Introduction to Theatre at The Green Backyard
Written Word, spoken word and Performance
This strand of our community learning is for those participants who like to write a little, read a little and perform a little. This is about you being able to tell your story whether that is through improvisation, storytelling around a fire, writing a poem or exploring theatre. You can be at any level for these workshops and there will be a cup of tea for sure. Please read our notes for more information too.
Wednesday 4th May, 11th May & 18th May from 5pm-8pm
Introduction to Theatre
Working with theatre director Poppy Rowley (Eastern Angles Theatre Co, New Vic Theatre & Sheffield Theatre) this course will introduce theatre in a way that is practical, informative and allows you to use theatre to tell your own story. If your a budding writer, playwright, director or actor then these workshops are for you.
Wk 1- 4th of May
Learn the techniques of how to explore a script. Looking at a text through the lens of an actor, it will explore how to view the script emotionally, uncovering the desires, objectives, motives and circumstances.
Wk 2- 11th May
Theatre Guru’s- Look at how key historic theatre directors and practitioners have influenced the way performance is created and their personal dramatic styles: including Mitchell, Lecoq, Meyerhold, Meisner and Stanislavski.
Wk 3- 18th of May
The voice and body on stage- a brief exploration of how to use the voice and the body; techniques and warm up’s useful for any performer, public speaker or those who perhaps aren’t confident speaking in groups.
All materials provided
*Our note: These workshops are great for confidence building, The three workshops can be attended singularly but all three would feed in to each other nicely.
Please book a space as spaces are limited for the course , sign up and book your place online at www.greeniversity.org.uk/peterborough or call Greeniversity on 01733 866437/882540 to reserve your space! any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org