So, I’m doing this.
Any of you out there who’ve done workshops with me before, this is a slightly different format.
I’ve always been a theatre nerd. I’ve spent a long time digging into practices and theories looking for answers. Ultimately, I’ve found that the only valid answers are your own, but it can help sometimes to examine the questions that others have posed along the way.
With this workshop, I want to frame each day within the context of one of these five practitioners: Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov, Michel Chekhov and Grotowski. So, we’ll have a talk about what I understand their approaches to have been and how I’ve applied their questions and techniques to my own work. We’ll look for common, I would say, fundamental principles that each of these directors and teachers have shared in spite of their diametrically opposed aesthetics.
After talking, we’ll do what we can to practically test some of these approaches. We won’t get very far. These techniques take a long time to master. But if actor training is something that interests you, if you are curious to know a little of what these great artists were actually talking about and doing, then I’m confident you will get something of value from this experience.
The workshop is from the 4th - 8th of December and will be happening in The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin.
It costs €150 for the 5 days.
You can apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or by messaging our Facebook page.
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