Artist In Residence/Teaching
Teaching and leading workshops has always been a feature of Gavin’s working life and he has taught extensively in Drama Schools
in the UK, including The Central School of Speech and Drama, and Guildford School of Acting, as well as being the first Artist in Residence at Wellington College, Berkshire.
He has taken workshops in Malta and Japan, and has taught in Hong Kong, Oman, Brazil, Chile, Senegal, Costa Rica, Australia, New
Zealand, Singapore, at The National Theatre in Taiwan and many other countries since 1988. These vary from pure Mime technique, to Improvisation, or working with writers on performing skills as they
tour their work around literature festivals (specifically run by ACE). He has taught Swiss students in the UK, and Russian students in Italy...
Most recently he was in residence at Seymour College, Adelaide, during the 2012 Festival.
He has been Artist In Residence at Eastbourne College, Sussex (UK) since 2010, working one-to-one with students on GCSE and A-level projects, leading lessons in Devising Theatre, as well as running Y9 drama, and the college co-produced his production of 'A Space Oddity' in 2010. He also assists HOD Tim Marriot in various ways, with the school productions, TV News day, and occasional outreach activities such as the local Shakespeare Festival.
For his solo show, 'Crusoe' he was in Barnsley, Yorkshire, working with students at Barnsley University. A new 'first' in
September 2012 sees him on a cruise ship through Italy and Spain lecturing on History of Mime, along with demonstrations of technique.
He is also a former Drama Advisor to the Arts Council of England, and a former board member of Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.
He is currently Associate Director of The MET (Moscow English Theatre) in Russia.
Recent plays Gavin has been involved with at the College include 'Evita', 'Macbeth', and in 2012 (December) a brand new adaptation of 'Dracula'. In 2013 he will direct four students in an A-level re-working of his own play, 'Spittoon'. He has also worked with students on stagings of 'Agnes Of God', 'Teechers', 'Top Girls' (featuring three female students and three puppets) and others...