Workshops and Residencies
Roger Jerome has been a featured workshop-leader and artist-in-residence in the UK since 1965 and in the USA since 1988. He has a number of specialties on offer.
Process-drama is the use of improvisation and role-play in the school curriculum. Linked to socio-dramatic play, this approach has been highly developed in Europe, especially in London and N.E. England. It is aimed at all students, as a crystallizing part of their overall education. It has particular usefulness in the Arts and Humanities, where to "stand in other people's shoes" is a powerful extension of awareness. Roger offers single, half-day, full day, or longer workshops, in which the principles are presented and then practical activities and discussion examine this excellent way of learning.
Specific Topic Residencies
Specific topic residencies of half-week, full week, 2 week and longer duration are available. In serial meetings with school-students, Roger develops a topic into theatrical form by organizing students into creative teams who devise, prepare and then present their dramas to an audience. They function, in effect, as playwrights. The realization of their creative potential is something which stays with students forever.