Starmaker School of Drama was created in the North of Glasgow in 2000 with the aim of giving children and young people a safe and fun world in which they can be creative.
We run hourly workshops which are devised, developed and delivered by a professional drama teacher, and are designed to help equip students with the necessary skills to flourish in the world around them. In these workshops students will be instructed in the following disciplines: Acting skills; Mime; Improvisation; Script work; Poetry; Storytelling; Solo work; and Group work.
In addition to learning the above skills, students will develop their social skills and increase in confidence . . . and make lots of new friends in the process.
Our School has recently been renamed from 'Little Thespians', and with this new name comes more workshops and other exciting projects. Watch this space for regular updates on these projects.
Starmaker School of Drama was created and is managed by Caroline McCoo. Caroline graduated from Glasgow University with a MA(Hons) Theatre Studies/English Literature and has been involved in children's drama and youth theatres for over 20 years. She has worked extensively in all aspects of the theatre - acting, singing, dancing, directing, stage management, lighting and sound - and recently returned from the USA where she worked as Theatre Director for Kenwood Children's Theatre Company.
Caroline is an experienced drama workshop leader, having successfully taken workshops into schools in and around the Glasgow area. In addition, Caroline achieved a certificate from Mountview Theatre School in London which she attended in the Summer of 2000. For your interest and your child's safety, Caroline is; fully insured; has been vetted by the police and Disclosure Scotland; holds a St Andrews Ambulance First Aid Certificate.
A professional choreographer will be employed to work with Caroline in the Performance Class, where students get the opportunity to appear in a full musical production each year.
Although students are not required to wear a uniform for hourly workshops, t-shirts that are available to students who successfully audition for our Performance Class and take part in our productions. Additional T-shirts can be purchased by ANY student of Starmaker School of Drama for a small fee.
In recent years, students from Starmaker have been seen on 'The Saturday Show', and other local Television projects. Recently, these have included featured roles on the BBC2 drama 'The Key', and CITV's 'Butterfingers'.
In the summer of 2005, several of our students were invited by the BBC in London to audition for the leading role in a forthcoming movie starring Dame Judi Dench and Cate Blanchette. And more recently, the casting directors of such shows as BBC1's 'River City' have contacted us with a view to attending some workshops in the future.
In addition, Starmaker School of Drama is registered with leading Television and Film Companies both in Scotland and London, and from this several of our students were auditioned for a major feature film by Adios Productions in London.
Both the Kings and Pavilion Theatre have also requested the presence of our students at auditions for the their Christmas pantomimes.