Staff Profiles: Karen Benjamin

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Staff Profile: Karen Benjamin
Lecturer in Drama

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Karen Benjamin

Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

I deliver modules in devising into directing for performance; performing arts in education; support dissertation and research students and am a personal tutor.

Biography

Professional actor/director/improviser

Past experience in radio, stage & televison work, as well as Artistic Director of Community /TiE Theatre Company

Corporate work using drama as a means for training in field of manangement, childcare and professional development

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Drama & Dance Worcester College of Higher Education 1980
PGCE Drama Specialist Birmingham Polytechnic 1981
GDip Graduate Diploma in Playwork University of Gloucestershire 2009

Membership of professional bodies

Member of Equity

Teaching and research

Teaching

Drama

Devising

Improvisation

Level

Undergraduate

External responsibilities

Professional positions

Director of The Play Resource Company proviidng Scrapstore Playpods and associated training & play audits in primary and special schools

Chair of Meriden Adventure Playground Association