Athens International Conference 2018
Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education
Utopia or Necessity?

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in the 20th anniversary of its foundation (1998-2018), in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad, is organizing the 8th Athens International Conference on Theatre and Performing Arts in Education.

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Invited speakers - Paper contributors - Workshop facilitators

Gillett Johnny

Theatre director, story practitioner, UK

Johnny Gillett (aka The Journey Man) has worked in education establishments across the world for 30 year. This began a mime artist, but he soon trained as Speech & Drama teacher with the New Era Academy in London, later following this with studies in Youth Work at Chester University (UK). He then combined this learning with his experience and knowledge of folk tales from his years of international work to develop a methodology known as Story Practice. Initially created to assist dyslexic children in creative writing, this interactive and kinaesthetic approach to deconstructing stories is now used in community projects, youth centres and in corporate companies. Currently, he is developing programmes with schools in China and with Chinese students in Singapore to increase their confidence in English through storytelling and drama.