It is always good to know where we are coming from at the start of a course, and one of the first things we need to do is to establish very quickly what we understand ‘drama’ and ‘theatre’ to mean.

For our purposes, drama is mainly concerned with the process of exploring and is about using a range of techniques to access the given material, often in workshop activities, and theatre is about engaging an audience through a range of performance techniques and elements following a period of preparation and rehearsal.