AS and A2
"An excellent workshop. Informative and
interesting with the right balance of practical activities and
theory. Well tailored to the demands of the examination specification
and clearly run by an expert in the dark art of Stanislavski."
The Stanislavski Experience was established to offer teachers a resource designed to aid them in their delivery of their syllabus.
Our Stanislavski workshop gives the student a set of tools to help them understand and use the Stanislavski system. Your students will practically explore exercises on:
The super objective
The germ of the character
These tools can then be used to create a character and actively analyse a piece of text of your choice. The second part of the workshop sees your students getting up on their feet and experiencing the Stanislavski rehearsal process first hand. The workshop will give your students a solid practical and theoretical understanding of the system and how to use it effectively with text or when devising.
Physical Theatre / Lecoq workshops
Our Physical Theatre workshops are run by a Lecoq trained practitioner and are designed to support the Edexcel, OCR and AQA syllabi.
Performing a Monologue or Duologue
This workshop uses the Stanislavski system to give the students specific tools that can then be used when analysing, standing up and performing their monologue or duologue. The students are given clear guidelines that can bring their pieces to life and search for the internal truth of their character. There is an also an option for this workshop to follow a more experimental or physical path.
Our Berkoff workshop explores professional rehearsal techniques and exercises used to achieve a practical understanding of Berkoff’s rich poetic language and ensemble physical performance style. The workshop can be linked to Metamorphosis, Greek or any of Berkoff’s plays. Our practitioner has played Greta in Metamorphosis and The Wife in Greek.
Our devising workshops are particularly geared towards A2 practical performances, students are encouraged to work as a professional company of actors on a devising process.
Using the unique talents and creativity of each group, our theatre practitioner will use exercises that focus on the sharing of style, culture, individual experience, planning, thinking and practical experiment of ideas.
The workshop can be structured to facilitate any stage of your student’s progress and will prioritise the key examination requirements that might be enhanced by the input of an outside theatre professional.
The Artaud workshop looks at arrange of exercises that bring Artaud’s theories to life, giving the student a practical way into Artaud that can then be related to their devising or text work.
The Grotowski workshop covers key exercises to examine poor theatre and the total act. It will include the process of elimination ie.via negativa, the organic mask, construction of signs, interpretation of text, theatre as an encounter and take the actor and spectator into the rehearsal process.
Our Lysistrata workshops use a variety of sources and practitioners.
The Brecht workshop starts with a voice and movement warm up leading on to working through the Epization and Gestus exercises that Brecht used with his actors.
The group explores alienation through improvisation and then works on a text (of your choice) using various techniques to create a piece of Brechtian Theatre. The workshop can be linked to any text.
We also offer Creative Residencies lasting from 2 to 5 days using your choice of practitioner and style. The residency will work through key practitioner exercises building towards a performance. Our Creative Residencies are ideal for creating a piece of original theatre or rehearsing a play for performance in the style of a chosen practitioner.
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