement staff in theatres. They are also working with drama exam board representatives to support the changes being made to some GCSE specifications. RinD will also create resources to support the teaching of plays by global majority writers.

Survey for teachers

They are asking teachers to fill in a consultation survey by 31 March 2021 to ensure that they understand the different contexts within which schools are working, the challenges that teachers face, and concerns about choosing texts by global majority writers and creating an anti-racist curriculum.

It is important that sessions and resources address these needs and effectively support teachers to become knowledgeable and confident in creating an inclusive classroom and drama studio. Please share this survey widely with your networks.

To sign up to receive news about the RinD project, including resources, please email participation@royalcourttheatre.com.

To fill out this survey, visit the website.