"Tamasha helped me to find my voice as a teacher-director and this in turn has given the students a voice.
Students are now relaxed about exploring and critiquing each other's representations of cultures through performance in the classroom."
Drama teacher, Graveney School, London
Tamasha Intercultural Millennium Education (TIME)
Launched in 1999 and developed by Sita Brahmachari and Kristine Landon-Smith, TIME was an innovative professional development partnership for secondary school drama teachers which focused on the development of intercultural drama education.
Working with six secondary schools in London and Birmingham, the project's aim was to encourage teachers to challenge the over-cautious assumptions of multicultural drama education of the past, and to think of ways to shift theory and practice beyond issues of 'black identity', 'minority concern', 'celebration' and 'race and racism' to address the full creative potential of cultural exchange.
In July 2001, Tamasha and Central School of Speech and Drama co-hosted the TIME 2001 Conference, showcasing the findings of the two-year research project. The conference brought together theatre practitioners and drama teachers from around the world, from as far afield as Bangkok to Greece and from Scotland to Bournemouth.