ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This two-day workshop at The Actors Centre will draw from the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, who believed that for an actor in an empty space anything and everything is possible. Based on techniques developed by Pants on Fire, this work will embrace the endless possibilities of theatre and storytelling. You will consider the use of space and scale, allowing you to create ‘worlds’. You will discover how one person can embody multiple characters which interact with each other with vivid precision. And you will explore how to create imagery through mime, prop manipulation and the body: A car chase, an explosion. You will also develop an understanding of the need to invest in the telling of a story in order to draw an audience into the world you have created and to make them care.
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THE WORKSHOP?
This work will widen your perception of the endless possibilities of solo performance and inspire ideas for creating and exploring new work. You may already have an idea for a solo show, but need inspiration in how to stage it. You will leave this workshop with a ‘tool kit’ of skills and techniques for creating, staging and performing your own
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP TUTOR
Peter Bramley is the Artistic Director of Pants on Fire. He founded the company in 2004 and has directed all of the companies productions to date. He trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Peter taught as Head of Movement at Rose Bruford College for twelve years as well as teaching at Central School of Speech and Drama and LIPA. He has also given workshops internationally including Yale University in the U.S., the Moscow Arts Theatre School in Russia, DAMU Prague, and Institut del Teatre Barcelona, Spain.
WHEN IS THE NEXT WORKSHOP?
26th - 27th June
£60 for Actors Centre members
£65 for non-members
How to book
Telephone: 020 3841 6601 / 020 3841 6602
In person: at reception during regular opening hours