What Do We Do? As an educational theatre company TWAS Theatre run weekly dance and drama sessions to children aged from 5 to 11 years and our Performing Arts Programme aimed at older students from 12 to 18 years old. We offer after school classes to primary schools and currently run two open classes in Manningtree, Essex. The classes are two hours with 55 minute lessons and a 10 minute snack break in between. We offer our TTYC members the choice of taking either one class for an hour or both if they prefer.
Why Join TTYC? Being a professional producing company our aim is to offer our students the opportunity of becoming part of our TWAS Theatre Young Company (TTYC.) Throughout the year with our industry trained teachers we create a summer term production, script showing term and a skills term focusing on techniques. If your looking to gain access into drama schools and further your skills or just looking to make friends and have fun, joining the TTYC is the place for you!
Fees & Signing Up! The fees for our 5 to 11 year classes are £4 per hour in total £8 for both hours and for our Performing Arts Programme for ages 12 to 18 is £8. If your interested in signing up to our open classes in Manningtree and are a parent looking to sign up via our after school classes, follow the link below.
Our Resident Teachers
Jenna Saiz (MA Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting)
Teaching at Stonham Aspal Primary School
Jenna is Co-Director of TWAS Theatre Ltd. Jenna is a freelance workshop facilitator and actor. She’s toured internationally with TIE groups Theatrino in Italy and the Emerald Isle Theatre Company in France and Belgium teaching English as a foreign language. Jenna is currently one of our resident TWAS facilitators, works at Stagecoach Colchester and is also a lead facilitator for the Aspire sessions at the Mercury Theatre, working with autistic students. Jenna is also a profession singer and deputy for London vintage trio, the Femmes.
Rachel Jewson (BA Hons Musical Theatre)
Teaching at Manningtree 5-11, Manningtree 12-18 & Stonham Aspal Primary School
Rachel is a well experienced dance teacher with Stagecoach Colchester and is one of our resident TWAS facilitators for all our weekly classes. Rachel has previously choreographed for productions held at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End and Milton Keynes Theatre. Rachel studied Musical Theatre at University Centre Colchester and is a freelance professional singer.
Matt Jewson (BA Hons Creative Performance/MA Acting from East 15 Acting School)
Teaching at Manningtree 12-18
Matt is Co-Director of TWAS Theatre Ltd. Matt is a freelance drama teacher and actor. He’s toured internationally in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing with Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Matt has over 5 years experience teaching for Stagecoach and for TWAS Theatre. He has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and a true passion for educating through theatre. Matt is thrilled to be leading older students in this new programme.
Current Open Classes
Manningtree : Ages 5 to 11
When? Tuesdays Where? Venture Centre 2000, Lawford, CO11 2JE Time? 4pm to 6pm Cost? £4 per hour
OPENING JANUARY 9th 2018!
Manningtree : Ages 12 to 18
Performing Arts Programme
When? Tuesdays Where? Venture Centre 2000, Lawford, CO11 2JE Time? 4:30pm to 6pm Cost? £8
Download our Performing Arts Programme information pack here
In School Classes
Stonham Aspal Primary School
When? Wednesdays Time? 3:30pm to 5:30pm Cost? £4 per hour
For any queries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jenna on 07757417307