This is an invitation to come together to pass on and archive the work of Sarah Davey-Hull who passed away in June.
Sarah was a teacher, trainer and director. She had a real passion for theatre and over many years developed her own approach creating innovative, sometimes flamboyant, experimental and always exciting work.
As a teacher she inspired many who attended her classes with her own company BOLD, during her 15 years of teaching actors and actor- trainers at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and as a freelancer all over the world.
Her teaching was infused with her own playful spark, an incredible eye for detail and desire to always bring out the best in those she worked with.
Whilst Sarah’s teaching has influenced many it was never documented. This wonderful creative has left us with a body of work which we would like to archive and pass on to other practitioners, actors and teachers. We will gather and curate examples of Sarah’s teaching to share on the Critical Pedagogy Theatre Dance and Performance Training open access blog strand during the months of September and October http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/category/critical-pedagogy/
To share your experience of working with Sarah you can submit any of the following:
- An exercise.
- Reflection of her teaching.
- Exchanges in the rehearsal room.
- Any wise words given as feedback.
The post should be no more than 800 words. It may be useful to follow these guidelines:
- Time and place and project/class.
- Purpose of the exercise.
- What happened.
- Why it was important to you.
Submit to: Lisa Peck at firstname.lastname@example.org who will curate and upload twice a month. Title the email: Sarah Davey-Hull – passing it on. We hope that this sharing might result in a small publication mapping Sarah’s extraordinary ability as a teacher and her contribution to acting pedagogy.
(course leader, MA Acting for Screen, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
(University of Sussex)