Spotlight Drama Studio

About Spotlight Drama Studio

Spotlight Drama Studio aims to develop the whole child by encouraging creative thought and ideas providing opportunities for the expression of those ideas through the medium of drama. By working in groups, children learn to respect one another, to interrelate positively and to communicate effectively.

Classes take place once a week where children of all ages explore the different facets of drama including:

  • Voice production, mime, movement, improvisation, characterization, play building and acting technique.
  • A public production is held annually where children are given the opportunity of performing for an audience, thus sharing their ideas and creative processes while growing in confidence.
  • Eisteddfod and exams can also be entered on a solo basis for further extension, providing a more formal assessment structure.

Drama can be of a benefit to all children and assist them in reaching their full potential.

Debbie Gildenhuys

About Deborah

Deborah has been teaching drama for 29 years, at various high schools, primary schools and preschools. She has been running Spotlight Drama Studio for the last 21 years.

Deborah is currently teaching at Mickelfield, Kirstenhof Primary, The Wise Owl Pre School and Auburn House School.

Recent productions have been:

- The Silver Chair
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
- A Night on the Wilde Side
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Snow Queen

As well as annual Showcase Productions

Deborah has a passion for teaching drama to young people, she also loves acting on stage when given the chance!

Laurie drama

About Laurie

Laurie has had extensive experience in teaching drama to children from grades 1 – 12.  Some of the schools at which she has taught include Western Province Prep, The Grove Primary, The Rock Academy & Westerford High School.

She has directed a number of school productions including “Joseph”, “Horn of Sorrow & Elephant of Africa”, “Into The Woods”, “A Kidsummer Night’s Dream” & “Cinderella”.

She is passionate about teaching Shakespeare and most recently has directed “King Lear” & “Macbeth” for SACS High School, entering both productions into the annual ‘Shakespeare Schools Festival’ held at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

Laurie is excited to be joining ‘Spotlight’ to share and use her passion and talent for drama teaching.