Two-headed fortune teller

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This week Ben led us in an improvisation workshop. We were put through all kinds of exercises which were both instructive and incredibly funny! Everyone enjoyed the improvisations even when they hadn’t quite got the instructions right! Improvisation is definitely a strength of the company who respond so well to each other’s cues. Towards the end we saw the two-headed … Read More

Working with Masks

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This week saw us working with masks and exploring how the loss of facial expression has to be compensated for with the rest of the body. Ben led us through a series of exercises and improvisations with some remarkable performances. [wcfgallery ids=”1097,1096,1095,1094,1093,1092,1091,1090,1089,1088,1087,1086″]  

Having a laugh

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This workshop this week, led by Ben Gunn from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, was based around voice and vocalisation. The talented Ben made good use of the piano to lead us through a range of exercises including this clip of the ‘laughing exercise’. We ended with a devised work vocalising a random piece of text. It … Read More

3rd Summer Workshop

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Another hugely successful workshop. Many thanks to Holly McKinlay (Playwright and Drama Coach) for facilitating a really interesting session on ‘units of action’. Stanislavski believed that each scene in a play could be divided into units of action. In each unit of action, each character has a sub-objective and its actions help them to achieve this goal. Units of action … Read More

2nd Summer Workshop

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Donald led the workshop. It was based on the idea of duologues – which is two people doing short scenes together. He provided the material. People chose a script and a partner and worked on it before doing a performance. The pictures in the gallery are the ‘pairs’ doing their performances, as well as some general ones. I watched all … Read More

1st Summer Workshop

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Wednesday’s workshop was pretty good looking at the pictures. Yvonne led the company in some improvisation. If Donald has that expression drinking from an empty glass, who knows what we would have got with a shot of something in it!