GableStage IGNITE draft

The 2022/23 Season marks the pilot year of an initiative that ignites the ambitions of the next generation of theatre artists.
In addition to receiving tickets to all five productions, a nominated partner high-school – with serious theatre students – will have season-long access to GableStage artists and company members. In advance of attending the production, students and teachers receive the scripts for the season and interactive study guides for each production. They are then visited by a teaching artist and a member of the creative team for a private workshop.
After each production, students will engage in a private Q & A with cast and crew in the theatre. Creative Team members will then re-visit the school to conduct active workshops using text and themes from the play.
This season, we are delighted to welcome Coral Reef Senior High as our designated partner school.

Program Coordinator: Iain Batchelor

Iain Batchelor is an actor, published poet and artist. He is an alumni of the prestigious West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company and a 2010 graduate of the world renowned London drama school, RADA. He is known for his role as Thomas Seymour in the Emmy nominated BBC series, Wolf Hall (2015), as well as his work on Assassin’s Creed (2016) and Frequencies (2013). Iain’s work in theatre has included successful periods at the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre, London, as well as various other appearances at regional British Theatres.
Iain recently emigrated to the U.S. where he is continuing his work on stage and screen, as well using his skills to direct and coach young actors applying for national college courses.

To learn more about IGNITE or to nominate your school for the next season, please contact