WORKSHOP: BLACK QUEEN 1, 2, 3! (workshop for teachers, leaders of drama clubs in high schools)
Text is often the first thing we reach for when we think about working on a play, thus skipping the valuable experience of dramatic games and theatrical exercises that can also serve as initial inspiration for creating an original project. During the workshop, we will explore how deeply individual dramatic games can be developed into theatrically engaging material and how theatrical exercises can aid in shaping personalities of a character, situations and the narrative itself. The aim of the workshop is to show directors, teachers and drama pedagogues that even a simple game when approached creatively, can become a theatre play.
IVA MILLEY, drama pedagogue
She graduated in Comparative Literature and Archaeology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. A lifelong graduate student in the field of theatrology. From a young age, she attended dance and drama classes at the Zagreb Youth Theatre College. She has participated in various seminars and workshops in drama pedagogy, educational theatre, theatre of the oppressed, mime, movement and circus, both in Croatia and abroad. Since 1997, she has worked as a drama pedagogue at the Tirena Theatre, where she also performs in plays for children and young people, as well as in educational theatre projects. She leads juggling and mime workshops, and since 2005, she has been involved in the European Drama Encounters (EDERED) as a workshop leader, group leader and assembly member. She writes plays for children and young people, which she also stages in her drama groups. She is currently employed as a drama pedagogue at the Zagreb Youth Theatre College.