Workshops have included stage fighting (including basic sword fighting), puppetry, clowning/slapstick, physical theatre, forum theatre/theatre of the oppressed, mask work and improvisation.
Some of the schools I’ve taught for recently in Italy and Switzerland are: The James Henderson (British) School in Milan, The European Union School in Ispra and The American School In Switzerland in Lugano.
In Scotland recent work includes assisting sword maker Joel Mason in a series of sword fighting workshops throughout Scotland, choreographing the fight scenes for Bo’ness High School’s production of West Side Story and teaching for various youth theatres.
I have also been on the board of Firefly Arts for the past six years, this includes creating and running “Guid Scratch” a annual sharing of new writing by the youth theatre’s participants. This event gives the young participants opportunities for collaboration and development with professional writers and theatre makers.
I’ve also directed shows for youth theatres in Scotland and Italy, including working from a script or devising an entirely new piece with the cast.
Firefly Arts has benefited immeasurably from Philip Kingscott’s enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism. He has an instinctive handle on young people, and the unique role that youth theatre can play in their lives. Our young performers relish any opportunity to be directed by Philip, and have thoroughly enjoyed performing with him.
Joanna van den Berg,
Philip Kingscott has worked alongside my students for the past two years. He is well organised, enthusiastic and only too willing to create a workshop that is tailor made to suit your students.
He has lead sessions within school in stage fighting, puppetry and masks with students studying for (I)GCSE and IB examinations.
The students have all thoroughly enjoyed the workshops with Phillip and many have used techniques, exercises or ideas that he has taught them within their own devising work.
I would highly recommend Phillip and I look forward to his visit next year.
Drama & Theatre Arts Curriculum Leader
(The British School of Milan)