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Educational Series: Viewpoints

  • Polanentheater 174 Polanenstraat Amsterdam, NH, 1013 WC Netherlands (map)

Viewpoints is a physical theater technique used in advanced theater training in the US and has been used to develop plays like The Brother/Sister Plays, Floyd Collins, and Civil War Christmas, as well as the work of the SITI Company. Viewpoints for Improvisers focuses on nonverbal communication and improvised staging.  The workshop will hone a performer’s ability to be aware of the whole ensemble and to work off each other’s unspoken impulses. Focusing on the elements of physical storytelling will help performers find stage pictures that are dynamic and visually interesting while supporting the scene.

Elyzabeth Gorman is an award-winning theater director from New York. In addition to dozens of productions and script development workshops based on Viewpoints and Boal, she ran workshops with improv actors to help strengthen group dynamic and improve ensemble storytelling. Her love of Shakespeare brought her to research at the Folger Library, guest lecture atNew York University, and earned the Gielgud Fellowship for Classical Directors.

The educational series will take place once a month, at the Polanentheater. Costs are €5 for members and €15 for non- members.  You must pre-pay in order to reserve.  There is a maximum number of participants for most workshops. Please mail for information and to reserve. We hope to see you there!