Making mess to make theatre with Andrew WhymentIn association with Just Add Milk Theatre Company we are delighted to bring you a workshop with director Andrew Whyment. Andrew stages new writing, devised work and fresh adaptations of classic texts. He is also an experienced facilitator of education and participation projects. He is based in London but has worked across the UK and abroad in countries including China, Croatia, Saudi Arabia and the USA. He is Artistic Director of award-winning theatre company, Squint. He is a graduate of the Birkbeck Theatre Directing MFA, an Associate of the National Youth Theatre and formerly Resident Assistant Director at Leeds Playhouse. His process is influenced by the practices of Mike Alfreds, Anne Bogart, Keith Johnstone, Jacques Lecoq and Thomas Ostermeier. www.awhyment.com
An anarchic session that encourages participants to embrace failure and tell stories expressionistically. Discover how to use games, mess and impulsivity to create epic theatre. Exercises in this session are grounded in the practices of Mike Alfreds and Anne Bogart.
Over 18's only.
Creative mindfulness and responsiveness on stage with Matt HassallIn association with Just Add Milk Theatre Company we are delighted to bring you a workshop with Almeida Resident Director Matt Hassall. Matt is a theatre director who is originally from Manchester and now based in London. He is a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre and was the Young Company Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 2014 - 2018, seeing the company win School of the Year at The Stage Awards in 2018. He worked as Associate Director to Sarah Frankcom, Bryony Shanahan and Matthew Xia as well as making his own work with the Exchange and across the North West. Since arriving in London, Matt has become a guest director at The Brit School, an Artistic Associate of the National Youth Theatre, practitioner at the Young Vic Theatre and will end the year directing a family show at The New Wolsey in Ipswich.
Creative mindfulness and responsiveness on stage - fusing existing techniques from Meisner and Mike Alfreds with excerises that I have created through my own practice, the workshop will reflect on the art of being present and introduce performers to exercises they can introduce to their own approach to keep this concept active.
Philip Ridley Double BillIn association with Just Add Milk Theatre Company the team are delighted to announce that PHILIP RIDLEY will be hosting their first workshops of 2019. Philip - at JAM's request - will be doing two of the sessions he did with us during our time at ArtsEd. We all found these workshops incredibly inspiring - brimful with ideas! - and they gave us lots of fresh ways of seeing things.
FIRST WORKSHOP (14th January 2019)
In the first half, Philip will talk about how he started writing and painting etc, his time art school, how he got into drama etc. This will also include music tracks that have inspired Philip, and which help illuminate the craft of both acting and writing.
The second half will be looking at a monologue that Philip has written and will give out.
At the end of this session Philip will give everyone a copy of a another monologue to prep for session 2.
SECOND WORKSHOP (21st January 2019)
In the first half, Philip (and the group as a whole) will look at and discuss what everyone has come up with for the monologue they took away.
Philip will then give out a short monologue and there will be a 'fast track' ride (fasten your safety belts!!) getting it from 'unseen text' to 'performance ready'. This monologue is not yet in print, and might be useful as a surprise audition piece in the future.
There will also be time for discussion and Q&A and etc.