Workshops Hila Di Castro

Hila Di Castro teaches the following workshops.

Please note that individual workshop registrations will open early February.  Festival packs can be booked now.

 – Re … action!

Intensive on 31/03, 1/04 and 2/04, mornings

How can my acting transform the scene, my partner and myself? How can I react fully and naturally?

Two of the key principles of professional acting (that many improvisers tend to forget) are action and reaction: what our character wants and how we can affect our partner in order to obtain this want. By focusing on attentive action and emotional reaction, our relationships deepen and our scenes come alive.  This is true for both comedy and tragedy.

This workshop is a pure acting class!  You will learn how to transform every scene through acting, and reaching towards your partner and not just to yourself.  This is a ticket to the wild rollercoaster of re/acting.

This is a 3 day intensive; participants need to take all 3 sessions.

 – The Gender Laboratory

Fri 03/04, afternoon

Research shows that an average woman speaks approximately 20,000 words a day, while a man speaks only 7000.  Since childhood, we are programmed by society to think of gender in a certain way – boys should wear blue and be powerful, while girls should wear pink and be gentle.

As we progress in time, we start breaking these patterns. But they are more profound than we think.  In order to break them completely, we must know the history of gender roles  and challenge ourselves not to take the beliefs we were raised on for granted.
This workshop aims to do exactly that.

We will dive into gender theory and history before challenging ourselves to play the opposite sex on stage without judgment.  We will then challenge ourselves to play scenes without ANY gender presumptions at all.  The laboratory’s goal is to make us see the world through different gender glasses.

 – Hang Your Judge

Saturday 03/04, afternoon

This workshop centers on the “inner judge” that sits on our shoulder and, while making a serious face, constantly tells us we aren’t smart, funny or original enough.

The purpose of this workshop is to help you learn how to handle your inner judge. Using highly practical tools, we will learn how to silence our inner judge when needed – and when to pay attention to what he/she has to say.

This workshop will help you to get out of your head and be free in your improv.