Workshops – Friday March 16 PM

General

PM workshops are 14:00 – 17:00.  Links for booking can be found on the “Get tickets” page.

Soliloquy: Make That Monologue – Charlotte De Metsenaere

‘Solo’ + ‘loquor’ (‘I talk’).

Shakespeare knew it all along. Monologues have the power to build a strong connection with the audience. It is storytelling in a clear and imaginative way. There are so many tools to play with: storytelling, how to use the stage, taking risks, how to support a monologue from off stage, what to look for in a monologue and different ways to influence the story. We will explore at least 5 different styles of monologues, and different formats, in which they are useful.

Let’s break the 4th wall!

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Take Care of our Troupe – Eva Van Eynde

We are not just a bunch of people on stage. We form groups for all kinds of reasons: a mixer team at a festival, a random selection of players in workshops, people with a need for more performance time, geographically formed groups, people who want to explore more, players who just want to escape their house on a Thursday night, …

There are a lot of good reasons to connect and form groups. But after that first connection, how do we continue? What is the (new or continued) reason for this group to come together and stay together? What does it need in order to develop?

This workshop is for everyone who works with groups or is part of a troupe, from ‘newly formed’ to ‘been performing for years’. We will cover some exercises that can help your troupe to find a joint vision, to really see each other’s strengths and growing points, to give everyone a voice without actually having to use our voices. Because  we are never just a bunch of people.

 

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Hosting or the Art of Reaching Out – Torsten Voller

In this workshop Torsten Voller will share his experience in hosting and coach the participants to become better in their role as MCs. The workshop will be shaped by the wishes, goals and experiences of the participants and cover the three main parts of the personality of the host, cooperating with the fellow performers and the connection with the audience.

Possible topics are

    • Discover my own hosting-personality. How am I as a MC?
    • Hosting authentically
    • Worst case moderation: The biggest mistakes
    • The difference between the work as an improviser and the impro-moderator
    • The host as the „master of the arc of the evening“
    • How much improvisation can or should be in the hosting?
    • What is my role? What am I supposed to do, what not?
    • How do I give clear but charming directions to my fellow improvisers?
    • The host as a projection for the scene work
    • How can I let the audience look good all the time?
    • How do I find and take care of volunteers from the audience?
    • What is the risk I can (or have to) take?
    • How much do I explain what we are going to do?
    • Getting suggestions

And much more

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Humans – Project 2

Character work playing in the world of ordinary/extraordinary; where elves, robots, mermaids, lamps, dogs and Cheetos can all have a point of view. We’ll help you find ways of keeping emotional depth, honest reactions and relatability in play, no matter what the circumstances. .

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Body & Animality – Romain Abasq

​To build and to explore characters from your animal spirit. A physical workshop where you leave your brain at the door. Breathe, be still, move, sweat, spit, scream, find the animal instinct we have inside. Play in packs, look ateach other, feel, hear and break free from the group, live, improvise.

The purpose of this workshop is not to draw inspiration from animals to interpret human characters but to play the Animal, whether terrestrial, marine, aerial, underground, gigantic or tiny. At first we will play the Animal in its natural state, on its territory. Then we take him elsewhere, at his biggest predator, the Human.

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