Cookies, an award-winning play, was commissioned as part of Masterclass' Cyberscene Project, run in partnership with The Pureland Foundation and children's charity Kidscape.
Cookies played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 29th October 2017 for two performances, and is available to watch online below. It is a relevant, thrilling play dealing with the effects of sexting, radicalisation, cyber bullying and our wider digital world, through the eyes of seven teenagers.
Click below to watch the filmed performance of Cookies
Cookies in Schools and CollegesMasterclass and Kidscape spent over a year working with 16 to 19 year old students from varying areas of study through the Cyberscene Project; collating and exploring exciting, fresh material through diverse and successful workshops. The script of Cookies reflects the real experiences and opinions gathered from the Cyberscene Participants.
Drama Resource Packs:
Broken down into three easily digestible sections, the GCSE Drama resource pack offers over 30 extensive theatre-based, written and creative activities for three AQA GCSE and two A-Level Drama modules. These include: Live Theatre Performance, Devising, and Monologues, Duologues and Group Work.
These resource packs are currently being adapted for online/home learning. The online lesson plans can be accessed here.
Section 1: Live Theatre Performance
Covers the AQA GCSE Drama 1C: Understanding Drama and AQA A-Level Drama component 1: Drama and Theatre.
Unit A - Plot and character development
Unit B - Acting
Unit C - Sound
Unit D - Set and Design
Section 2: Devising
Covers the AQA GCSE Drama 2A & B
Unit E - Reviewing Stimuli
Unit F - Develop your story
Unit G - Setting your scene
Unit H - Documenting your devised work
Section 3 - Monologues, Duologues and Group Work
Covers the AQA GCSE Drama 3: Texts in Practice and AQA A-Level Drama component 3: Making Theatre (Practical).
Unit I - Exploring monologues
Unit J - Developing duologues
Unit G - Conducting a chorus
Unit H - Group performance
In addition to the above sections, a further two resources have been written and curated by Education Consultant Susie Ferguson.
Writing about Cookies - Example paragraphs
Cookies The Film - Viewing Sheet
We can also offer bespoke workshops surrounding Cookies, such as exploring the themes and the process of creating an issue-based play, or talks with the creative team regarding creative decisions. If you would like further information on organizing a workshop at your school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further educational resources, including research from the London School of Economics into cyberbullying and the Cyberscene project, please see here.
Writer and Director Commentary coming soon!
Outstanding Drama Education Resource - Cookies & Educational Resources
Music & Drama Education Awards 2020
Standout Security Awareness Campaign - Cyberscene Project
Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2018