Hello, my name is Marie Kelsall. I am a trained drama teacher and actress, with equity membership, who has been teaching students aged 2 - 21 in the Exeter area for the past seven years.
I have a gentle approach to teaching. I don't like to force a student to do anything they are uncomfortable with. I try to nurture confidence and a love of performing on stage allowing the student to take on more challenges as and when they feel ready.
Green Banana Drama's ethos is to nurture creativity and to help build confidence. Students should have fun whilst learning drama techniques. All students need to bring is their imagination!
For the older students
Green Banana Drama believes that Drama allows people develop their voice and to express creativity. Students will explore plays, theatre practitioners and styles to encourage students to form their own theatre voice. All students need is a willingness to explore and share ideas, and a sense of fun!
Green Banana Drama welcomes all students who wish to take part but may request that a student requiring special educational or physical needs is supported by a carer or parent. Please don't hesitate to speak with Marie if you have any questions about this.
“Marie is an inspirational workshop leader. Marie's energy, dedication and enthusiasm is just incredible. The children adore her facilitating and if anyone is lucky enough to have Marie' expertise they will see what a wonderful facilitator she is.” Polly Agg-Manning, parent