There will be 3 workshops of 8 hours total duration by the Professor Dr George Rodosthenous and the actor Tom Colley, focused on the following topics:
1. Improvisation (By Dr. George Rodosthenous and Tom Colley)
This workshop will look at different improvisation techniques and question when, why and how they may be used as a means of developing a performance beyond the text. This will involve non-verbal techniques and focuses on the actor’s ability to respond to impulses “in the moment” and hone, develop and shape them in order to create a piece.
2. Actioning the Text (By Tom Colley)
Looking at the approaches of Stanislavsky and Mike Alfreds this workshop will look at how ‘Actioning’ the text can give a performance focus and energy. The directors and actors of the production will use examples from Antigone to guide participants through this highly rewarding process and share their findings on how this was used in rehearsals to ensure the actors’ spontaneity is heightened.
3. Laban Techique (By Dr. George Rodosthenous and Tom Colley)
A physical workshop aiming to helping participants explore how the work of Rudolf Laban can help their understanding of character and kick text into life. This will be applied both on movement work, but also on the way they deliver text. It will explore how Laban technique is a valuable tool in rehearsal to create characterization and physicality.