From April 2017 Salisbury Playhouse are running a series of drop in practical workshops specially designed for semi-professional and professional performers to keep their skills fresh whilst exploring new techniques. The workshops will be run by in-house and visiting directors and practitioners, and will be a great opportunity to meet a range of professional artists and directors.
The drop in workshops are suitable for ages 18+ and each session costs £10
All sessions run from 6.30pm - 9pm
Thursday 18 May 2017 - Yoga and the actor’s physical body with Jo Newman, Associate Director of Salisbury Playhouse.
Jo will work with participants to explore yoga and other physical approaches (such as the Laban Efforts) as ways of approaching character and text.
Thursday 29 June 2017 - Led by Flora Longley-Cook.
Flora will work with the group to practice physical playfulness in the rehearsal room. We will explore relationships and intentions through physical games and rules that can be used in a rehearsal room.
Thursday 3 August 2017 - With Director Hannah Treadaway
Hannah will work with the group to explore different ways of connecting with characters, their stories and relationships with other characters in a piece.
Thursday 2 November 2017 - Led by Dave Orme, this workshop will focus on observing and developing the social and political context of characters and how this can inform the choices made as a performer.
Dave is currently the Youth Theatre Director at Salisbury Playhouse and has directed the productions of Government Inspector, Peer Gynt, Stay Brave Brian Gravy, Clause 39, Moonfleece, Discontented Winter/House Remix and Bedlam.
Dave has worked as a freelance workshop facilitator, director, performer and audio visual artist for companies such as, The Point Theatre, The Berry Theatre, The National Association of Youth Theatres, The Nuffield Theatre, Pilot Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal.