OUR EDUCATIONAL AIMS
The Spanish Theatre Company (STC) is a charity committed to making theatre part of the language classroom experience through its bilingual programming for schools. It aims to introduce the riches of Spanish and Latin American theatre to younger audiences, further cultural exchange, encourage self-awareness, and enhance foreign language acquisition. Furthermore, the STC hopes to create the next generation of theatregoers and theatre artists.
WHAT WE DO
The STC produces a varied array of high quality and professional productions, most of which are pertinent to schools. Our educational programme consists of mounting many of these productions, including a yearly staging of a text from the Spanish A Level syllabus. To compliment the programme, we produce didactic material that can be accessed through either our free educational website and a series of masterclasses and workshops. The latter can be held at schools or at our theatre and vary depending on what the school is looking for.
More than 500 million people around the world speak Spanish. It is the second most spoken language in the world by number of its native speakers. The language, literature and history of Spanish-speaking countries have great cultural importance along with political and economic impacts across Europe, Africa, America and Asia. The STC helps open the door to this world through its intercultural and interactive approach to the dramatic arts.
The Cervantes Theatre stages numerous Spanish language plays throughout the year by Spanish and Latin American playwrights. The productions are generally performed in Spanish and in English.
All schools who wish to view our productions will be provided with our educational pack a few weeks before the trip.
Visits can also include a pre or post-show talk with a member of the creative team, who will talk about the creative process and discuss issues surrounding the play.
If you would like to get involved, or want more information on the educational programme, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org