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Lara McIvor

Area of Expertise

Drama facilitation and theatre making, specialising in intercultural projects, community collaborations, forum theatre and using theatre as a tool for language learning.

Area for Work

  • All Northern Ireland
  • Greater Belfast


  • Actor
  • Creative Team
  • Drama Tutor
  • Facilitators
  • Production Team
  • Theatre maker

Age Range

Main age range is teenagers and adults but also happy working with older ages (care home work) and younger (facilitated primary school drama workshops).


- Master of Arts in Applied Theatre with Distinction from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
- Forum Theatre Training with Cardboard Citizens at Morley College.
- BA Hons Degree in French and Arabic from University of Oxford.
- TEFL Qualification and further EAL training teaching English as a foreign language.

Previous Employers

Drama facilitation (London) for Moving Waves Theatre Company, Freshwater Theatre Education Company, Tricycle Theatre, Pan Intercultural Arts, Lewisham Youth Theatre, Access All Areas (learning disabled theatre). Work with community policing in Jordan through Siren Associates, a not-for-profit organisation. EAL teacher at the Oxford Academy.

Previous Notable Work

Facilitated a project with community police in Jordan using Forum Theatre and other Boalian image theatre methods (basis of MA dissertation). Also involved in using drama to teach English creatively in refugee and migrant communities.

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