Improvisation for Bespoke Script Development
A one day session for playwrights offering the opportunity to explore and utilise improvisation to support script development.
The workshop is aimed at playwrights working on a specific project, who are interested in exploring collaboratively how improvisation can be used and adapted to support their ongoing process.
The session will be moulded around the works being developed by the participants. However, it will also be useful for those without a project in mind who are interested in the processes for future works.
Participants will need to be open to diving in and improvising to help support each other.
Spaces are limited to ensure each project benefits from specific attention so early booking is recommended
Session cost: £53.00
TBC, 11.00 - 6.00
Understanding the Actor's Process - for playwrights
A three-part course of 2 hour long sessions, designed for new playwrights, to offer an overview of common actors' approaches to a new text, to help support ongoing script development.
There is, of course, no singular approach that an actor will use when developing a role, and practices are vast, and one no more valuable than another. This initial course will give a taste of practices originally inspired by Stanislavski's work, to offer playwrights with limited experience of these commonly used processes a practical understanding of the approaches.
The course will explore how a clearer understanding of an acting process can help shape, inform and strengthen a script, and offer the new playwright a greater confidence entering this creative field.
The sessions will require participants to be actively exploring processes, in a relaxed, informal environment. The emphasis will be on exploration however, not on performance to the group.
Thursday 2nd , 11.00 - 1.00
Thursday 9th, 11.00 - 1.00
Thursday 16th, 11.00 - 1.00
Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended
Cost (Full 3-part course): £53.00
‘The Lunchbox’ is a regular facilitated session open to theatre artists of all disciplines (writers, performers, composers, lyricists, theatre makers…) with an interest in developing their practice or a specific project, with the support, experience and skill set of other artists.
Please visit our Lunchbox page for further details.
The lab is designed for performers, theatre makers, playwrights, composers and lyricists - at any level of experience - with an interest in building a tool kit for devising theatre and finding their voice in a collaborative process.
Next lab: Summer 2024!
Previous labs have featured masterclasses from Gecko, Frantic Assembly, Tangled Feet, Complicite, Jason Carr, Darren Clark, Guy Connelly, Leo Geyer, David Eldridge, Nicholas McInerny
Please visit our Creating Theatre Lab page for further details