This workshop is an introduction and gives the participants an opportunity to explore how to create and develop a character by starting from the outside.
Through a series of exercises focused on both personal awareness and teamwork, you will learn a style of improvisation that feels more like life...
With a lush musical score, catchy songs and an ‘everyman’ story that relates to everyone’s experiences of making career and life decisions, Allegro is fun to perform and enjoyable to watch. Focusing on one man's life, from birth in 1905 until his thirty-fifth year, Allegro portrays life and love against the backdrop of the Depression.
Circus Girl takes you on a journey through America during the 1890s—from Kansas City to Chicago to Denver. It is the story a young performer who has lived in the circus her entire life. She knows very little about the outside world, and suddenly has to fend for herself in rapidly changing and precarious surroundings.
We’ll do a cold reading of Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare on Friday 19th January at 20:00 on Ijburg
Nymph Errant is the light-hearted story of Evangeline Edwards, who graduates from a finishing school in 1933. She and her classmates are encouraged by their teacher, Miss Pratt, to "experiment", in the broadest sense possible. What follows is a romp through Europe with plenty of opportunities for snappy Cole Porter musical numbers, interesting dialogue, lots of accents, wonderful costumes, a few dance steps, exotic locations and a good time for all.
The Truth Hurts and So Does Love is David Nicholson’s 21st century prose translation of Molière’s Le Misanthrope - the French master’s most modern play. A play of character rather than plot, it focuses on Alceste, a man principled to the point of psychological distress, and Célimène, the independent woman he loves - and the men and women who surround them: his realistic friend Philinte, bad poet Oronte, wealthy wastrels Clitandre and Acaste, prude Arsinoé, and Célimène’s sensible cousin Éliante.
In this 2-hour workshop we'll cover various vocal & breathing techniques and exercises aimed at helping the participants properly use their voice and diction when performing on stage, or in any other type of situation involving an audience. Participants are asked to prepare and know by heart a short monologue or poem of their choice they will be using during the workshop.
We will look at similarities of play and screenplay structures -- what each scene must do, directing the focus, conflict, etc. -- and the differences. The rules of screenplay writing will be discussed, such as the four-line rule, page count, white space and more. We will also compare plays and film adaptations
Travesties is a play by Tom Stoppard. The play centers on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution, all of whom were living in Zürich at that time.
What happens when you're not "straight" and your family's a little bit narrow? Join the InPlayers for one modern family's account of how a gay man can still walk the "Straight & Narrow". Written by Jimmie Chinn and directed by Matt Percy, "Straight & Narrow examins what can happen when misconception mixes with miscommunication - resulting in a hilarious and heart-warming evening of theatre.
The Alexander Technique promotes awareness and balance in everyday life, improves your quality of life, changes your ingrained habits and patterns, and helps to reduce and prevent stress and relieve pain. During this introduction course, I’d like to help you gain a better understanding, organization and use of your body, resulting in better posture and balance, significant reduction in stress, and relieve and prevention of pain and discomfort. This will improve your stage presence!
This workshop aims at offering to its participants a first encounter with Commedia dell'Arte. We will be working with masks, expressions, and the physical representation of archetypes. Once the basics of these archetypes is understood and assimilated, we can move on to the second phase which is to improvise simple everyday situations within the frames of clear canvases. Before you know it, you'll be experiencing comical scenes depicting humanity in all its variety, for the pleasure of actors and audience. In a nutshell, a refreshing workshop laying the groundwork for future acting, with or without masks!
This workshop is an introduction to Method Acting and gives participants an opportunity to discover several at techniques as well as how to use elements of this method Systematically to build a credible character. Imagination, sense memory and physical action will be explored.