GableStage Ignite

a gablestage pilot program

Ignite

Ignite the ambitions of the next generation of theatre artists. Led by teaching artist/actor, Iain Batchelor and with support from the Perez Family Foundation, 22/23 marks the pilot year of this powerful new initiative.

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Igniting 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.

Partner High-Schools receive

TICKETS

Students will receive tickets to all season productions

scripts & INTERACTIVE GUIDES

Students and teachers receive the scripts for the season and interactive study guides for each production

PRIVATE WORKSHOP

Students and teachers will be visited by a teaching artist and a member of the creative team for a private workshop.

Q&A with cast and crew

After each production, students will engage in a private Q & A with cast and crew in the theatre.

2022-2023 Ignite

ian batchelor

Ian Batchelor

Program Coordinator

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.

Coral Reef Senior High School

Partner School

Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami’s Mega-Magnet, opened its doors in 1997 with the mission to create a community of learners who embrace their diversity. A variety of curricular offerings, theme-based academies and extracurricular activities provide students with meaningful, well-rounded educational experiences. The Visual & Performing Arts Academies allows the involvement in the arts associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. The school understands that arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. The Theatre Magnet Strand leads students to learn acting, directing, designing, and writing skills to create formal and informal theatre, film/videos and perform in them.

Contact

To learn more about how your school can be the next to ignite, contact

education@gablestage.org